Posted on Aug 10th, 2012 in Featured
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One of my big regrets during our December trip to Annecy was that we didn't get a chance to check out the nearby Lake Geneva towns in Switzerland. We weren't about to make the same mistake twice, especially since Marq and Dawn were concluding their European Vacation in Zurich and needed to pick up their rental car at the Geneva airport. We took advantage of the much lower prices of French lodging and stayed in...
Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 in Featured
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Do you remember reading about our trip to Annecy in December? Do you remember how obsessed I was? And how could I not be, that town is magical. Even with the cold temperature and bouts of rain, I was a happy girl. The Marché de Noël was in full effect and there was vin chaud around every corner. I was heaven! I wrote in that blog post that I was anxious to return for another weekend getaway, so when...
Posted on Jul 16th, 2012 in Featured
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Our adventures with Shawn and Kate concluded in Toulouse, where they were catching a flight to Greece. Michael and I were excited to have an excuse to finally visit the 4th largest city in France, so after our afternoon in Carcassonne, we all piled in The Pony and continued onto Toulouse.
Toulouse definitely has a very different feel than the rest of the cities and towns we've visited in France. It seemed...
Posted on May 16th, 2012 in Featured
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It's sort of funny how we ended up in Villasimius. The whole idea to even go to Sardinia began over Christmas during our dinner at Terra Terra in Florence. Christian, our amazing host, told us all about his life on the beautiful island, which we already knew was accessible via a very cheap flight on RyanAir. He described the pristine beaches and laid back lifestyle so passionately that by the time we had...
Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 in Featured
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After all the traveling that Michael had been doing (I think he was home a total of like, 4 days in the last month), we took a very relaxed approach to our trip to Prague. We didn't go into the trip with any sort of agenda - we ate and drank, we slept in, and we didn't pressure ourselves to see a lot of "sights." We didn't go to any museums (shocker!), we took a very different approach to our boat tour, and we...
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2012 in Featured
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Our next adventure, right after New Year's, took place over 4 days in Amsterdam! Thanks to RyanAir, we got tickets direct from Marseille to Eindhoven for only 45€ each. The bus ride from Eindhoven to Amsterdam was easy and relatively fast, and before I knew it, we had arrived.
It was my first time to the Netherlands, but The Hub had already been a few times, most recently on a work trip in November, so...
Posted on Jan 27th, 2012 in Featured
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I almost don't want to finish and hit "publish" on this post because then that means that the trip has been taken, the pictures uploaded, the entry written, and our time in Italy is really over. For now. I think the best part about our nearly 2,000 km road trip was realizing how close Italy really is. It only takes about 5-6 hours to get to the border (depending on what part) and now that we know The Pony can...
Posted on Jan 5th, 2012 in Featured
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You know how when people talk about trips to Italy and then they're like, "It was magical! Dreamy! So romantic! Amazing food!" and you're all, "Shut up, I hate you. I want to go to Italy." Disclaimer: that's what's about to happen. Because Italy was awesome.
There were days I thought I'd never be done with this first post about our trip, but finally, it's finished! We spent the majority of the time...
Posted on Dec 15th, 2011 in Featured
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I've fallen in love. Don't worry, Michael knows all about it. In fact, we've both fallen in love - with Annecy. Seriously, I am obsessed with this town. I don't think I've stopped talking about it since we got back two weeks ago: the mountains, the canals, the quiet side streets, the lake. Even in the cold, slightly gray of winter, this town charmed me completely.
Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 in Featured
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For Stéphanie and Simon's final farewell in October, the four us took a quick trip to Stockholm. Why Stockholm? Well, why not! It's a beautiful city made up of 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The food is hearty and the drinks are strong. We still had some time before the sun went away for the winter and the off-season fares were too good to pass up. We rented an apartment in the central area...