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…

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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…

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…

Scottish Highlands Adventure: The Caledonian Sleeper, Ullapool and Scaling Stac Pollaidh

Though we travel a heck of a lot, what has made our expat experience so wonderful and our transition to living in London so easy are the friendships that anchor us here. We are so incredibly lucky to have met many wonderful people in London, and our main crew are…

Travel Tips for Americans Visiting London from an American Expat

London is an incredible city for many reasons. You’ve made an excellent decision in choosing to visit here. It has been said that when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Having lived here for over a year now, I am inclined to agree with that sentiment.…

An Hour in Brussels, Belgium

On our way back to London from our fabulous weekend in Bruges, we had a little over an hour between our regional train to Brussels and our Eurostar departure back to St Pancras International. Since neither of us had ever been to Brussels, we decided to make the most of…

Rome, Italy in 24 Hours

Living in London and having easy access to travel in Europe are two things we try not to take for granted. We feel so lucky to have these opportunities and to be able to experience them together. However, expat life does have its drawbacks. The primary downside is that we…