A Walk in the woods at Muir Woods National Monument

Giant Coastal Redwoods rise up around me.  I stand in awe that less than 30 minutes ago I was standing among the skyscrapers of San Francisco. A short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is a wilderness oasis near one of the US’s largest cities in the most populous state.  These coastal redwoods aren’t a hidden.  They stand proudly in the Muir Woods National Monument. Continue Reading . . .

Walking Along the East Side Gallery at the Berlin Wall


I stand in front of the colorful graffiti wall of the East Side Gallery.  I am far too young to remember the day the Berlin Wall fell.  I was born can only imagine the feelings of East and West Berlin as the city was reunited for the first time since World War II.  It was a symbol of the Iron Curtain between the Capitalistic West and Socialistic/Communist East. Continue Reading . . .

Walking to the Camp – The Dachau Path of Remembrance

Dachau.  Until the Nazi’s takeover of Germany, it was a small town with an artist colony.  In 1933, the Nazi’s would forever link Dachau with their reign of terror.  Dachau was more than a concentration camp.   It was the master plan for all other concentration camps.   Like many visitors to Dachau, I arrived via the U-Bahn train station from the city of Munich.  I was then planning on taking a bus to the camp. Continue Reading . . .