Highlights from the Scottish Highlands

Holy moses, it’s been too long since my last post. This summer has been a bit of a whirlwind and thus, this blog has suffered. But that is neither here nor there because I have recently returned from a jaunt through bonnie Scotland with my dad and stepmom. They picked a good one for their…

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…

6 Things I Love About the German Workplace

Today is my last day with my first job here in Munich and it’s a very bittersweet day. While I am really looking forward to my new path, I am also sad to be leaving such a wonderful workplace. As I will be doing full-time telework with the new job, I have been reminiscing about the…

Cheers for Two Years!

Okay technically the fat cat and I’s two year anniversary in Munich is February 7 but it’s been a month since I last posted so we’re celebrating early. When I was back home for Christmas, I was often asked some variation of “So what’s it like living in Germany? What’s different?” For starters, yins should be reading…

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…

Rantypants

It’s Friday and I’m in a mood so I am bringing you the top things I rant about on a constant basis. In the most loving way of course.

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…

Apologies in Advance

We are coming home this weekend for a week and in true Steph and Jerry fashion, we are going to try and fit in as much and as many people as possible. I am already very aware that we will fail to make everyone happy in this, so I just want to apologize in advance…

Inflammation In My Tear Gland

I need to take a break from our regularly scheduled program of sarcasm and humor to be completely open and honest with you – aka the 7 people who actually read this stream of consciousness (hi mom). I am in a really deep pit of homesickness at the moment. There. I said it. Now you know….