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 Aug 1st, 2012 in Featured
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After our strange night in Roses, Marq, Dawn, Michael and I headed to the Dalí Theatre-Musuem in Figueres. Salvador Dalí has long been one of my favorite artists. In fact, 10 years ago, I went to The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida while on Spring Break (nerd! Who goes to an art museum on college Spring Break? Me, that's who) and I've been hooked ever since. Since the Dalí Theatre-Musuem is...
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 Apr 4th, 2012 in Featured
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Some people might call her crazy, some might call her optimistic, but I call her One Brave Super Mom. My sister-in-law J.J. courageously traveled thousands of miles to a different country with her 2-year old son, just to visit us in France! Thanks to the (huge) help of her parents, the trip went smoothly and can officially be considered a success. When I asked J.J. if she minded sharing some tips on traveling...
Posted on Feb 7th, 2012 in Featured
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A few weeks ago, our lovely friends Shannon & Ryan came to visit us in Montpellier. We had a blast showing them around our town and then jetting down to Barcelona for the weekend (more on that very soon!). We spent our week together walking all around, drinking tea, eating strangely flavored chips, and duck. A LOT of duck.
On our way home from Barcelona, we wanted to stop for a meal and a drink...
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...