Category Archives: Travel

Spanish Babymoon

Well, I guess as the title of the post suggests; I’m pregnant!  Baby is due to arrive in October, and that means that most of the low-cost European airlines will allow me to travel through mid-August.  So with that in … Continue reading

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Courchevel – Update

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As I mentioned in my La Tania post that we were so impressed with Courchevel that we made arrangements to return.  Well, we’ve just returned from another ski week; and we like it even more than the first! As this … Continue reading

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Realistic Riga

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Back in the states we shared seasons tickets to the Washington Capitals; and attending those games is one of the things we miss most of home.  So on our ‘bucket list’ of things to do while in England was to … Continue reading

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La Tania/Courchevel/3 Vallees

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We spent a week skiing the expansive Les Trois Vallees ski area (hence the long blog title).  And all in all we were thoroughly impressed with the place! Les Trois Vallees is made up of three distinct resorts: Courchevel, Meribel, … Continue reading

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White Christmas (barely)

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Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a fun night and are enjoying a relaxing day! As much as we had fun in Rome last Christmas.  We did find that there were several chunks of time that we were … Continue reading

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Nifty Northern Ireland

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In the past year and a half, I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to traveling.  Not just the ability to do it; but also the ease.  Well, all that karma came back to me this past weekend.  The plan was … Continue reading

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Balanced Budapest

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We booked a last minute trip to Budapest for a long weekend.  Since the package included both airfare & hotel, the process was pretty quick and just left use to check out some travel books from the library.  And of … Continue reading

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Camping in Cornwall

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The blog’s been pretty quiet the last two months, huh.  Well, don’t fret it isn’t that I haven’t been out there traveling at my usual rate (though my travels have been within the UK). But, up until last week I was in … Continue reading

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Watching Le Tour

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This past weekend we enjoyed a ‘staycation’ here as the 2014 Tour de France began in Yorkshire, with police estimating some 2.5 million people lining the course.  This start has been heralded as one of the best openings EVER, by … Continue reading

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Portugal Perfect

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Since we’ve moved to the UK, it isn’t often that we see friends of ours from the States.  So when a mine friend told me that she and her sister were making a European stop over on their way back … Continue reading

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Lovely Lanzarote?

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Shortly after Easter, the Hubs and I headed for the beach.  We choose the island of Lanzarote; the most easterly of the Canary Islands, and the one closest to Africa.  We chose Lanzarote based on it’s historically warm temperatures for … Continue reading

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Golden Solden

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Last week we made our last trip of the 2013-2014 ski season to Solden, Austria.  While I was nervous about what the ski conditions would be like the last week of the official ‘winter season,’ I’m so glad we took … Continue reading

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Buena Barcelona

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Hot on the heals of my trip to Prague came my second Jet2 deal of the month to Barcelona.  This was a girls trip that I took with my friend Marianne.  For a few years now our husbands have gone … Continue reading

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Prague Perfect

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Jet2holidays (which is already a fairly reasonably priced travel company) was running a special of £50 off per person (so basically £100 off) during early to mid February.  Never one to pass up a good deal, I booked two trips this … Continue reading

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Bavarian Ski Holiday

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Growing up in New England, it was fairly easy to find opportunities to learn how to ski.  Now, I didn’t start ski school right out of diapers, but we had Wednesday half days in elementary school; and for 4th & … Continue reading

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Christmas in Rome

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While the month leading up to Christmas can feel like a whirlwind, time seems to slow down with Christmas’ arrival.  School is out, many adults are off work between Christmas and New Year’s; and in the UK, many local businesses … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Copenhagen

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My cousin is studying in Copenhagen this fall semester, which makes her the geographically closest family we have until mid-December when her semester ends.  So as we started to make plans for Thanksgiving, we knew we had to visit her … Continue reading

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In Bruges…

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This was my second trip to Belgium (a trip that I remember very fondly), so the focus of this trip was a little bit more relaxed.  While there were certainly things my husband and I definitely wanted to accomplish, it … Continue reading

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Chatsworth House

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The English countryside is dotted with ‘stately homes,’ whose families can no longer afford their upkeep (after their serfs were educated and made lives of their own) and have been turned over to land trusts and opened to the public. … Continue reading

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Isle of Islay

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Right on the heels of my ‘girls weekend’ in Dublin was a group trip to the Isle of Islay, one of the western Hebridean islands of Scotland; a well know regional producer of single malt scotchs.  So after my husband … Continue reading

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Dublin Duo

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About a month ago my best friend Elizabeth (who has lived on the West Coast while I have lived on the East Coast, since we had graduated college – prior to my move to the UK) contacted me with the … Continue reading

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London Calling

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This trip wasn’t my first time visiting London, but by far the longest time that I will have spent there, three and a half days.  But more importantly it was a trip that my husband and I were taking with … Continue reading

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Edinburgh in August

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One of the benefits of having a summer anniversary is that you can usually double count your summer vacation as an anniversary trip!  Since living in the UK we have really enjoyed how easy it is to use the train … Continue reading

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