I think it was my microbiology professor at Loyola who said something along the lines of, “microbes will be the end of us…take over the world and make us go extinct”. Or something like that. Scary, huh? Do I think that COVID-19 is the end of the road for humanity? No, no, no. I absolutely […]Read More Reporting from Poland while maintaining social distance
Traveling can trigger culture shock. Moving to Poland will definitely give you a jolt too. I still don’t like the phrase “culture shock”. Sure, there’s plenty that is “shocking” about different ways of life. But to me it feels more like a disorienting fog that kind of drifts in slowly after the honeymoon is over […]Read More Your quick guide to facing, overcoming and understanding Culture Shock
Every once in a while its important to stop and ask yourself “what would Ferris Bueller do?” This time of year in the North, when its been winter for just a little too long, can be pretty uninspiring. We see life at the end of the cold, dark tunnel, start planning spring breaks and often […]Read More “Ferris Bueller You’re my Hero”
All the boys and I spent Valentine’s Day weekend traveling down to Warsaw via one night in the city of Poznan. Poznan is one of Poland’s largest cities. It had the most beautiful main square, lots of cute restaurants, cafes and pubs. The square is dominated by the city hall building. I had heard that […]Read More Warsaw weekend: Intro to famous Poles 101.
We drove out of Paris on Day 10. The best way to ease the pain of leaving Paris is to schedule a visit to the Champagne wine region on your way out of town. Trust me on this. However, I also need you to trust me that you should try your very hardest to visit […]Read More European family road trip Part Four of Four: through Champagne, Verdun, Luxembourg and beyond