Things I Miss (and Don’t) About the U.S.

While in Lauterbrunnen recently (aka the most beautiful little village in the world – more on that later), Brian and I met some travelers from the U.S. who were on a 3-week tour of Europe. When they learned we were living in Germany, one of them asked me: “Do you miss anything about the U.S.?”…

Floors of the Hermitage

During our whirlwind, 12-hour tour of St. Petersburg, we spent about two and a half hours in the Hermitage, one of the world’s most famous museums, or so they tell me. To be completely honest, I’m not a museum person, preferring to be outside learning my way through any newly visited city. That, coupled with the…

Our Self-Guided Walking Tour of Tallinn, Estonia

On our recent tour of Scandinavia, we spent a day in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. I’m not going to pretend like I knew what the capital of Estonia was (much less where Estonia was) before this cruise was booked. In fact, and this is pretty embarrassing but we’re all friends here, the only reason I…

Exploring The Vasa in Stockholm

The Vasa Museum is billed as one of Stockholm’s best, and the Vasa has the distinction of being the best preserved Viking ship in the world. Those were our expectations when we entered the airplane-hangar-sized, one-room museum, and as lofty as those expectations were, the museum and ship exceeded them. Erin and I were unaware of…

Our Scandinavian Itinerary

Brian and I returned just a few days ago from 10 days in Northern Europe, and while we’re both exhausted (and one of us is battling a cold…. cough Brian cough), we wanted to give you a quick rundown of our time there, to be followed up with many more detailed posts! We got to…

Churches of Copenhagen

It seems that no matter where we go, the most outrageously gorgeous buildings are churches, and Copenhagen was certainly no exception! The skyline is littered with beautiful buildings, and 90% of them are churches. Here are some of my favorites.