Tagged: Vacation

From Benefits to Brainstorming: Business ABC’s 0

From Benefits to Brainstorming: Business ABC’s

Howdy, and welcome to the Thank-Goodness-It’s-Spring (on the calendar, anyway) edition  of Intercultural Reflections I will continue A,B,C-ing my way through the American business landscape…today’s blog comes courtesy of the letter „B“, as in…...

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The Right to Rejuvenate

Micronesia. Tonga. Kiribati. Marshall Islands. Nauru. Palau. The United States of America. These countries all belong in a group together, but for what? No, they don’t all enjoy year-round tropical beach weather. Just ask...

Field Report #2: Spring Break, USA 1

Field Report #2: Spring Break, USA

Spring Break in the USA…Florida beaches, wet t-shirt contests, wild debauchery, fun in the sun. Well…not exactly, when you’re 20+ years out of college and travelling with your family of four in tow. Then...

Trees! Lights! Food! Christmas! 5

Trees! Lights! Food! Christmas!

Currently, my social media is awash with pictures of Christmas trees. Lots of them. As usual, U.S.-folks are outdoing themselves with decorations and lights on their floor-to-ceiling, full-bodied trees (can trees be “full bodied”?...

Five Ways Your German Workplace Will Differ from Your American One 0

Five Ways Your German Workplace Will Differ from Your American One

1. Colleagues may bring in baked goods to share on their birthday Let’s start with the fun, fluffy stuff. Once, when I worked at a high school in the U.S.A., I was greeted in...

A Vacation from Business 3

A Vacation from Business

Last week for the Fall school holidays, we took our fifth cruise—and our fourth through the Mediterranean. We don’t lack imagination, this is mostly due to logistics—cruises with itineraries leaving from northern Italy involve...