Maypole celebration alive and well in Bavaria

by JoslynChase, May 9, 2022 in Learning, Travel

On April 30th, my husband and I decided to go out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. We arrived in Grafenwoehr a bit too early and none of the restaurants were open yet, so we strolled down to the town square for an ice cream appetizer. And that’s when we learned that the Maypole celebration […]

I’m excited to be working on a new book

by JoslynChase in Travel, Writing

It’s a new year, and I’m excited to be working on a new book—the next Riley Forte thriller. I’ve been waiting a long time to write this sequel to Nocturne In Ashes and I can’t wait to get started! If you’ve read Nocturne, you may remember that in the last scenes of the book, my […]

I climbed to The Eagle’s Nest

by JoslynChase in Travel

The area surrounding Salzburg, Austria is absolutely astounding in its beauty. Breathtaking views abound wherever you turn. To get a spectacular vista of the marvelous wonders, I climbed to The Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s summer retreat at the top of the Kehlstein mountain. When I say I climbed, I don’t mean that I hiked up to […]

Weird & Wacky News Items Make Fodder for The Pen

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel, Writing

I love writing. And I believe the stories I write are suspenseful, entertaining, and emotionally engaging. But let’s face it, sometimes it takes a bizarre premise or opening paragraph to grab us as readers and pull us into a story. Weird and wacky news items make good fodder for the pen. I am always on […]

I’m excited to share Prague with you

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel

Over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I visited one of our favorite cities, and I’m excited to share Prague with you now. It was one of those magical journeys when everything seems to go right. We lucked into a great deal at a hotel right on the Old Town side of the Charles Bridge. […]

A beautiful visit to Würzburg

by JoslynChase in Travel

On a lovely Sunday afternoon, my husband and I took a day trip to visit the beautiful city of Würzburg, Germany. The city is situated on the River Main in the region of Franconia, the northern part of Bavaria and like most cities of medieval origin, it has a varied and interesting past life. The […]

Wildflowers on the trail

by JoslynChase in Audiobooks, Travel

Yesterday afternoon we hiked the Rauher Kulm trail in the Upper Palatinate with our youth group from church. A beautiful day, warm and clear with just enough breeze to stir the leaves on the trees into a gentle whisper and set the wildflowers on the trail to nodding. The drive up to the mountain took […]

My Memorial Day at a Concentration Camp

by JoslynChase in Learning, Travel

For Memorial Day, I took off work to spend the day with my husband, exploring the beautiful countryside and points of interest. We started out in the morning by hiking up to another ruined castle, but decided an appropriate way to spend the afternoon would be to visit the concentration camp at Flossenbürg. What a […]

Finally…my jaunt to a German castle

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

I’m so happy to report that I finally got out into the countryside and hiked to a German castle! Many of you know something about my challenges over the last several months. It’s been a grueling year for just about everyone, and I was by no means spared—stranded for over a week in the desert […]

More traveling in the time of Covid

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

We are in the grip of a worldwide pandemic, many locations are in lockdown, and we’re all suffering from restrictions on personal freedom and movement. Yet I’ve crossed the Atlantic three times in as many months and I find it ironic that I’ve done more traveling in the time of Covid than I normally did […]