israel in a week

back in october i visited the husband in israel. he was on placement for his job, and i managed to sneak away for a week to join him. israel had never been at the top of our travel list, but with an opportunity available, we weren’t going to pass it up! we enjoyed our time […]


back in august we spent 3,5 days in florence, italy. after visiting rome, i wasn’t sure anything could come close to that experience. but florence left me in awe. day 1 our flight arrived early monday morning and our hotel was nice enough to let us check in well before the usual check in time. […]

rome – a dream come true

rome has been in the top 5 of my list of cities to visit since i started making lists…like 15 years ago. in planning our trip, we contemplated many places but finally settled on 10 days in italy. we split those days between rome and florence (more on that later). living in germany is different […]

a winter’s day in paris

when my parents and sister were here in december, we decided to take a one day, whirlwind trip to paris! i had been a few times before and was our official tour guide! we chose to hit all the major sites, but didn’t have time to go inside and/or up any of those sites. so […]

a weekend in amsterdam

about a month ago, we had some friends visiting from the states and decided to spend a long weekend in amsterdam. none of us had been before, so it definitely made for an enjoyable trip. the only hard part was that we were 3 couples coming together having never all met one another. other than […]