Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Sneak Peek of The Kingdumb

Today is “Tell a Joke Day,” so I thought it would be a good excuse to give you a sneak peek of my novelette, The Kingdumb. I have wanted to release this story as an eBook for awhile but didn’t have the time or drive to do so while I was Read more →

7 Tips to Improve Your Trip to Disneyland Paris

If you’ve never been to Disneyland Paris, you may wonder what you can do to save time and money while you’re there. Here are a few things that I or people in my group did that may be helpful for you. Although I found out after the fact that a Read more →

5 Places to Find Calls For Fiction and Poetry Submissions

Whether you write fiction, poetry, or creative non fiction, there are many places you can look for potential homes for your creative writing work. Literary journals and online magazines often release calls for submissions in which they let you know what they like to publish, if there’s a theme for Read more →

Summer Reading, Had Me a Blast

Last summer, the U. S. Air Force Europe Library had a summer reading program for adults, and I decided to sign up. The theme of the program was Paws to Read, which I thought was pretty cute. For each book I read and reviewed between the opening date in June and the Read more →

Funny You Should Ask 2: Questions Asked in Search Terms on Getting Mail in Germany & Cake in a Jar

Today is the 300th post on Embracing Adventure! For post 100 and post 200, I shared some of the interesting search terms that have brought people to this blog. This time, I thought I’d mark the occasion by sharing answers to some of the questions I’ve gotten (often multiple times) in Read more →

Some Italian Words and Phrases

I’ve thought for awhile that I should eventually try to pick up some Italian. I had initially studied German because of my heritage, and I also have Italian heritage. However, I hadn’t done so by the time I went on a trip to Venice. I knew a few Italian words and phrases: Ciao Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Childfree and Loving It!

As if on cue, when I cracked open Childfree and Loving It! by Nicki Defago, the baby in the apartment above me began screaming. Ah, thanks for yet another reminder why I don’t want children. This book is full of reasons you may have thought of for not having children and Read more →

My First Trip to Wiesbaden & Eating at Enchilada

Misadventures in Getting There When we moved to Kaiserslautern, most of the people I knew moved to Wiesbaden. I didn’t see any of them for several months. Then, a friend and former coworker who lived there asked me to come to a birthday dinner at Enchilada, a Mexican restaurant, so I did. Read more →

30 Day Blogging Challenge Round 2: Day 9 Recap

Time flies when you’re having fun. One day I decided to rest before a trip thinking I could knock out my next post when I got back, and here I am two weeks later after trips to Venice, Berlin, and several cities in Switzerland, finally ready to post again. I Read more →

Learning From Music Videos: German Versions of Disney Songs 2

Since I was recently in Disneyland Paris, saw Confessions of a Retired Disney Princess yesterday, and had been in a mood to listen to Disney songs the last couple of days, I thought I’d share five more German versions of Disney songs. I find them to be a fun way to Read more →

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