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 ›


My Gut and My Brain: Booking with Airbnb in Paris

FINALLY! After a few months searching, researching, clicking around, asking for references, etc, I booked our apartment in Paris! It has been a crazy few weeks at work – I just helped send out a proposal for a job that,… Read More ›


An Engineer and an Artist Walked into a Bar…

Well, we haven’t walked into the bar yet. Once we get to Europe, on the other hand… here’s another bar joke to hold you over until those tales! Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender asks, ‘Can I get you… Read More ›


Mother/Daughter Europe Trip Itinerary Update

Today’s post has to be a quick one, because I’m burning the candle at both ends this week. Despite the busy schedule, I did manage to book a few more lodgings for our trip today at lunch time! Using Airbnb.com,… Read More ›


My Gut and My Brain: Booking with Airbnb in Krakow

Planning for our mother/daughter trip to Europe is rolling right along! I just booked our lodgings for our three nights in Krakow, only a few minute’s walk from the main square. We will be renting an entire apartment with semi-separate… Read More ›


#15: Wieliczka Salt Mine

I’ll post two postcards today, because I’ve actually already written a post about this destination! Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow, Poland is an amazing mine that has was in operation from the 13th century until 2007. The tunnels themselves are… Read More ›


#13: Świdnica: Help translate Polish!

Update: Thanks to Travel Bug for translating it for me! Scroll down to the comments to see the real translation. I need help with translating this post card of Swidnica, Poland, which is a small town located in southeastern Poland,… Read More ›


#9: Fara W Ostrołęka, Ostrołęka, Poland

On to post card #9 of my collection, another vintage post card from Poland. This small town was invaded by German forces only one year after this post card was dated. “Fara” means “Parish”. My first impression of this post card… Read More ›


#3: Ogólny Widok, Ostrołęka, Poland

The third post card in the series is an old one! My mom (as was her mother) is a packrat. They never get rid of anything without a good reason. Luckily for me, that included old post cards – like this… Read More ›

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