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…

The Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

It finally happened! After nearly two very long years of not seeing my parents, they made it to England! We spent a wonderful ten days exploring London, Cambridge and generally just enjoying being together again. And of course, we made a huge Thanksgiving feast and gave thanks that we were together again, at last. One…

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…

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…

Why Slovenia Should be Your Next Vacation Destination

Located at the tip of the Balkans and long utilized as a crossroads for traders between Germany, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Mediterranean, Slovenia’s culture is a mix of many different cultures and unlike any place I’ve ever been. Never really on our list of places to head to, when Tim’s coworker suggested we head…

Two Days in Amsterdam

Day 1 Breakfast at your hotel This isn’t a hard and fast rule since there are tons of delicious breakfast options in Amsterdam (like Danish pancakes), but for me, my travel rule is, if the hotel offers breakfast, it’s worth it to just easily start my day without having to search for a place to…

Trekking to Tintagel Castle

On our first overnight trip since lockdown Tim and I stayed relatively local (by American standards) and drove to the south of England for a few days. Our friends have a lovely guesthouse in Torquay and we spent some beautiful days basking in the sun, walking on the beach and generally enjoying the coastal scenery….

Eight Excursions to take in Beautiful Budapest

Originally three cities split by the Danube river, Buda, Pest (said Pesht), and Old Pest are now united as one large Hungarian capital, Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city full of amazing architecture, delicious foods and a history of being taken over by it’s neighbors. But Hungarians are resilient and their capital is now a…