Memories of Venice, Italy

Our recent Slovenian adventure involved flying through Venice Marco Polo. When we were planning the trip, I found it a bit difficult to stay focused on the new and incredible sights we’d be seeing in Slovenia when Venice was right there. We’d been there before, so I knew how magical…

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Ljubljana, Slovenia Weekend Travel Guide

Our Slovenian adventure ended in the country’s capital, Ljubljana. This adorable city is set in a valley surrounded by mountains, making it even more picturesque. Great food, beautiful buildings and lovely weather made our stay in Ljubljana delightful and relaxing. Ljubljana, Slovenia Travel Guide Getting There | Do | Stay…

Bled, Bohinj and the Motorail to Ljubljana, Slovenia

On our last morning in Bled, Slovenia, we woke up early and hopped in the car for a day of driving and adventure. We had mapped out a route that would be much longer than the usual 45 minute drive from Bled to Ljubljana, but much more interesting. Our journey…

Lake Bled in the Rain: Travel Guide

Ah, Lake Bled. It is so, so beautiful there. When we visited, it was also so, so rainy. The lake, with its beautiful island and castle, is surrounded by mountains. The turquoise waters and bordering forests are so peaceful and lovely. It is a wonderfully relaxing place to visit, especially…

Méribel and Les Trois Vallees Travel Guide

Oh, man. Our travels often inspire “pinch me” moments. Even after a year and a half of expat life, it still happens. Our trip to Meribel, in particular, was full of those “pinch me” moments. I’ve been skiing since I was a little girl and skiing in the Alps is…

Hiking from Leatherhead to Leith Hill

In the run-up to our big hiking trip in June, we’ve been embarking on roughly one hike per month here in the UK in addition to our training in the gym. For February’s hike, Andrew chose a route that would be easy to get to from London, offer us some…

Weekend Wanderings in Paris, France

There are so many resources out there with wonderful itineraries and recommendations for visiting Paris. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m qualified to join in. While we had a fabulous weekend there in February and walked 31 miles over two days exploring the many different neighborhoods and museums of…