A series of fortunate (or un- depending on your perspective) events in our quest for places to eat in Newport, Oregon this evening led us to a quirky, healthy, and wonderful surprise in the form of dinner at Cafe Mundo. And, as a result, it became my must-stop restaurant in town! We wanted to go … Continue reading Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy Cafe Mundo
Did you now you can sleep in the 2nd most photographed site in Heidelberg, Germany? The Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg's incredible architecture and rich history make this hotel a must-see, and when we found the rates were reasonable and competitive, we were sold. Given the choice when traveling, I love finding historic and … Continue reading Hotel Zum Ritter St. Georg: Sleeping in the 2nd Most Photographed Site in Heidelberg
Eclipse 2017 brought us to Oregon, but we didn't just want to turn around and go home after the 2 minutes of totality! (Though it was amazingly cool and you should check out Katie's awesome photos in This Post). So... I did my research and found activities I knew my family would enjoy, and we … Continue reading 4 Top Oregon Coast Family Activities
A common attitude among students is the oppressive ‘prison’ that is school, usually accompanied by eye rolling, great tortured sighs and the whine of the persecuted when school and its requirements interfere with entertainment activities. Not that this ever happens with my teens. That I homeschool. Nooooo.... So when I discovered Heidelberg University Studentenkarzer, a … Continue reading Heidelberg Studentenkarzer: Student Prison
Eclipse 2017: Totality Planning Many months ago, Scott had come to me, put some info on Eclipse 2017 in front of me, and asked me to research the best place in the United States to see the whole phenomenon. So, I got to work. There were SO many details and questions to sort through. What … Continue reading Eclipse Totality Travel
As my front desk friend used my map to show me where to go see the things he was recommending, he circled one big section to the north east, and told me not to go there. "It's the poor section." He then went on to say no one would bother me, there just wasn't anything … Continue reading 6 Foodie Stops in St. Roch Quebec City
Quebec City's Morrin Centre has a history nearly as varied and long as Quebec itself. Touring this one building will walk you through periods of history and significant changes in the life of the city.
The murals of Quebec City tell the complex story of the city, the history of life and politics of a city so beloved by its inhabitants. So here, I want to share with you the three murals I found the most beautiful and rich in history.
A couple of weeks back, I got the wonderful news, that I had been nominated for the Blogger Recognition award. I'm flattered, thankful, and really appreciate that another blogger likes this blog enough to nominate me. Thank you, so much, to Katy of The Tightwad Tourist for my nomination! Blogging is a weird thing to … Continue reading Travel Bloggers You Should Read
So, I pick up the bread, and I smell. As soon as I smell the french bread, I close my eyes and I am in my grandmother's kitchen, with the rolls that my grandfather used to pick up in the mornings.
Nothing that happened today was what I had planned. Well, aside from the fact that we did actually make it to Heidelberg, and we did, in fact, eat dinner. And, I'm happy. I'm enjoying the chaos and mish-mash of languages, and just the feel of being in a festive foreign city.
Manoir de la Terrasse was my first solo travel, which was in Quebec City, Canada. Here's all you need to know about the hotel:
Quebec City guide to shopping for artisan souvenirs: information, photos & locations for shops that provide unique souvenirs made in Quebec and Canada.
Yep. That's right, Mom goes away, and first thing out of the gate was a food. That I didn't prepare. That people just brought to me, on trays! 😀 What a wonderful idea.
Momcation in today's connected world makes it really hard to disconnect from home. It takes a purposeful act of will to leave it behind. Momcation Starts off Strong At home, I walk. I walk almost every day of the week, out my front door, walking at least 7000 steps before coming home and making breakfast. … Continue reading Momcation: 21st Century Means You’re Not Really Away
I've been asked a lot why I chose Quebec City for my first Solo-MOM-Travel. It's really something I debated about a lot, and let me tell why I'm glad I chose QC!
And, like clockwork, the husband got a call. No! No! No! STOP right there! We said, once I booked the flight, that was it, there could be no-take-backsies! He had to throw down the wife card and refuse any travel. I never pull that card. But we said we were using it here.
When I returned to Venice with my hubby, I knew I only wanted to repeat a gondola ride if it was really important to him, and/or I knew I could arrange something a little more personal. The researching began, and after much reading, I booked a private, romantic gondola ride...
The Scala Contarini del Bovolo literally means the ladder Contarini (a surname) of the snail. Standing before the palazzo, it's not a stretch to see where the name originated. The steps were originally designed for the Contarini family, and the snail-like spiral of the steps is clear.
I'm not sure what it is, but I take a lot of pictures of doors when I travel to any European city, and my time in Athens was no exception. Europeans seem to be so much more creative and beautiful in their creation of doors than we are. So, when I get home, I always … Continue reading 10 Beautiful Doors of Athens