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 […]
My love of architecture is evident in todays photo post of the Liberty Bridge in Budapest. The Liberty Bridge also called Szabadsag hid or the Freedom Bridge is one of many that connect the Buda and Pest sides of Budapest. The bridge construction was begun in 1894 and finished in 1896. The bridge was designed […]
From Lassie to Cujo I read as many articles as I could find about living in Budapest, yet none of them described the phenomenon I encountered my first day in Budapest. I discovered that dogs launch themselves at their fence as you walk by. It’s anxiety inducing to experience their snarling, barking, frenzy. These same dogs […]
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 […]
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.
Missionary Work Soon my Aunt Judy will depart for another two years in Kenya as a missionary. She loves her work in Kenya and feels called to be there. She has been on home leave since the first of July. It seems to have flown and I have seen her far less than I expected […]
Money Borman818 Flickr A Challenging Economy There are many challenges that we face in this economy. With the state of homes, jobs and investments pretty much everyone is feeling the anxiety of the financial down turn. There are strategies and attitudes that can help us get through these times of challenge. They may not immediately […]
Today I learned about a little girl named Avery, who has spinal muscular atrophy. She was diagnosed with this when she was five months old. Her parents have created a blog called Avery’s Bucket List to share her adventures and her life with her family. The blog is written from Avery’s perspective; her parents have […]
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 […]
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 […]