Stepping into the Stone Age at Kents Caverns

The island on which we live is steeped in history. From ruins of Roman towns to Medieval Castles, you can find history wherever you turn in the United Kingdom. But history of man on the island far exceeds medieval kings and queens and even ancient Rome and we experienced this history first hand a couple…

Barcelona: A photo blog

For the last few months trade has been banned and I’ve mostly been writing about life in lockdown and the anxieties I’m going through. I think it’s time today to focus on some past trips and happier memories. So here are some photos from just under 48 hours in Barcelona. The first thing we did…

Roma: A photo blog

Hello from the farm! It occurred to me the other day that while I include photos in my blogs about the places I go, I don’t share nearly the amount of photos I take on my travels. Given that I won’t be traveling any time soon, I thought now was the perfect time to share…

Wine Tasting at W&J Graham’s Port Lodge

I walked into W & J Graham’s and felt instantly comforted. The cavernous port lodge entry area was whitewashed wood and smelled old… but in a good way. Decor was sparse but clean but a massive iron “Grahams” ensured I knew where I was. We checked in to our tour reservation (reservations are a must)…

Cautious Conversions: Six Do’s and Don’ts on Money Exchanging Abroad

Converting your money from American dollars to Pounds or Euros can get confusing, frustrating and worst of all, expensive. Traveling to Europe from the states is costly in and of itself, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on excessive fees and hidden charges. After living internationally for 18 months and…

48 Hours with the Salzburg Card

Tim’s work has brought us back to Germany for the week and last weekend we decided to come to the continent early to spend the holiday weekend in Salzburg. While planning what to do in Salzburg, I discovered the Salzburg Card, a flat-fee card that gets you into over 30 attractions and offers discounts on…

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…

For the Anxious Traveler

My tips on how I survive traveling (semi) alone with GAD and PTSD I (usually) try to keep an air of happiness and excitement to my posts. I want to share the wonderful things about traveling and living abroad. I’m experiencing so many things in a few short months and years that I could only…

My Meerkat Meeting

Sam circa 1993 was a Girl Scout and in my troop we each had animal names. I don’t remember why or what the purpose was, but these names followed us for a few years. My best friend was otter and I was meerkat. My mom tried to convince me to be muskrat for the 1976…

Finding Dunkirk’s Winter Market

Dunkirk’s Winter Market was a pleasant surprise for us. Intending to head into Belgium for their Christmas Markets that are held over until the new year, we chose Dunkirk as a mid-point on out road trip where we could learn more about Operation Dynamo and see the infamous beaches where so many lives were lost…