When your child leaves home for college the household changes. You walk by their room and try not to glance at the empty bed and clean space. Your house is a little less full and a little quieter. It will never be the same. Wanting to celebrate my daughter’s first successful year at college and … More College, cocktails, relationships!
We were on final approach into Edinburgh airport. My body was aching with fatigue and my eyes were burning from sleep deprivation. As I viewed the country from the small window at my jump seat I knew I was doomed. The sky was a gorgeous blue. Thin streaks of white clouds telling the story of … More Outdoor hike, cold beer, great food…the ultimate cure for jet-lag?
Rome for Easter? No we weren’t crazy, just curious! This picture tells a story of our short break to Rome over Easter. Vibrant, colorful, serene, complex, rapid, and blissful! We were jet-lagged and hoping for an early check-in at our hotel. I guess 8:30 am is somewhat unreasonable on our part. Like they say “everything … More What Rome is [really] like during Easter!
Paris is one of those remarkable cities. The museums, the architecture and, seriously, the bread. Although I find either you love Paris or hate it! I’m sure you can guess the way I feel about this magical place. I couldn’t wait for my twenty-four hour layover, as it had been five months since I had … More Thirteen stops on the metro for coffee…only in Paris! Join me for an afternoon in the City of Lights!
It was a work trip. I couldn’t resist three whole days in Barcelona as opposed to the normal twenty-four hours. I wouldn’t be jet-lagged, I could do a day trip, I could eat late like the Spaniards, I could sleep in and explore. Well, it went something like that. Day 1: after a three-hour … More I went for the culture and obsessed over the food…how this vegetarian navigated Barcelona!
I am old school. A hotel person. Possibly because of the cancellation feature. Not wanting to lose my money if I have to change my plans last-minute. (The chaotic life of flying standby). Throwing caution to the wind, we rented a two bedroom apartment in the city center of Madrid for four days! We … More Location, location, location…apartment living in Madrid
Our flight was full and a little delayed. Zürich was extremely foggy and we had to circle. We landed late. There was a wait for our rooms at the hotel and breakfast was offered. All I wanted was sleep, soon I would have been up for twenty-four hours. Breakfast it is. Slowing eating, waiting, and … More Traditional food and fun for a day in Zurich!
Happy New Year! Early January began with brutal cold tormenting the US. A winter storm blanketed the east coast with snow and delivered blizzard conditions. Schools were closed, airports at a stand still. Making it hard to do anything other than curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book. Don’t despair. … More How to kickstart 2018; health, happiness and travel tips!
January started off in Heidelberg Germany. Breath-taking, medieval and oh so cold. The architecture is as interesting as the food scene. For every foodie a dinner at the Scharff’s Schlossweinstube located within the Heidelberg Castle walls is a must night out! February took me to a wedding in Cabo! Bringing family, friends and fun together. … More Oh the places I went…the year in review!
Arriving in Edinburgh I am always immediately transported back to another time. Medieval, magical, majestic. There is a castle that sits on top of the city. An extinct volcano you can hike. Festivals in the summer. You can wind your way through cobblestone streets. Stopping to shop in one of the many cashmere boutiques. The … More Christmas markets make a great weekend getaway and Edinburgh offers one of the best!