Traveling Around Europe

A few years ago we went on a pretty aggressive road trip through France and Switzerland. We weren’t 100% comfortable with the train systems, thought it be too expensive and wanted the freedom of exploring the country at our pace.  So, we rented a car and had our GPS, paper maps and playlists planned, we […]

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

January is over and we’ve been doing pretty great sticking with our Sunday Supper plan. With alternating our Sunday meal planning I was lucky enough to have one of mine fall on Super Bowl Sunday, yay! (This is full of sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell.) Super Bowl kind of comes with its own predetermined […]

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Muiden Castle

When you’re staying in a major city it’s always fun to see what’s near you. Where could you go outside your home base for a day trip or even for just a few hours? When we went to Amsterdam we decided to take a trip outside the city to visit a castle, only about 30 […]

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Beef Stroganoff

So Sunday Supper turned into Monday Supper last week. I had my meal all planned and groceries bought but sometimes you just want pizza and a good beer and not have to worry kitchen clean up. Andrew gave me the challenge to pick a recipe without a picture and it was really difficult for me […]

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Ghent

My goodness we love Belgium! We’ve visited this country 4 times in the past year, if you really think about it that’s quite excessive but the food and people are so great. So where did we visit for trip number 4? We visited Ghent and of course Brussels for a few days.  Ghent is a […]

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Chicken Marsala Sunday

Another week in this new year has flown by! We’re coming up on a long weekend, thanks to Martin Luther King Jr, and it’s my turn to cook for our Sunday Supper. I’m trying to think of a country to use as a theme but I’m stuck. I’ve been looking through pinterest and nothing is […]

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Sunday Suppers

Happy January! I can’t believe that it’s 2020 and I’m not driving around in a Jetson style space car yet. I mean I love my mini cooper but my 6-year-old self thought I’d be zipping around the universe by now. Oh well, despite that I am welcoming 2020 with open arms and hoping that it’s […]

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London Calling!

I have to admit that London was not what I thought it was going to be. I’m a big PBS/BBC drama watcher…Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Poldark….so this was what I was picturing when I was thinking of London. I know it’s unfair and two of those shows aren’t even set in London but that […]

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Up, Up and Away

I’ve always been a big fan of experiences rather than traditional gifts, a few years ago Andrew gave me tickets for a hot air balloon ride and when we finally went it was amazing! I had wanted to go up, up and away for as long as I can remember so this was the perfect […]

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Packing Tips

If you told me 5 years ago that I would be gallivanting around Europe with just a backpack I would have thought you were nuts. I was the ultimate over packer, 20 outfits planned for a weekend trip and my carry on filled with shoes because my bag was overweight. I couldn’t imagine not bringing […]

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Fall Favorites

Fall is by far my favorite season; I love the cozy sweaters, crisp air and the vibrant colors of the changing trees. I just got home from a wonderful fall weekend, filled with apple picking, leaf peeping and a picturesque wedding up in the mountains. Maine is not lacking in wonderful fall things to do, […]

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Lubec, Maine

I spent a few days in visiting family in Downeast Maine this summer and it was great! I always forget how big Maine is until I’m halfway through a 5 hour drive and realize that if I was driving South and not North that I could almost be in NYC! I have a couple of aunts […]

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Berry Picking Time!

Maine winters can seem like they are never going to end. They are cold, snowy, and dark but if you plan well during the summer months you can have a little taste of summer during those bleak winter days. One way to do that is to preserve the fruit that is available during those warmer […]

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Christmas in July!

I know, I know…. we wait all year for summer in Maine and here I am thinking about Christmas. As much as I enjoy the time off, lazy beach days and cookouts with friends and family, I just LOVE Christmas. The music, the good cheer, the cozy sweaters and how your whole house transforms when […]

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Salade Niçoise

Happy First Day of Summer! It’s been raining in Maine, but summer is here and I can’t wait for days at the beach, drinks by the pool and lunches with friends. Summers in Maine are the best and I am looking forward exploring some new places in my home state during my time off. Having […]

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St. Malo

It’s no secret that France is one of our go to destinations. We love the food, the culture, the shopping, the wine. 🙂 We’ve visited many areas of this lovely country but my favorite area by far is Brittany. Growing up in Maine, I love being near the ocean ,so I think that’s why I felt […]

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Tulip Season

The Netherlands is world famous for their tulips so when April break rolled around visiting Amsterdam to see the tulip fields was the perfect choice. Many people visit Holland in spring in order to see the endless colorful bulb fields and I was so excited to be one of them. After doing some research I […]

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Brussels

I went to Brussels, Belgium for the first time in July 2018, since that first trip I have been back twice. Why? Why go back to the same city over and over again? Easy, waffles, frites and beer. Beer is the number one reason that we’ve visited this lovely city three times in one short […]

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Favorite Bookings

Whenever we are planning a trip, finding a place to stay in an area that is both safe and accessible is my top priority.  I love booking.com because of the honest reviews and the diverse listings. Want to keep it super cheap? Try a hostel. Want to stay somewhere unique? Book the tiniest home in […]

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48 Hours in Dublin

I had wanted to go to Ireland for as long as I could remember and in April of 2018 we visited the Emerald Isle. We flew out on a Monday(arriving Tuesday) and flew back on Thursday, it was super quick but we had a great time and hope to go back to explore more of […]

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Swiss Fondue

The first day of Spring is only a couple of weeks away but we are still being slammed with snow and cold temperatures in Maine. When we were in Switzerland a few years ago we saw the most magical snow showers in Gruyères, the flakes were so fluffy and falling in slow motion they didn’t […]

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