Schloss Ambras sits on a hill just outside Innsbruck. We stopped there on the way out of town, and it turned out to be pretty interesting. Located on the site […]
We have a rule for traveling: whenever there is a hill, we must go up it. And so, we escaped the tourist hordes once again, and took the Nordkettenbahn (train) […]
So, when I was looking up stuff to do in Innsbruck, I went on Trip Advisor and read reviews that mentioned how “weird” and “creepy” the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum was. Some […]
The Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum is one of the best collections of folk art I have ever seen, in any country. Yet it was practically empty on the day we visited. Go […]
I knew absolutely nothing about Innsbruck before we arrived, other than it was on the way to Italy and was kind of ski chic. I definitely had no idea it […]
Preferably with käsespaetzle (cheese noodles) and preiselbeeren (wild cranberries). Why is this wildragout (wild boar stew) so freaking good? Because the pig ran around in the Alpine woods for a year or […]
Once upon a time there was a Boy. His parents thought he might never grow up. But, one day, he decided he was ready to become a Young Man. He […]
Because I know I will never have quite such a nice one again!
Packout is in three days. So, we’re getting down and dirty here. Today, I tackled my teenage son’s closet. Three-quarters of the shoes in there filled a trash bag. I […]
We shipped our car a month ago and I have barely noticed. I can get anywhere I want to on die öffis, a complicated network of under- and above-ground trains, trams, buses and bike paths. It took a while to get the hang of it, but once I did, I never looked back. It is an awesome system, and I am sure going to miss it when I get back to lame public transport in the States.
I won’t repeat my epic rant about Austria being the ashtray of Europe. But today, as two smokers sat down next to me in a bus shelter, I was reminded […]
Every weekday, rain or shine, I go for a brisk walk. Since my apartment-bound life in Vienna is unusually sedentary for me (I’m used to renovating houses and gardening a half-acre or so) this daily exercise is absolutely key to my sanity. One of my favorite routes is along the Donaukanal. I’m going to miss it!