Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils (Oh My!) in the Netherlands

The traditional saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." But for us, Spring arrived early as April delivered blooming fields of colorful tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils right outside of Amsterdam. Amsterdam has been on our list to visit since we moved to France over two years ago. We originally planned to go to Amsterdam over … Continue reading Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils (Oh My!) in the Netherlands

Skiing in the Alps Part Two

As a cruel April Fools joke, the weather brought snow to Lyon for the first time all year on the first of the month. A quick reminder that while it may be Spring, it's not Spring weather yet! April Fools Day in France is known as Poisson d'Avril, literally translated to the fish of April. That name almost seems like … Continue reading Skiing in the Alps Part Two

Hunting for the Northern Lights in Finland

Almost five years ago, Jordan and I experienced the northern lights for the first time while on vacation in Iceland. We were driving over a mountain pass in the late evening, and out of nowhere, the sky lit up in hues of green. Jordan quickly pulled the car on the side of the road and … Continue reading Hunting for the Northern Lights in Finland

Living in France for Two Years

Time moves differently as we get older. Some days never seem like they will never end, but months pass with a blink of an eye. How is it possible time can move so fast but so slow at the same time? And while it almost feels like we just arrived, as of February 27, we … Continue reading Living in France for Two Years

Trading Gondolas for Gondoliers

You're in for a treat this week for our weekend in Venice, Italy as this is the first time Jordan's photos have been completed by the time I wrote the post! I've made jokes before on how we've visited a few cities that have nicknames "Venice of the (insert geographical area here)." The list includes … Continue reading Trading Gondolas for Gondoliers

Skiing In The Alps

We've been pretty quiet over here lately, but all is good. We rounded out 2021 by spending Thanksgiving in Georgia with my family, getting our booster shots, exploring the Christmas markets in Germany, and ringing in the new year with a week of skiing in Switzerland. I created a ski monster out of Jordan, and … Continue reading Skiing In The Alps

Strasbourg the Capital of Christmas text with snowy buildings

Strasbourg: Capital of Christmas

"Let's go to Strasbourg," Jordan and I have both repeatedly said to each other over the past year. This French city has been at the top of our travel list, but we've never found the right time to go. But when we learned Strasbourg transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland each year as the "Capital … Continue reading Strasbourg: Capital of Christmas

Travel Traditions: Christmas Ornaments

With Thanksgiving officially over, it's time to decorate for Christmas! I was all for putting up our Christmas tree as soon as possible, but Jordan convinced me we should wait and keep our christmas ornaments stored until after Thanksgiving. No skipping holidays in this house! That, and the fact we spent the previous two weeks … Continue reading Travel Traditions: Christmas Ornaments

Athens Greece Weekend Recap

Feta Late Than Never: Greece Recap

And just like that, Summer is ending. As the borders opened at the beginning of the season, our calendar quickly filled up. We were fortunate to have been vaccinated early in March to travel around confidently. Our weekends booked up fast that we did not have a free weekend from May through the end of … Continue reading Feta Late Than Never: Greece Recap

Bastille Day in Paris

After a tough year of restrictions and event cancelations, the Bastille Day events would recommence this year throughout France. I planned to take Bastille Day off instead of the Fourth of July this year at work. We then made plans to travel to Paris and experience the celebrated events on July 14. Even though many … Continue reading Bastille Day in Paris