Top 10 Things to Do in Hamburg, Germany

This time last year I joined my husband in Hamburg, Germany for a week while he was at a work conference. It was my fourth time in Germany but only the second time I've ever traveled with him for work, and the first time I was really exploring the Schleswig-Holstein region of the country. I’ve …

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Perks of Traveling Solo

There is something invigorating, liberating and empowering about traveling solo, especially as a female traveler. I wouldn't say I prefer to travel alone, but when the locations, activities, and my goals align, traveling solo can be an incredible experience. Of course there are downsides to traveling solo as well—in some places it might be unsafe, …

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Worldly Fare: Nielsen’s Pastries

Our latest local find for wordly fare was Nielsen's Pastries, a Danish pastry shop that's been operating in Lower Queen Anne since 1965. We were in the neighborhood, ready to spend our day seeing some films at the Seattle International Film Festival but were a bit early to line up for our first show. We hadn't had breakfast so we decided …

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Worldy Fare: Try the World Portugal

My third Try the World box arrived! After thoroughly enjoying my Holiday box and Thailand box, I was thrilled to open the latest and discover Portugal! Despite having been to Europe numerous times, I didn't make it to Portugal until 2014 as part of my birthday trip and goal to visit 30 countries by the time I turned …

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Coffee Roastery and Museum in Hamburg

One of my favorite finds in Hamburg, Germany was the Kaffee Museum in the Warehouse District, known as Speicherstadt. Brian and I discovered it one of our first days while wandering around but it was after hours and already closed for the day. I decided to check it out after returning from a day trip one …

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Germany: Day Trip to Luneburg

We had an incredible week in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany and our final day trip to Luneburg was the perfect ending to our travels. Given we had an early flight the next morning, I didn't want to travel too far from Hamburg or return exceptionally late on our last day trip. Luneburg was perfect-- a half-hour …

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Germany: A Day in Kiel and Lubeck

While I had an incredible week exploring different towns in Schleswig-Holstein during my solo day-trips around the region, I was excited for Friday. Brian's work conference was over, and instead of using the day to travel home, we used it as one of two days to explore the region together. I had mapped out the different …

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Germany: Day Trip to Lubeck

As I researched things to do in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany in preparation for our trip, the city of Lubeck seemingly always topped the lists of 'top places to see' and 'the best day trips from Hamburg.' Only a 45-minute train ride from Hamburg, this city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987-- the first time …

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