Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Vancouver

We’ve come to part three, the final leg of our Thanksgiving tour of the Pacific Northwest. I don’t know why I have such a strong impulse to say we. You’re … Continue Reading →

Chihuly Garden and Glass and Space Needle

Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Seattle

If you’re just joining us, we (that’s the royal we) are recounting a Pacific Northwest trip taken over Thanksgiving week last year (2014). After bumming around Portland and the Willamette … Continue Reading →

Bailey's Taproom beer Portland OR

Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Portland and the Willamette Valley

Last fall we took a look at our calendars and decided that going home for both Christmas AND Thanksgiving would be a little too much for us, but we didn’t … Continue Reading →

Irish Moon

The first two days of our honeymoon in Ireland included trips around Galway, The Burren, to the Cliffs of Moher and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Onward did we go to… Day 3: Ballyseede … Continue Reading →

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland

Irish Honey

This is only… one and a half years late but, uh, here it is: One time, Richard and I got suuuper married and then went to Ireland. Why choose Ireland … Continue Reading →

Paris day trips

So, you’ve seen what Paris has to offer. If you’re my hairdresser, you’re yawning. You’re bored. You’re so over it. Another delicious crepe with a perfectly-made espresso at a charming … Continue Reading →

Chimera on Notre Dame

Paris expedition

That whole ending with StefCory has gotten me depressed, so I’m going to go back to Paris. In my blog at least. This might not be that entertaining, so you … Continue Reading →

Living room in Paris

How to win at traveling: accommodations edition

I like to think I’m pretty good at planning trips. Spreadsheets, Google maps, itineraries, PowerPoints–you name it, I’m all over it. I mean, I successfully coordinated 14 people into a … Continue Reading →

Chateau d'Amboise

Castles ‘n stuff

That conversation about Paris with my stylist made me think I should try wrapping up my France trip recounting. It’s only been…6 months now. When last we left our intrepid … Continue Reading →

And then I died somehow

So…we’re driving Picassotron through most of France, and to get to our next destination: Le Beguinage bed-and-breakfast in Cours-Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher, France. Home of the hyphens. Let me paint you a … Continue Reading →