Travel weary in Europe

I’m tired. I’m worn out. I’ve hit my travel limitations. Is that even possible? I’ve logged a lot of miles in the past year and the last few months have been overwhelmingly busy as I prepare to leave Paris to live in the Bay Area again. My first year in Paris saw little European travel, […]

Taking a quick, and luxurious trip to Belgium

I’m sitting in first class on the Thalys train from Paris to Belgium. They had a great sale and the tickets were actually less expensive than second class. This has been a great trip and I’d highly recommend upgrading to first class on your next Thalys trip. Here’s the difference: Free wifi! I’ve finally caught […]

A visit back in time to Istanbul

There were two places I wanted to visit while living in Europe: Iceland and Istanbul. I made it to Iceland earlier and this week I finally visited Istanbul. It’s a wonderful city and I could talk about what I saw and learned for hours. I’m going to cheat and let my photos speak for themselves.

A Visit to Belfast, Ireland

I booked tickets for Belfast, Ireland about 2 months ago. My mind was saying Dublin while my eyes were seeing really cheap tickets to Belfast. Somehow the two didn’t fully connect until after my credit card had been charged for a weekend in Belfast. I was left thinking “So… I’m going to Belfast, that should […]