I got a question from a fellow female traveler recently about how to manage traveling in Europe for four months. Or should she spend two months in Europe and two months in Southeast Asia? Well, those are excellent questions, and I have some strong opinions about that! So I’ve written up this guide to long-term… Continue reading How to Plan Long-term Travel in Europe
It’s the dream! Winter in Europe is full of snowy mountain villages, Christmas markets, world-class ski and winter sports resorts, and in some countries… reindeer! But packing winter clothes can be a challenge. So here’s your quick guide to a packable, carry-on only, winter wardrobe that will allow you to enjoy fairytale-Europe at its most… Continue reading What Women Pack for Winter in Europe
It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats
Originally published on 4 February 2013. So there we were, Bianca and I. We awoke at 5:00 am as planned, but little did we know we should have woken up at 4:00! We packed our few belongings, squeezed into the tiny elevator for the last time, checked out, and set out for the train station!… Continue reading The Flight that Almost Wasn’t
Originally published on 3 February 2013. Walking through Paris, I got the strangest case of déja vu, as if I’d seen it all before. And then I remembered… I have seen it! Before it was only in movies and descriptions from books and friends tales of visiting this city. But now, I’m actually here! Ready or not, Paris, here… Continue reading De Ja Vu: Paris, Day Two!
Originally published on 31 January 2013. Bonjour de Paris! (Hello from Paris!) This is my first time ever in Paris, and my travel mate Bianca and I are drinking in every moment! We flew in from Basel, Switzerland this morning, and we’re already pooped from just one afternoon. Join us on our journey! Starting in Basel,… Continue reading Paris Firsts
Originally posted 28 June 2010. So! I think we left off after dinner at Pina’s Monday night. Tuesday, it was back to the farm! Jurg picked me up around 9:30 or so that morning, and we made a stop at the hardware store so he could get some stuff for the barn. Once we got… Continue reading France and the Swiss Farm