a picture of Berlin seen from the Spree river

Hack Boat Tours on the Spree in Berlin to Save Money

There are oh, so many ways to see Berlin, but one of my favorites is to hop on a boat and glide down the Spree. Since we don’t have our own yacht yet (we can only afford yachts made by Lego at this point), we have to suck it up and book tours along with…

On the Hunt for a Great Read?

One of the silver linings of being an expat housewife is having the time to read like a complete glutton. Back when I worked constantly, I was often too tired to put the effort into sifting through reviews or browsing my local bookstore just to find something. Maybe that’s a problem for you, too. The problem is never finishing a truly…

view of Arkenberge, a green hill which people are walking up

Hiking up Arkenberge, Berlin’s Highest Mountain

This summer’s weather in Berlin has been abnormally mild, to say the least. There were only a few days this summer that I can remember being miserable at night, tossing and turning in the hopes of catching a nonexistent breeze. Last August, by contrast, was a constant stream of hot days and muggy nights. Don’t get me…