Christmas in Aachen, Germany

How do Europeans celebrate Christmas?  In a variety of ways!  Each country has its own fascinating traditions which have come down through the ages, bringing holiday cheer to young and old.  Germans celebrate Christmas in a big way, and German Christmas Markets are an integral part of the German holiday traditions.  Follow us through the … More Christmas in Aachen, Germany

Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

Val has just written an article for a major travel blog called Cheeseweb!  It details the best of our epic summer trip through Romania.  Click HERE to read it. You can also watch our videos below for a taste of what’s happening in each of Romania’s three regions:  Wallachia (Bucharest), Transylvania, and Moldova (Iași).   … More Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

American Pilgrims in Holland

Before their historic Mayflower voyage, the Pilgrims lived in Holland! Find out more about why they went there, how their life was, and why they left for the New World, where they thrived and began the American Thanksgiving tradition. Fly-By-Night Press is dedicated to encouraging educational and mind-broadening experiences through books and travel.

What Happens in Barcelona…

Nobody is really sure how things got so out of control that night. Who is to blame is a moot question. Assigning guilt would imply that there was premeditation or gross negligence involved. It was more an accident than anything else. ‘Who was liable?’ is probably the right question to ask as I reflect back … More What Happens in Barcelona…

A Walk Across Spain

Halfway down the mountain, some of us rested. Some called it a day and took off their packs and boots for the evening. Others simply waved as they continued to the valley floor to find their beds, too weary to stop, too weary to sit. The descent of the west side of the mountain was … More A Walk Across Spain

5 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas in Europe – Get Lost! In Love…

By Val Karren Every year in the midsummer week, I take my wife away on a romantic getaway to commemorate our wedding anniversary. While Europe has a long list of exciting destinations with fascinating history and inspiring works of art and architecture, they are also filled with lots and lots of people. Our modern, hyperconnected … More 5 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas in Europe – Get Lost! In Love…

Learning to Eat Like an Italian

By Val Karren As I prepared to start writing my second novel, I travelled to Sicily to listen to Italians speak Italian, with everything but their voices. I don’t speak Italian, (well at least not that fast), and so I listened and observed carefully while in those locations that I had selected for settings in … More Learning to Eat Like an Italian

Modern Memories in Kyiv, Ukraine

By Val Karren “Don’t throw the bread!” On most days I would support the argument that throwing bread is a bad thing. It could get dropped, land in the mud, and be wasted. On this day though, I wasn’t the one throwing the bread…I was the one catching it. It had been three days since … More Modern Memories in Kyiv, Ukraine

Local Flavors – Travel Through Taste

by Christine Karren One of the great joys of travelling is the exploration of other cultures by way of their food.  Countless cookbooks have been written detailing the culinary delights of various national kitchens, not the least of which was Julia Child’s The Joy of French Cooking, which influenced the world and even made its … More Local Flavors – Travel Through Taste

Paraíso Perdido​

It’s been nearly ten years now since I started using. It was rather harmless at the start, and I can honestly tell you that when I started, I had planned to use it for only a few months. I could not have foreseen how quickly it got out of control. … More Paraíso Perdido​