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Midwest 2023: three days in Wisconsin

Midwest 2023: three days in Wisconsin

In 2022 we had plans to visit our friend's house on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, but ended up cancelling. Determined to visit, we re-scheduled for August 2023, first flying into Chicago and renting a...

Summer 2023: overnight in Lancaster PA

Summer 2023: overnight in Lancaster PA

On our way back home from New York we stopped for a night with our friends in Lancaster, PA. After unpacking the car, they took us to Lititz to check out some breweries and local shops. Downtown was...

NY Summer 2023: food

NY Summer 2023: food

Over the weeks we were in NY we tried a lot of different food options, from restaurants with a view to farmstands and spots in between. Below are our notes: July 2 We arrived in time to spend the...

Summer 2023: weekend trip to Connecticut

Summer 2023: weekend trip to Connecticut

It has been several years since we had seen some of our family members in Connecticut, so the weekend after Independence Day we traveled up for a quick overnight visit. Our 9:30am ferry out of...

Summer 2023: overnight in DC

Summer 2023: overnight in DC

For our annual trip to NY this summer we decided to split the drive over two days, with an overnight in DC. That would let us see Leandra's cousin Cody, and also re-visit the Udvar-Hazy Center, a...

Italy 2023: Bologna food & drink

Italy 2023: Bologna food & drink

Monday On our first afternoon in Bologna we saw these little cakes in the window of Paolo Atti & Figli - torta di riso, so we had to try it. It is a lightly sweet cake made from rice that had a...

Italy 2023: daytrip to Modena

Italy 2023: daytrip to Modena

Modena has intrigued me for a while, after all it is the home of balsamic vinegar, with ham, lambrusco and other tasty items also produced locally. And with it being about 30 minutes from Bologna by...

Italy 2023: 24 hours in Verona

Italy 2023: 24 hours in Verona

There is always a delicate balance on where to stay and visit on our longer trips - moving every night is exhausting and impractical, but we also want to 'see all the things!' While planning this...

Italy: Bardolino food & drink

Italy: Bardolino food & drink

Thursday Dinner at La Piccola Osteria. I tried the macaroni picante (spicy) with Gorgonzola cheese, delicious! Leandra got the beef cappacio with a pile of cheese on top! We split a 500 ml carafe of...

Italy 2023: Venice food & drink

Italy 2023: Venice food & drink

Monday El Sbarlefo - With our first round of wine, a grechetto for me (lighter white with mineral and nice acidity) and a primitivo for Leandra, we also ordered some fried cheese bites. Leandra had...

Italy 2023: Milan

Italy 2023: Milan

On this trip to Milan we flew into the smaller, but much closer, Linate airport, which let us take the city 73 bus to the Duomo area. After dropping our bags at the hotel we walked around, trying to...

Orlando 2023: EPCOT

Orlando 2023: EPCOT

Sunday was our day at EPCOT. I set an alarm for 6:55am to join the first virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy but didn't get in. We slept a bit longer and while enjoying my fancy cold brew, I...

San Diego 2023: food & drink

San Diego 2023: food & drink

Friday Beer at California Wild Ales: Tom yum (spicy), Citrus x, Meyer, Maul, Peach. I'm not 100% sure I got the right flavors, but it was tasty nonetheless! Leandra liked her super dark and fruity...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Wednesday At the suggestion of Leandra's cousin Courtney, we tried Coppa for dinner as it was an easy 15 minute walk from their flat.  I ordered the bucatini carbonara while Leandra went for the...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille food & drink

Sunday After dropping our bags off at the apartment, our first destination was the Marché de Wazemmes which closes at 3p on Sundays, and wouldn't be open on Monday. It took about a 15 min walk from...

NC Mountains, November 2022

NC Mountains, November 2022

I was feeling a bit stir crazy in mid-October, so I suggested we head to the mountains for a weekend in early November. Unfortunately it rained for a majority of the trip and our room was small, but...

Poland 2022: Krakow food & drink

Poland 2022: Krakow food & drink

We tried quite a few different places in Krakow, including cafes, restaurants, bars, bakeries, and street vendors. Our only regret is that we couldn't try even more spots! Thursday Koliba Góralskie...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

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

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)