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 […]
Take a Breath Tuesday Photos began with my realization that we all need to just stop, take a breath and rest. The photos I use for this series will reflect beauty or serenity, relaxation or a spot to lose ones self in the moment. One of four distinctive lions that watch over the Chain Bridge […]
Old School Service One of the many things I love about Budapest is its option of old school service. Here in Budapest services are offered that keep life simplier and more convenient. For example companies still offer at home delivery for milk and other products. I hear them before I see them, with their whimsical […]
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 […]
Hungary loves its festivals. There are festivals throughout the country and throughout the year. There are reasons nearly every month for Hungary to celebrate with a festival. Fall is a very big season for festivals, including the Wine Festival, the Folk Festival, or the Sweet Days Budapest, chocolate festival. In autumn, the town of Szentendre […]
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 […]
A view from the Basilica in Esztergom, Hungary. One of the views from the Basilica.
Surrender to Spirit When we know that we are on our spiritual path there comes a time when we must surrender completely to spirit. When no matter what the appearance of our life, we know that spirit is guiding our direction. This is one of those times in my life. Fighting the tide does not […]
Finding a Way to Heal Your Heart Takes Time Trishhhh Flickr Honestly, it takes allowing yourself to feel the hurt, the anger and the pain of your grief. The relationship is gone but, the grief takes time. You can only move forward when you’ve faced what you are feeling. The way to heal your heart […]
The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Dalai Lama
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 […]