Blogette # 8: Spectacular Sunday Brunch at Heritage London

Whew, what a year. But we’re officially into fall and with the ability to do a some more local things, I think this is a good time to resume my blogette writing. Today, I want to tell you about the SPECTACULAR brunch we had this weekend at Heritage Restaurant on Regent Street in London. Rewind…

The Launch of Fernweh Foodie!

It’s no secret that one of my favorite parts of traveling is trying all new delicious foods from all over the world. I love finding new places to try my old favorites or restaurants raved about by all the locals. I try to avoid the main tourist restaurants but have been known to veer toward…

Five Edinburgh Restaurants for Expats Missing Home

Now, it’s not that pub food isn’t delicious… but England and the UK in general aren’t really known for their amazing cuisine options. Hailing from the state that has some of the most amazing restaurants in the country (including 29 of the top 101 best American restaurants), I am big lover of food. California, and…

Five Reasons You Need to Visit Erice, Sicily

On our recent trip to Sicily, we decided to have a general game plan without getting to much into the weeds of planning a trip. We wanted to experience Sicily for what it is and really just immerse ourselves in the culture. So, though we had a general list of Tim’s family’s villages we wanted…

Rolling out Ravioli in Rome

The heat enveloped us as we stepped out of the last stop on the Rome’s metro blue line. Intense sunlight played between clouds heavy with rain that wouldn’t fall. the air so thick it was almost tangible. I longed for the cool of the metro train as we walked through the nearly abandoned streets. The…

Discover Cinque Terre and the Ligurian Coast

Last June I arrived for the first time in Cinque Terre and generally liked my experience. This summer, I arrived again and fell in love. Zoe, my college roommate, and I spent four days and three nights on the amazing coast of Liguria and vowed to return again next summer and every summer as long…

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…

Three Days in Madrid

15 things to do on a long weekend in Spain’s phenomenal capital Day One Morning: The sun gets warm early in Madrid, so take time in the cool of the morning to stroll through the meandering paths of the Parque del Oeste. Before the sun is too hot, wait in line to see the Templo…

Cahoots! takes me back in time

Did you know you can time travel in London? Last Saturday my friend Kaitlin and I found ourselves back in 1946, celebrating the end of WWII in an air raid shelter below the streets of London. Okay, so we didn’t really find a hottub time machine, or even (spoiler alert) fist-shaped time-hopping ship made of…

Firenze’s Phenomenal Food

Besides the amazing museums, architecture and general feeling that you’re walking through history, my favorite part about Italy is the food. Everywhere you turn you can find delicious pasta, melt in your mouth gnocchi, pizza unlike anything you’ve ever tasted and of course gelato to make you drop to your knees and praise the ice…