Trip Summary: Europe 2013 (Tons of Photos!)

I’ve been back in the US for just over a week now, and I’m finally making headway processing my photos (and my thoughts!) from our mother/daughter trip to Europe. I’m working on more detailed writeups, but for now I wanted… Read More ›


Castles and Cathedrals

We’re in Cologne today, after spending some time in Poland and before heading to Duesseldorf for our flight back to the States. We got in earlier this morning, toured the famous cathedral, ate lunch, and went on a short river… Read More ›


Cappucinos and Cafes

As I write this, we are sitting in a cafe in Venice, adjacent to the church of St. Paul. We just had a wonderful meal – I finally got my fill of fresh seafood – and now are enjoying some… Read More ›


Art Museums and Artistry

We spent most of today wandering through a few art museums. I was dumb, and thought this was the first Sunday of the month (when in reality the last Sunday of the month), so we did not get in for… Read More ›


Tourists on Trains

We woke up this morning in Amsterdam and then took the local train (more stops, more time, but cheaper) to Brussels. We spent a few hours in the city, enjoying waffles, chocolate, and beer (for me) on the seriously impressive… Read More ›


Review: iPhone App: CityMaps2Go

I drafted this review before we left for based on my initial impressions, but I only have great things to say about it so far. It really frustrates me when I am running late for a train, tour, etc and… Read More ›


Walking and Windmills

Today we spent the day walking around Amsterdam, including a couple hours each at the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum. We did end the day at the brewery in a windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ. We’re almost done with our… Read More ›


Excited and Exhausted

We’re ending the first day of our two week mother/daughter trip to Europe and so far it is everything we hoped it would be. New, exciting, slightly overwhelming, delicious, relaxing, and exhausting. We left the US late last night, flying… Read More ›


Trip Planning Timeline: Days in Advance

Now that our mother/daughter trip to Europe is around the corner, there are a few last minute items that need to happen. I recently wrote about travel planning in the weeks and months leading up to a trip, but often the… Read More ›


Capsule Wardrobe: 2 Weeks in Europe with 1 Carry-on

Our mother/daughter trip to Europe is less than a week away and I’m so excited I can’t sit still! My most recent outlet for my energy (after cleaning the apartment for company this weekend and putting in extra hours at… Read More ›

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