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…

Finding the Joy of Childhood at London’s Winter Wonderland Carnival

If Weisbaden is the quintessential Christmas market, then London’s Winter Wonderland is the exact opposite. While it had some minor nods to the idea of the German Christmas Market, it, by and large, was nothing like the first market we visited. Sprawling throughout Hyde Park, London’s Winter Wonderland faire is beyond massive. I knew it…

Solo exploration in Edinburgh

Tim has a large contract in Edinburgh and because of this, we have been venturing up to Scotland’s gorgeous capital every few weeks. While Tim is off at work, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring the fair city on my own. Luckily, Edinburgh is perfect for solo female travelers and as such, Edinburgh has quickly…

Picture Perfect Portmeirion

September flew by in the blink of an eye and if it’s any indication as to how this tour overseas is going to go, then I have a feeling we’ll be home in CA before we know it. Less than 24 hours after returning from Finland, Tim and I popped down to Heathrow to pick…

Lessons learned from an August trip to Edinburgh

Lesson 1: Heed your friends’ advice, especially if they’ve been to Edinburgh and you haven’t. “You need to plan everything you do on your trip to Edinburgh. You can’t just wing it. ” My friend Alex said to me, her blonde ponytail blowing in the light summer breeze as we walked to the town market…

Two tickets to Belfast, the city I didn’t know I could love

On a late summer evening in July 2007, on the pier in Huntington Beach, California, Tim and I met for the very first time. Eleven years later, and 5,000 miles away, we walked hand in hand on a very different beach, two very different people. Over the past decade Tim and I have weathered many…

Two Tickets… for England

We’re an American couple about to move from Sunny Southern California to the sprawling, green English Countryside.