Expat Life

  • My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving

    My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving
  • Life in London: September and October 2018

    Life in London: September and October 2018
  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018

Holiday Hike in Surrey

Our hiking schedule took some hits this fall. First, we had to cancel our October hike in the New Forest due to the crazy hurricane winds that hit the UK that weekend and Andrew was sick. Then, I sprained my knee and its recovery has not gone as quickly as…

Christmastime in the Cotswolds

We decided to stay in London for Christmas, so Andrew’s parents booked a trip to visit us just before the holiday. Since it was their second trip to London, we decided to head somewhere new for the weekend! Andrew and I had been hearing about the Cotswolds pretty much since…

Bucharest, Romania Travel Guide

Where to begin with Bucharest? In some ways, the revitalization of the city after joining the EU is very evident. Yet the many crumbling, beautiful buildings and other brutalist buildings stand as a reminder of the city’s complicated past. Once called “the Paris of the East,” once home to a communist…

A Weekend in Deià, Mallorca

A weekend in Mallorca is more than enough time to inspire creative plans to stay there. We were warned that this might happen, and sure enough, after a few days spent on this island paradise, we were ready to stay. This trip was very different from many of our previous…

Corfe Castle Day Hike

After hiking the South West Coast Path from Swanage and a lovely night spent in the adorable village of Worth Matravers, we set out on foot to Corfe Castle on a grey September Sunday morning. Originally, we were thinking we’d need to walk along the road to get from Worth…

Things to do in London: A Guide to London at Christmastime

In just one word I would describe Christmastime in London as magical. There is something about Christmas in London that is more special and spectacular than anywhere else I’ve been. With so much to see and do during the Christmas season, I’ve put together a guide to London at Christmastime,…

A Night in Worth Matravers, Swanage

The charming little town of Worth Matravers was our destination after our hike along the South West Coast Path. We arrived as the townspeople were gathering at the little stone church near the centre of the village. Lucky for us, our giant backpacks made us stick out like sore thumbs and…