Let It Be London

Travel is returning to normal, masks are disappearing, and we have nearly exhausted all possible weekend trips by train. Now, we are taking advantage of easy direct flights from Lyon. And to be honest, we are close to exhausting these options too. When we had a free weekend between our Easter Amsterdam weekend and my … Continue reading Let It Be London

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

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

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