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

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

Fête des Lumières in Lyon

Lyon transforms from a laid-back metropolitan to a bustling city dazzling with lights around every corner for four days in December. Lyon's famed festival, Fête des Lumières, or Festival of Lights, illuminates the city with magic and wonder through various light displays. After organizers canceled the event in 2020 due to COVID, it was back … Continue reading Fête des Lumières in Lyon

Discovering Belgium: Walking our way through Bruges

A few months went by before we were able to take our second trip to Belgium. We made sure to find a city with a little more character than "Manneken Pis." We landed on Bruges, a medieval town with narrow cobblestone streets lined with guild houses and the faint smell of chocolate in the air. Bruges, located … Continue reading Discovering Belgium: Walking our way through Bruges

Discovering Belgium: Tasting Our Way Through Brussels

While living in Europe, we try to taste the local flavors and dishes of each country. We have tried some fantastic eats like fondue in Switzerland, and tomato bread in Spain. When we made it to Belgium, we knew we had to try their long list of famed delicacies: chocolate, waffles, beer, and French fries.  Our first … Continue reading Discovering Belgium: Tasting Our Way Through Brussels

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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

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Pink Salt Flats in the Camargue

With a little bit of freedom and a full tank of gas, we were off to explore more of the country we have lived in for over a year. The curfew in France moved to 9:00 pm, outdoor dining had just reopened, and we had a long three-day weekend ahead of us. Our destination? The … Continue reading Pink Salt Flats in the Camargue

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Faire Le Pont: Long Weekend in Barcelona

If there's one thing for sure, the French enjoy their holidays. Particularly in May. It feels like France has a holiday every other week in May, and maybe that's because it does. There's May Day (Labor Day) on May 1, WWII Victory Day on May 8, Ascension Day on May 13, Whit Monday on May 24, … Continue reading Faire Le Pont: Long Weekend in Barcelona