Category Archives: Wisely Traveled

Cheese Fondue Recipe

Cheese Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we thought to also fondue into the new year, every year. Click here for that post!  How to make cheese fondue? The following recipe is also what the restaurantsRead More

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Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Texas Christmas Market, Christkindl in Arlington

Last year at this time, we enjoyed stepping back to a time and place where my German husband and I first met, a Christmas Market! In Germany, my husband and I enjoyed strolling Christmas markets, sipping our Glühwein and enjoying the trinkets being sold in open-air stalls, and have since enjoyed experiencing the nuanced and different perspectivesRead More

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Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas

Krampus in Dallas, Krampus? Do you know what a Krampus is or rather WHO Krampus is? The past two years, I have written posts about Krampus: 1) His comeback in Germany and Austria again. 2) Who is that Christmas Devil called The Krampus? Now it’s become known here in America. Hollywood even released a movieRead More

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Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

Recycling, in Germany, is a Nightmare

You have to be German to understand (and be able to recycle in) Germany. Actually this is a love-hate relationship for me. I love how Germans recycle but I hate doing it. From receiving a citation to just doing it wrong, it’s been a nightmare for me. When my husband and I had decided toRead More

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Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

Out & About: Cultural Learning Journeys to Take Your Kids On

The following is a guest post from Kelly Warfield. Kelly believes:“The world is packed full of interesting and diverse cultures, and teaching kids through travel can help prepare them for the future. School vacation is the perfect time to introduce your children to the different histories, norms, and perspectives held by the many thriving culturesRead More

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Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

Travel to Mexico Without Leaving Dallas

If you live in Dallas, but would like to feel like you have traveled to Mexico. Take a little trip to Garibaldi, 9334 E RL Thornton Frwy, Dallas, TX 75228. From the food, the people, the shops and more, you will literally feel transported into Mexico. Garibaldi Bazaar is a maze of small booths, nearlyRead More

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You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

Of note, the following generalization applies to being married to a German man or woman in Germany. If a German, moves to the US or another country, out of their own desire, then their mindset and goals in life and therefore personality are going to be different, changed, and changing compared to a German whoRead More

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My Big Fat German Wedding

My Big Fat German Wedding

This month, June, and year, 2016, I celebrated my ten year wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married in Bavaria, Germany. It was an amazing wedding! How do German wedding traditions compare to American wedding traditions? My Big Fat German Wedding The Rings 1) Germans don’t wear diamond wedding rings. While Americans do their hugelyRead More

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May Day and Maypole Celebration

May Day and Maypole Celebration

Yesterday was May Day. When I was living in Germany, especially within the Bavarian region, where my husband grew up, on May 1st, there would be a celebration “Aufstellen des Maibaums”(Erecting of Maypole). It is still unclear where this tradition originated from, but my husband was told that it dates back thousands of years toRead More

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What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You?

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You?

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You? I have a deep deep love for Ireland that will forever be a part of my past, present and future. My time living abroad in Ireland changed the path of my life forever, the person I am today, even the way I mother my children and liveRead More

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