Posts in category "Hidden Gems"

Two Days of Tudor History Around London

In case you haven’t noticed from my flurry of blog activity in December, Elliot and I aren’t exactly the best at “spreading out our weekend trips”.  Because of the awesome flight deals and friends in Europe, we were out of London for the majority of September and November.  It’s super fun, and I’m by no... Read more »

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana
I’m going to start this post by making it crystal clear that we booked a trip to Slovenia way before the election; it wasn’t a post-November 8th “let’s get in touch with the new First Lady’s roots!” type of weekend getaway.  Come to think of it, Slovenia was the first place where people DIDN’T ask us... Read more »

When I say "Buda!", You Say "Pest!"

When I say "Buda!", You Say "Pest!"
Let me start off by saying that I am CRAZY BEHIND in my travel blog posts.  Like two months behind.  Usually, if there’s some down time at work, I’m able to do a little writing.  The thing is, there has been ZERO time at work the past few months.  I’m not complaining, of course, because I’ve... Read more »
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Nowhere. Near. Berlin!

It’s my scientific opinion (read: not even close to being scientific) that Eurotrip is a seriously underrated movie.  Not only does it have Matt Damon with a chin piercing, and one of the best songs made famous by a movie (according to me), it has a scene that I quote every single time I hear... Read more »

A Wee Outlander Trip to Inverness & The Scottish Highlands

So I’ve written before about travelling to Scotland, and I’ve certainly waxed lyrical about the ::ahem:: “great personality” of a certain young Jamie from Outlander, but I had yet to combine the two with a trip to the Highlands.  Until my friend Erin had an idea. Erin and I have been friends since freshman year of... Read more »

Norway? Yes, Way!

Norway? Yes, Way!
There are a million reasons to visit Norway:  stunning fjords, delicious smoked salmon, and people who look like this (x 9,999, 997).  For me though, the most important reason to visit Norway was to see one of my best friends who I hadn’t seen in three years.  Melissa and I met when both our husbands were stationed in... Read more »
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When you see the leprechaun, say 'Yeah!': Dublin for a Weekend

When you see the leprechaun, say 'Yeah!': Dublin for a Weekend
You might say a trip to Dublin was in my blood: I grew up south of Chicago, I’m a White Sox fan, I get sunburned to all hell in the summer, and my maiden name is Farrell.  With those combined facts, you’d probably expect me to Irish jig instead of walk, slide down a Lucky... Read more »

The Ultimate WWII History Road Trip in Europe

The Ultimate WWII History Road Trip in Europe
Elliot and I are history nerds, and like millions of people around the world, we are especially drawn to WWII history.  I’ve read countless books about the heroics, atrocities, psychology, and politics of the war, and the two of us have seen Band of Brothers and The Pacific more times than we can count.  Maybe it’s because I have... Read more »

The Final Part of the WWII History Road Trip: Luxembourg

The Final Part of the WWII History Road Trip: Luxembourg
Miss learning how to plan a WWII history road trip, spending D-Day in Normandy, champagne wishes in Epernay and how the Maginot Line fell, or where to find the Band of Brothers’ foxholes in Bastogne? Click the links to catch up to speed! Days 7-9: Luxembourg The next morning we had a typical European continental breakfast in the... Read more »
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Part 3 of the Ultimate WWII History Road Trip: Bastogne and the Band of Brothers

Part 3 of the Ultimate WWII History Road Trip: Bastogne and the Band of Brothers
Miss learning how to plan a WWII history road trip, spending D-Day in Normandy, or champagne wishes in Epernay and how the Maginot Line fell? Click the links to catch up to speed! Day 6: Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Bastogne, and the Bois de Jacques The hotel closes to Lorraine was located in an industrial area with no... Read more »
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