After spending a quarter of last year in Europe it was safe to say we were missing many aspects of everyday life. After meeting the 90 day Schengen limit in Europe without needing a visa, we had to wait 180 days before we could return. Having recently settled back into normalcy and a consistent routine … Continue reading Quebec City: A Taste of Europe in North America
By the time we arrived in Munich it was snowing. Neither Jamie or I have been in falling snow for quite some time. It was magical when the first flakes fell upon our upturned faces. Our hotel was right down the street from the train station. It was conveniently located in walking distance to nearby neighborhoods and … Continue reading Munich: Maybe Another Time?
Are you looking for one of the largest castles in Europe, a charming town straight out of a storybook and an affordable escape into a medieval fantasy? You need to make your way to Cesky Krumluv! Besides the more well known cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, you need to add Cesky Krumlov to your … Continue reading This Central European Dream Town Needs to be on Your Vacation List
I didn't know if Prague would end up capturing our hearts and imaginations the same as the first time we went. Our first time here was on our honeymoon and it was something so different than any city we had ever been to before. It was dark and gothic. It was bright and baroque. The … Continue reading Prague has Our Hearts
Exploring the canals around Venice is so surreal. It's hard to believe that Venice is a real destination and not simply a romantic dream. One of our favorite activities was simply wandering the streets looking at all the photogenic locations and unbelievable canals. Our very first evening was shrouded in a misty fog which actually … Continue reading Best of Venice Photos
I don't understand the negativity surrounding visiting Athens. I think it stems from comparing Athens to the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, which are spectacular in their own ways as well, but are an entirely different type of vacation. Athens needs to be compared to Lisbon, Rome or dare I say it, Paris. Of … Continue reading Athens is Alive!
Thoughts on the loaded term "Race" and it's implications today What does the word "Race" mean? What do we mean by race? There are clearly different skin colors and thousands of languages, cultures and human behaviors. It seems on the surface nonsense to claim that race doesn't exist. We need to dive deeper, in a scientific … Continue reading Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?
Anthropology needs demystifying from time to time. Here is what it is and why it is extremely relevant todayTweet Anthropology is the study of Humanity Anthropology is basically the study of people. Languages, stories, pasts, fashion, art, myths, power structures, identities, music, architecture, dance, family, it covers an overwhelming amount of topics and is best understood as … Continue reading What is Anthropology?
Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasant Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?
Barcelona is a food lover's paradise. We couldn't find a bad meal here if we had tried. Paella, Tapas, Jamon Iberico all paired with earthy, spicy red wines made this trip a true delight. Park Guell is an artist's dream colony, livable masterpieces with not a single straight line in sight make you feel as … Continue reading Barcelona