Blogette #9: Snowdonia Alpacas

The rain came down softly but persistently as I stepped out of the car in my orange Hunter Wellies. It had been raining all morning but that wasn’t going to stop us on this adventure. We had arrived at a small farm in Wales to walk Alpacas! Gayle, the owner of Snowdonia Alpacas met us…

Blogette #7: In Search of Nessie

Long fascinated with mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, I knew that seeing the loch with my own eyes some day needed to happen. When we planned our trip through Scotland this Christmas break, we made sure to stop by Loch Ness to, hopefully, say hi to Nessie. Days before we actually stood on the…

Blogette #6: The Launch of Humphrey and Me Design

Way back when we lived in the states I was a graphic designer for a conservation consulting firm working on government contracts. And while I am loving the travel and blogging, I am missing creating. Over the past year I’ve done freelance work here and there but I am craving more. So I’ve decided to…

Blogette #5: A night at the symphony and an ode to my father.

Saturday night Tim and I had the opportunity to attend our very first symphony. Now, I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love classical music for so many reasons. It’s great to listen to while I write, it’s calming, it’s beautiful to dance ballet to and most of all, it fills me…

Blogette #4: Getting lost in Venice

You’re going to get lost in Venice, just accept it and enjoy it. This was the advice I remember most from reading Rick Steve’s book on the floating city. And while my overconfidence in my map reading skills lead me to be dubious about this advice, it proved to be 100% correct. You WILL get…

Blogette #1: In defense of my American meal in Athens

Introducing blogettes! I’ve decided to share some smaller stories of expat life in between regular blog updates. This first one is a bit of a reflection on decided to forego some traditional Greek food one afternoon in Athens for a traditionally American chain restaurant, something some “true” wanderlusters might turn their noses up at. My…