I tried watching 5 different movies on our transatlantic flights. I have some thoughts.

On our first trip to Europe in 2016, one of the unexpected pleasantries of the long flight was watching movies on the plane. I guess I knew this was a feature of a long haul flight, but I didn’t expect how much I’d want to watch a movie. I normally just kick back with myContinue reading “I tried watching 5 different movies on our transatlantic flights. I have some thoughts.”

Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

As we returned from our 16 day epic adventure this week, it was important to organize our priorities as we readjusted to normal life. After being gone for so long, there are some basic things that need addressing. The laundry needs to be done. The groceries need to be gotten. The mail needs to beContinue reading “Passing out on trains, thoughts on the Bachelorette finale, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

Why travel is the best remedy for these uncertain times, and, because wine is the second best, wine for your weekend!

We live in uncertain times in an uncertain world. It doesn’t take a genius to turn on the news, watch five minutes of coverage and commentary and realize that everyone is playing a little fast and loose with their language, behavior, and nuclear arsenals. In light of the current dialogue and tremendous uncertainties, it mayContinue reading “Why travel is the best remedy for these uncertain times, and, because wine is the second best, wine for your weekend!”

Exploring and excursions, our plans on the cruise, and Game of Thrones quotes because…Croatia!

We’ve embarked on the cruise portion of our EuroTrip, and hopefully I’m not using any of the excellent Dramamine free sea sickness suggestions you gave me! Rest assured, I probably have my sea bands securely in place just in case! When we first started planning our vacation, we considered cruising the entire trip. There wasContinue reading “Exploring and excursions, our plans on the cruise, and Game of Thrones quotes because…Croatia!”

We’re in Italy! Wine for your weekend, Italian edition.

It’s Friday! We’ll move on to Italy today, flying from Zurich to Venice where we will spend the next 2 nights before boarding the cruise ship on Sunday. I’m sure there have been adventures worth sharing, and people worth bestowing kudos upon, but it’s impossible to know those things in hindsight, taking two parts ofContinue reading “We’re in Italy! Wine for your weekend, Italian edition.”

We’re in Switzerland, so here are some Swiss fun facts!

If you’re reading this, then my scheduled auto-post has arrived as planned, and ink. rolls on even in my vacationing absence! 🙂 If you’re not reading this…you probably never will, because it would be weird to post it in hindsight after we’re home from the trip. We’re in Switzerland, and should be leaving Zurich todayContinue reading “We’re in Switzerland, so here are some Swiss fun facts!”

Packing essentials; the things that went with me to Europe in 2016 that are going back in 2018!

My packing list is long, but my suitcase is small, so that means prioritizing what gets space, and what’s truly an essential. When we went to Europe in 2016, we tried really hard to carry on our suitcases, but the airline that we flew had strict rules about the weight of carry on bags, andContinue reading “Packing essentials; the things that went with me to Europe in 2016 that are going back in 2018!”

EuroTrip 2018: T-minus 6 days

It’s travel week! A big heads up. If you don’t like to travel, if you don’t like travel stories or tips, if you don’t like Europe, if you don’t like people who go to Europe, this is not going to be your favorite week on ink. We leave on Sunday for a 15 days EuroTripContinue reading “EuroTrip 2018: T-minus 6 days”