Ballin’ through the Baltics

July 19, 2019 – July 24, 2019 If you would have told me a few years ago that I would visit the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, I probably would have been astounded and confused. These countries were never really high on my radar because I simply hadn’t heard much about them (besides…

Normandy

May 29, 2019 – June 2, 2019 Even if you’re not a history buff, a tour through Normandy is a great way to see the French countryside, coastline, and city life. We spent four nights driving through the region with our good friends Lauren and Vik, who were in town from the US. The route…

Seville

May 24, 2019 – May 26, 2019 After not visiting Spain for over a year, we’ve made up for lost time with practically two back to back trips to the beautiful country. This time, we headed the furthest south I have yet been, to Seville, a city rich in history and character. In contrast to…

Basque Country – Pintxos and Wine

April 18, 2019 – April 22, 2019 For the Easter holidays, we decided to take a trip to the Basque Country in northern Spain to experience culinary wonders and wine. We spent two nights in Bilbao and two nights in San Sebastian. Here are some of the highlights of our trip. Bilbao La Rioja Wine…

24 hours in Antwerp

April 6, 2019 – April 7, 2019 We decided to do something spontaneous: make the 2 hour drive down to Antwerp for the night without even booking a hotel. Two of our even more spontaneous friends decided to join us. It’s amazing what you can see in 24 hours, if you put your mind to…

Swiss road trip + French skiing

March 18, 2019 – March 25, 2019 Switzerland is home to a few of my very favorite things: cheese, chocolate, mountains, yodeling. It’s been on our travel bucket list for a while to take a road trip through Switzerland, and we finally made it happen. The route went a little something like this: Fly into…

Modena – home of culinary genius Massimo Bottura

March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019 Last year Tyler and I tried to unsuccessfully for months to get a reservation at the coveted Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The restaurant of Massimo Bottura has been consistently in the top restaurants in the world for the past few years, and there is no shortage of…

Maastricht Carnival

March 2, 2019 – March 3, 2019 It’s been quiet some time since our last little getaway. As accountants, Tyler and I are usually hunkered down in our cubicles during the months of January and February. Since his “busy season” was particularly strenuous this year, we started out the year pretty slow with travels. I…

Paris: Versailles, Moulin Rouge, and Catacombs

November 23, 2018 – November 25, 2018 I’ll take any excuse I can for a trip to Paris, so when Tyler told me he had a training during the week, we decided to go up early and spend the weekend in the city. It’s a bonus that we can easily and cheaply get to Paris…