A goodbye to our house

Last week we officially moved out of our house. The move to Italy is starting to feel very real, though the move date is still a soft one as we await final paperwork. (I apologize for not officially announcing it here and only on instagram! Things have been crazy and I found the words difficult.)…

Touring the Krakow Jewish Quarter

Last month I finally got on a plane again! I completed my first international solo trip as I headed to Krakow, Poland. Though is it really a solo trip when you have amazing friends waiting for you at the other end? I have fallen in love with this beautiful city. And have made some lifelong…

Wandering through Westminster Abbey

I’m back! As I sit down to write I realize that it’s been a very long time since I posted. I apologize. We have been working on some huge things in the background and I can’t wait to share them but I need to wait a little longer before we make them public. So, instead,…

Learning to Relax at Negroponte

I am a traveller, an explorer and a foodie. A lover of history, architecture and culture. When I travel somewhere new I want to soak it all in. Eat all the best food, see the most amazing sights and climb the tallest of towers. We don’t rush on vacation, but we also don’t laze around…

An Itinerary for the Interesting Isle of Man

Located halfway between the Island of Great Britain and Ireland lies a small island known as the Isle of Man (sometimes spelled Mann). And while it’s technically a British Crown Dependency, it governs itself and was never a part of any of the Kingdoms of Great Britain. The Manx are a fiercely proud people and…

Llandudno, the Queen of the Welsh Water Places

“Taking the waters” has long been a popular activity for those living on the Isle of Great Britain. In fact bathing in special springs has been said to have healing benefits even before the Romans arrived on the island. By Queen Victoria’s reign, however, doctors began to suggest that inhabitants of the island venture to…

Blogette #11: A Return to the Theater

It had been 476 days since I last set foot in a West End Theater. And now I know a lot of you are thinking, “and?I’ve been to the theaters once ever in my life.” Or maybe some of you are thinking good, I hate the theater. And honestly, to each his own. but I…

Underneath London: The Postal Museum’s Tunnel Walk

It wasn’t that long ago that in order to tell your best friend the latest gossip, or hear from your love, you had to write it out on paper, seal it up, put a stamp on it and send it through the post. While you would never send a letter instead of an email or…

Home: Musings from a Desert Girl

Recently, I was fortunate enough to meet with the amazing tattoo artist Hettie Baker in London. When I decided what I wanted her to design, I decided I wanted California poppies mixed with some creosote flowers. To be honest, the creosote bush is kind of ugly as a whole, but looked at closely, it’s tiny…

Tim Speaks: his reflections on expat life after three years

Three years ago today we got on a plane and changed our lives. With six suitcases in tow, Tim and I headed for a country we’d never seen to start our first expat adventure together. Reading this blog you always get my views, thoughts and opinions on expat life and the traveling we do. What…