weekend family foray in Berlin

We now live an easy two-hour train ride from Berlin. We visited for 48 hours, as a warm up  adventure abroad. Well, it was going to be 48 hours, but then we took the train home (Polish hotel home, let me be clear) two stops in the wrong direction, navigated three local trains back to […]

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Its the beginning of April, which means there are several thousand millenials gearing up for a week long music festival paired with world class skiing and snowboarding in the Austrian Alps. Its Snowbombing season. And this year its taking place April 8-13, as usual in the town of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley in Tyrol […]

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The morning we traveled from Rome to Venice, I have to be honest, I was a little “slow” from the bottle of wine in the piazza that we called “dinner” the night before. I misread the departure time on our itinerary. I misread this days before, actually, and had the incorrect time memorized. I wasn’t […]

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nuns and bikes in rome

The best souvenir I have ever received was a kiss from a toothless old nun on my way out of Rome. Did you know, there are convents and monasteries, scattered around Italy, and actually, the world, that operate bed and breakfasts? After our time in Nice (read about it here and here), my mom and […]

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a Nice day with Mom

Every once in a while I start a story with “when I was in south France for a week”. And then I feel pretentious. I’m not. I don’t think so anyway. Now I’m having some self-doubt. Anyway, whatever, I really did spend a fantastic eight days in Nice once and the experience left a big […]

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