Top 10 Things I Learned in Greece

Last month we met up with some family for a week in Greece. It was a week full of touring ancient sights,  relaxing by the beach/pool, sampling local wines, and eating enough Tzatziki to feed an army. It was positively delightful and as with most of our trips, I learned a thing or ten. Here…

New Zealand – Part 3 – Return of the Mac

Okay, here were are…the last post about our trip. I will try and keep it brief because really, at this point, three parts seem ridiculous and we are running into the New Year and all that. Christchurch: After our really active first week, we headed to Christchurch near the east coast of the South. We were not…

New Zealand: The Fellowship of the Lakes  – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my epic ramble about our trip to New Zealand. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, just do that real quick then pop back over here…don’t worry, I’ll wait… … … … okay, ready? Let’s pick up where we left off… The middle leg of our trip included Lake Wanaka…

New Zealand: There and Back Again – Part 1

Ahhh! I honestly have no idea where to begin on this one. To say we fell in love with New Zealand is a understatement. There are lots of beautiful places on this planet but the land down underer really has it all. In addition to having stop-the-car-I-need-to-take-pictures-because-this-is-so-friggin-beautiful landscape, the country is full of wonderful people, fun…

Northern Spain: Do’s and Don’ts

When planning a trip to Spain, most people opt to go to Madrid (been there), Barcelona (done that), then head to the south to check out towns like Sevilla and Grenada. However, we wanted to take a vacation in July and my Spanish friends told me that during summer, they call this area ‘the pan…

Top Ten Reasons to Love Madrid

To celebrate me turning another year older, we jetted off to Madrid for a long weekend. I originally wanted to share 33 reasons why I thought Madrid was awesome (for each of my 33 years) but that seems excessive so here are my top 10ish – in no particular order. 1. The food. I know…

Taking Your Animal to Europe – Dos and Don’ts

I cannot tell you how many people asked if I was taking the fat cat with me to Munich and were shocked that I said yes. I guess it’s fairly common to give up your pets when you move?? For me, it was never optional. Could you leave this face behind?? I couldn’t. In case…