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Italy 2023: Bologna sights

Italy 2023: Bologna sights

Monday After checking into our apartment we walked about 15 minutes to the center, then onward to a view of the famous Bologna towers. There are a lot of power lines at the base, so it is hard to...

Paris 2017: museums

Paris 2017: museums

Musée d'Orsay Wow. Just - wow. The Orsay covers mid-19th century to early 20th century, and simply has so many masterpieces. We visited on Thursday evening when they are open late until 9:45p, and...

Winter Weekend in London: Saturday

Winter Weekend in London: Saturday

We were hoping to see another show on our trip and checking the usual discount ticket sites wasn't getting us the results we wanted for Saturday evening. The Gielgud Theatre offers £15 same day...

Winter Weekend in London: Friday

Winter Weekend in London: Friday

Friday was definitely a day of culture! First up was the famous Natural History Museum, with all manner of mineral, animals, and lots of other science. I spent a half day here a couple years back...

Bilbao: sights & museums

Bilbao: sights & museums

We spent a considerable amount of time walking around Bilbao. We only bought one 24-hour metro pass during our three day stay so most of our exploring was done on foot. Our room wasn't ready when we...

One day in Sydney!

One day in Sydney!

Since we had never visited Sydney on our previous Australia trip, we took this opportunity to see as much as we could in our two nights and one very full day. We arrived late Sunday evening, taking...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Wednesday The morning was fairly cold so we decided to start at the Leopold Museum. We were pleasantly surprised by the collection, especially the impressive Schiele floor, as well as some other...

Texas! exploring Austin, pt I

Texas! exploring Austin, pt I

We started our Saturday morning with a trip to Zilker Gardens.  The signs are a bit disingenuous with a notice in small print that they charge extra if you are not a resident. We started by going...

Summer Euro 2013: Berlin

Summer Euro 2013: Berlin

It felt a bit strange to return to a foreign city just one month later, but also comforting to already know my way around parts of the city. Leandra's primary mission on this trip to Berlin was to...

A long weekend in London: Saturday

A long weekend in London: Saturday

On Saturday we headed up to the retail area in Camden, and are known for an incredible mix of styles, with hard-core leather stores next to sneaker stores next to tourist t-shirts. The storefronts...

A long weekend in London: Friday

A long weekend in London: Friday

After a long first day in London we relaxed on Friday morning, sleeping late then ambling over to the hotel's included breakfast. Advertised as a 'champagne' breakfast they really only feature Andre...

A long weekend in London: Thursday

A long weekend in London: Thursday

Our trip to London came about due to a promotion British Air ran in Fall 2011, where the purchase of tickets to certain cities would give you two free nights at selected hotels. Since BA codeshares...

Reina Sofia and the Prado

Reina Sofia and the Prado

We couldn't pass up a chance to visit to visit two of the top museums in Europe on our trip to Madrid, so we hit the Reina Sofia on Saturday afternoon (free after 2:30pm!) and the Prado on Sunday...

in Brussels

Our first morning in Brussels was under a cold drizzle and we had one heck of a time finding a specific museum that was only supposed to be a few blocks from our hotel. The streets here made us...

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)