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Driving through the lower Alps in summer. Driving in Switzerland, especially through the Alps is one of the most beautiful trips on earth. My eleven day road trip through five countries was my first European road trip with dogs; though my third road trip with pets in the car. For in depth advice and insight […]
Tanner in Wolfsberg, Austria on our drive home. Eleven Days of Traveling Europe with a Dog After traveling around Europe with a dog for eleven days, through five European countries I can say with authority; Europe is a dog’s world. Dogs are treated well in Europe and are welcomed nearly everywhere. I started my trip […]
Moving overseas with a pet requires organization, USDA paperwork, patience and sometimes multiple leg journeys by car and air. This is the break down of how my dog Tanner and I arrived in Budapest. Miles Driven 1,822 Rental Cars (4) Miles Flown 5,518 Flights (4) How Do The Miles Break Down? 1,140 miles, driving round […]
The Photo of the Day comes from Nida, Lithuania. Nida is the western most point in Lithuania. Its history goes back as far as the 1400’s. This seaside resort village was popular in the early 20th century with German Impressionist artists. The area is now a low key, beautiful summer resort spot for those from […]
Keleti Palyaudver is the largest of three train stations in Budapest. The station was constructed from 1881 through 1884. The train station is currently under going restoration; some portions of the building have already returned to their former architectural beauty. A restored section of the Keleti Palyaudver Station in Budapest. One of several restored murals […]
Finding a Home in Budapest When I moved to Budapest finding a home was at the top of my list of things to do. I saw many houses, and there were a few that came out on top as my favorites. One in particular for it’s spacious living room with wrap around windows. Another for […]
In the name of research I spent an hour having lunch and trying a Hungarian dessert called Somloi galuska. It was a delicious surprise and of course calorie free… This particular dessert took me by surprise. I expected a sponge cake soaked in a vanilla sauce, and covered with a rich chocolate […]
I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is a fictional story. The main character is Jack, who decides a major life change is in order after a near fatal car crash. The book is the story of these often […]
One in a series, Berlin in a Day. I have a unique perspective on Berlin, as I called it home. Though I could share enough activities to fill a jammed packed two week vacation, the reality is that most visitors have just a few days or even a single day to spend exploring Berlin. With […]
thanksandgratitude.jpg Thanks in German Flickr Alice Popkorn Gratitude The last weeks I’ve felt drawn to write about gratitude and how gratitude impacts our life and our experiences. Gratitude has shifted the flow of abundance in my life. Two days ago as I was impacted by a wonderful flow of abundance into my life I had […]
Love Happens Today I had the opportunity to see “Love Happens.” It was a powerful movie that touched me as a writer. It was filled with moments of real life; of the realization that there are many people in pain and in need of healing. It was a reminder that even those who heal lives, […]
Communion With God By: Neale Donald Walsch continues to touch me and inspire me. This is one of many books that Peter Walsch has written through spiritual guidance and I tonight when I opened the book randomly for insight I was touched by his quote from page 178. Happiness is a decision, not an experience. […]
After nearly a decade of living and traveling abroad there have been some funny moments. These are three of my memorable moments where humor was required. Poland While driving with friends from Germany to Poland I encountered one of my scariest travel moments…I was locked in a bathroom stall and couldn’t get out. The stall […]
Palermo Cathedral Crypt I usually love the unexpected moments of international travel. This time, my lack of knowledge of Italian in Sicily brought me a chilling surprise. I was on my first trip to Italy with friends when my friend Herb and I decided to spend the day exploring the city on foot. We stopped […]