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Spain 2022: a day in Madrid

Spain 2022: a day in Madrid

Our flight back to the US left out of Madrid, so we spent our final night in Spain here again. This time we stayed next to the Puerta de Atocha train station, as we were arriving there, plus it...

Spain 2022: Valencia museums

Spain 2022: Valencia museums

To be honest, I feel like we struck out a bit with the 'formal' art institutions in Valencia. The street art was a lot more interesting to us than the two museums we tried. That said, both art...

Art in Bloom 2022

Art in Bloom 2022

Art in Bloom is a fundraiser for the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) where florists create artwork-inspired floral displays. It is a great annual event that we try to attend each year. These are...

Chicago, December 2021

Chicago, December 2021

A trip to meet up with Leandra's sister and family in early November fell apart, so we decided to fly up to Chicago for a long weekend in December. Since we also had a free Hilton night we needed to...

Namibia: an evening in Doha

Namibia: an evening in Doha

With a 10 hour layover in Doha we wanted to get out and stretch our legs, all the more so since the lounge was alcohol-free for Ramadan. Thankfully it was quite easy to get into Doha. There are...

Weekend in Dallas: sites

Weekend in Dallas: sites

Downtown Our first stop on Sunday was the Dallas Museum Of Art. There was a lot of open space to the point where it felt like half the museum was empty. However, the standard collection is free, so...

Italy 2018: Naples sights

Italy 2018: Naples sights

Several times on our trip Naples reminded us of a South Asian city, with its tightly clustered buildings, a fairly dirty and chaotic streetscape, and commerce seemingly everywhere. So while you can...

Italy 2017: Vatican Museums

Italy 2017: Vatican Museums

From our research we knew that the Vatican Museums were going to be an epic undertaking. To make sure to see all of the most interesting bits before our feet gave out we planned out a route in...

Beijing 2015: The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Beijing 2015: The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Saturday morning we awoke to an even smoggier day, but decided to continue with our plans to see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Unfortunately, we found the smog obscuring Tiananmen Square,...

A New York weekend: NYC

A New York weekend: NYC

The weekend after Easter we flew up to New York for a quick family visit and we decided stay in the city for the first night so we could make sure to see my niece (since we usually miss her during...

Asia/Australia 2013: Brisbane

Asia/Australia 2013: Brisbane

Our time in Brisbane unfortunately overlapped with the rather-strong remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald. Rain came and went on the first evening but Eric was able to get some interesting shots of...

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 1

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 1

On our first day in Jerusalem we started at the Jaffa gate, walking around some of the perimeter streets of the Armenian Quarter. Inside the Jaffa gate A quiet corner Zion Gate- the divots in the...

Balboa Park

Our options were limited on Sunday due to the rainy weather, so we had a leisurely breakfast and used our 24 hours of internet-time to research some indoor options. Eric suggested we look into...

Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism

This evening we spent some time looking at works by Monet and others at the North Carolina Museum of Art. We prefer to go to these special exhibitions on Member Mondays when it's not nearly as...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)