I'm Karren Doll Tolliver, an American girl from the Midwest now living the dream in Europe. I've been into photography since 1984 and ran my own photography business for several years. I still do occasional commission photography and stock work. I have worked as a professional freelance writer since 2009 on various subjects, including food, home and garden and technology.

I maintain a travel and food blog at www.ATravelForTaste.com.

I'm the author of 'A Travel for Taste - Collected Czech Family Recipes' and 'A Travel for Taste: Germany', with stories, language, history and recipes from the Czech Republic, Bavaria and Franconia. These books are based on the experiences recounted on my blog.

My bachelor's degree in English and a CELTA qualification for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) enables me to live and work in Europe. Right now, I live near Munich, Germany, with my husband.

Teaching prompted me to create a podcast for learners of English called Slow American English (www.SlowAmericanEnglish.net). For it I write general-information text about life in the USA and read it slowly so that students can practice listening skills.

I travel as much as possible and journal and photograph everything. Look for the stories and pictures in upcoming blog posts and books.