This is a beautiful poster print that I remember from childhood. I’ve always found this comforting.
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 […]
Venice remains a favorite of mine, and with each of these shots I’ve tried to convey the beauty and warmth of Venice. A morning canal view A door in Venice Morning traffic in Venice These photos are part of Travel Photo Thursday. To see more great photos visit Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.
This Baroque section of the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, is where you will find the Museum of Agriculture. Vajdahunyad Castle is a gorgeous example of Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque styles of architecture. The castle was never actually a castle, rather it was built for the 1896 Millennium Celebrations. Jak Chapel is a reproduction […]
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 […]
As summer winds down I walk past plum tree after plum tree weighed down by plump, delicious fruit. The trees bounty can’t hold the weight of the plums; everywhere I see ripe delicious plums lying on the ground. For me this is how I came to know Hungary. When I moved to Hungary last summer […]
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 […]
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 […]
When Things Don’t Work There are times in our lives when things don’t work. There are also times when something works for a time and then sputters to an unsatisfying ending. In those moments I advise, know when to move on. You know in your gut when a situation seems odd. If things are being […]
This is a guest post written by Sandra Foster Reflections on My Life As I become older and more reflective I also become more melancholy. Don’t get me wrong, I am not unhappy or depressed. Maybe wistful is a better word. Time has flown by so quickly. It seems like only yesterday I was the […]
For Some, Holidays are Filled With Memories of Those Lost I think most of us can relate to the idea that holidays are filled with moments of deep love, challenge, emotion and a wide variety of expectations. For me it starts with the commercials filled with happy families gathering around to share a meal, opening […]
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 […]