Nepal: Expectations vs. Reality

For a few years now, I have been dreaming of going to Nepal. I don’t even have a concrete reason as to why but something about being in the Himalayas was calling to me. In January, I decided to finally pull the trigger and I booked the Mardi Himal Trek with Nepal Hidden Treks (highly…

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…

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…

You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers (FAQs – Round 2)

I honestly have no idea how time flies so quickly! I feel like I blink and another month has passed. Between work, German class, hanging out with friends, and celebrating Jerry turning into an old man, we haven’t had a lot of time to just chill. Fortunately on Sunday, we finally had some much need…

And In Recent News…

Well friends, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that due to the Lufthansa pilot strike, my flight to Rome this weekend was cancelled so I was not able to participate in the marathon and therefore will not be able to share with you a full race recap. I know….

You’re Moving to Munich? How? Why? (aka FAQs)

  Since Jer and I announced that we would be moving to Munich back in October, our friends and family have flooded us with a ton of questions. I figured the best way to start this blog was to answer as many of these questions as possible from the get go. “Why are you moving…