A Weekend Near Dieppe, France

My family and I recently spent a long weekend at an Airbnb located on the top of a cliff with a view of the French coast near Dieppe. It was by far the most relaxing vacation we’ve taken since moving to Europe. It was a simple weekend of simple pleasures.

Why Visit Burg Eltz in Gemany?

The idyllic river flows gently around the castle mound.  It’s cool, shallow waters and smooth stones are perfect for a barefoot walk.  As my daughter and I stacked pebbles and stones into precarious pillars in the middle of the river the hem of her cotton dress skimming the water’s surface, small children splashed and giggledContinue reading “Why Visit Burg Eltz in Gemany?”

Two Days in the Austrian Alps

Kitzbühel with a Kid “Last one down the mountain is a rotten egg!”  Why did I say that?  What was I thinking?  Surely, my intent was to ignite my daughter’s competitive spirit, for my odds of a victory against the tandem toboggan team of her and my husband were low…almost nil.     However, with aContinue reading “Two Days in the Austrian Alps”

Cat Café: Awesome or Awful?

His iridescent, yellow eyes locked on my panini, licking his lips, he gracefully stretched then leaped down from his sun-soaked window ledge and stalked closer to my table, prowling for his lunch.

Day Trip to Annecy, France

My family and I had the opportunity to travel to Annecy, France at the end of summer and spend a day in the historic, medieval section of the city.  From the canals, to the chateaus and amazing views, this lakeside hamlet nestled in the French Alps is so beautiful.  We had an amazing day exploring,Continue reading “Day Trip to Annecy, France”

Must See in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague – Praha, the Heart of Europe, the Golden City, the Mother of Cities, the City of a Hundred Spires.  The nicknames it has acquired since its founding in the 9th century are vast, like the cobblestones that pave its historic center.  Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and is home toContinue reading “Must See in Prague, Czech Republic”

Travel Presently

It happened on the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic at sunset – one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.  The silhouettes of saints and Gothic towers along the bridge. The Prague Castle and spires of St. Vitus Cathedral peaking the hill.  The sun’s fluid waves in its reflection off the VltavaContinue reading “Travel Presently”

16 Things to do in Southern Ireland with your Child

My husband and I love bringing our daughter along on our adventures.  In fact, there’s never even a question on whether or not she will come with us.  We love to explore as a family and think that it is beneficial for her to have these experiences in her life.  Plus, she’s actually a lotContinue reading “16 Things to do in Southern Ireland with your Child”

Exploring the Luxembourg Christmas Markets

This is my first year living in Europe and of course I had to venture out to some of the famous European Christmas Markets.  Each one I visited was unique and charming in its own way, but my absolute favorite one of the season was Luxembourg City.    What Luxembourg lacks in size, it madeContinue reading “Exploring the Luxembourg Christmas Markets”

Things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland

The medieval town of Kilkenny, Ireland is picturesque and pregnant with personality.  I may be a little biased as I can trace my paternal ancestors back to this region, and this hamlet has been on my list of places to visit for years.  Biased or not, it definitely lived up to the anticipation.  Below areContinue reading “Things to do in Kilkenny, Ireland”

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