Venice of the Alps

We are becoming quite the weekend warriors. Some locals have told us we will know France better than they do by the end of our expat journey. On Fridays, after Jordan finishes work, we depart for our next destination. With the new curfew in Lyon starting that weekend, it made the decision easy to leave. … Continue reading Venice of the Alps

Chasing After Fall Foliage

I don't know about you, but Fall is my favorite time of year. Cold nights and crisp air start to fill the air. Oversized sweaters come out from the back of the closet. Warm blankets now have a permanent place on our couch. Trees begin to change from green to vibrant shades of orange and … Continue reading Chasing After Fall Foliage

The Fjords of Western Norway

Today's blog will focus on the second half of our Norway trip through the fjords of western Norway. Warning: this is a long post. Make sure to get comfy before you read it! The second half of our Norway vacation started as we flew from Tromso to Oslo. We had planned nine days to explore … Continue reading The Fjords of Western Norway

The Mythical Moose of Norway and Other Creatures

When traveling in a new country, we are always hyper-aware of the road signs and rules. But we started to see the same signs over and over on our trip. Everywhere we looked, there were road signs warning drivers of animals potentially in the road. But these weren’t general awareness signs; they were highly specific. … Continue reading The Mythical Moose of Norway and Other Creatures

Traveling In a Pandemic

After an amazing 16 days, our trip to Norway has come to an end. We enjoyed trading our tank tops and shorts for cooler weather that required down jackets and gloves. In the past two weeks on our trip, we have experienced the following while traveling during a pandemic: fifteen different hotels, seven flights, six … Continue reading Traveling In a Pandemic

“Do You Want a Burger?”

If the Norwegians like one thing, it’s definitely a burger. In the first part of our trip, I unwillingly ate three burgers in as many days. In Svalbard, some of the menus were limited where you could choose from multiple types of burgers but not much else. We also had limited choices at the restaurants … Continue reading “Do You Want a Burger?”

Land of the Polar Bears

Jordan and I set off for Norway on July 31st, arguably one of Lyon's hottest days. The weather was 104 degrees, and we were ready to trade for something a little cooler. Instead of flying out of Lyon, we decided to fly out of Paris to have a direct flight to Norway and limit our … Continue reading Land of the Polar Bears

Chasing the Milky Way

I wrote this post as I received the news on Wednesday that the company I work for is restructuring and that I have been laid off. In the spirit of being vulnerable and authentic, I still want to share our experience last weekend as well as what I am going through currently. My friend said … Continue reading Chasing the Milky Way

The City of Love… and Chipotle

Did we take the train to Paris just to eat Chipotle twice in one weekend? I won't say that we went to Paris just for Chipotle, but I won't say that we didn't go just for Chipotle either! Truth be told, a couple of years ago I read how some celebrities flew to Paris for … Continue reading The City of Love… and Chipotle