A Five Month Update

A Five Month Update

It is hard to believe that we left the US over 5 months ago! When we left, I wasn’t really sure how long I would be able to stay out here traveling. One of my goals was to make it to at least 6 months, as that was my longest trip (New Zealand & Australia […]

Busted on the Bus

Busted on the Bus

OK, just to clarify, we weren’t arrested. But a series of events led up to several slightly embarrassing moments on the bus. But first I have to take you back in time a bit. On one of our days in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, we headed south on the bus to the next town. It is […]

Things I Miss

Things I Miss

A few weeks ago in Italy I had quite a rough time emotionally with feeling blue and homesick. I am feeling much better, and yet after almost 5 months on the road, there are certainly things from my “old” life that I miss. I thought I’d gather that list together, list lover that I am, […]

Shopping at the REI in Seattle in early April just before leaving

Packing Light

We started on this trip in April on the Seattle to Reykjavik flight with just carry on baggage. For various reasons, we now check one bag on most flights. However, if needed, we could go back to just carry on baggage. Packing light is a frame of mind, and it can be a challenge. Here are […]

Food and Flying

Food and Flying

I have been less than diligent on my way of eating lately, so I decided a post about food would help me to get back on track. I roughly follow the McDougall Plan (you can read more about it on my prior post “What I’m Eating These Days“) and it means that I cook most […]

A Few Lessons I've Learned

A Few Lessons I’ve Learned

As you can imagine, I’ve learned a few things after four and a half months of travel, so I thought I’d share a few of those here: When someone you meet is singing in a concert, you should attend. This prior blog post about Konrad and attending his concert shares one of my favorite memories so far. When […]

The Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show

This past weekend we went to the Dublin Horse Show. It was so much fun! A horse show isn’t something we would have normally chosen as an option when we’re exploring a city. I love horses, but only rode a few times as a young girl. But if I’m out for a walk in the […]

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Ireland

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Ireland

The beautiful Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, Ireland was just a short walk from our apartment in Ballinteer. It is a green space that I really enjoyed after our city stays in Prague and Germany. The park is a mix of woodlands and ball fields (soccer, cricket and Gaelic football “pitches”or fields) and is 100+ hectares, […]

Feeling well rested our last night in Berlin.

Resting in Berlin

When we arrived in Berlin, I was tired. It wasn’t the kind of tired where I could rest for a day and then be okay for the next day. I was really tired, both emotionally and physically. So, in Berlin, I rested. I’m paying attention to my body, my mind, my heart, and resting when […]

The Reichstag Dome in Berlin

The Reichstag Dome in Berlin

The Reichstag building in Berlin houses the current German Parliament (called the Bundestag). The Reichstag was built in 1894 and was used by the government until 1933. The original building had a dome which was destroyed in a fire in 1933. The building suffered further damage during WWII, and was neglected and not used for […]