Ich bin ein Berliner


One of my favorite stories I heard growing up was about my dad visiting East Berlin as a college student. It’s one of those stories that needs to be heard instead of read, but it ends with a German guard pointing a machine gun at him while he backed away from the Berlin Wall.

I’ve had a fascination with this city for decades, because it has had so many lives and so many re-births. Did you know that only recently Berlin celebrated the wall being down longer than it was up?! It feels absolutely surreal that I’m getting on a plane tomorrow to see it myself. (Follow me there via my Instagram stories.) I realize Berlin is much more than it’s infamous history. I’m excited to immerse myself in the culture, people-watch and stay in a fabulous hotel. I have some museums and biergartens earmarked, but if you have any recommendations please send them along.

Meanwhile, here are a few links for your Tuesday:

This is the question to get a free hotel room upgrade

On the creation of my favorite children’s book heroine

We need this in every city!: Turning food waste into donations

I’m packing all of these in my suitcase #parenthood

Is it a cold, allergies or a headache?

Apparently, this is why Berlin is so baby-friendly


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