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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24 Hours in NYC

You know those t-shirts that say I heart NY? I feel like they were more popular in the 1980s and 90s , in fact I didn’t see one vender selling them on the streets the last time Andrew and I were there. Well I used to have one, I made my parents buy me one […]

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In Bruges

Bruges is a beautiful city; the winding streets, charming buildings and abundant canals really do seem like something out of a fairy tale.  Here are some things that we did while in Bruges. Stroll Along the Many Canals Bruges is sometimes referred to as the Venice of the north. The medieval city is filled with […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a few more things that we love about Paris. It is the City of Love after all. When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre, we’ve been lucky enough to return a […]

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Favorite Foods of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the cleanest, most efficient cities that I have ever visited. Andrew and I were there for 3 days we did not set a foot in one single art museum….I know right. How could we not see the Dutch Masters in person?!?!?! We were having too much fun enjoying the food, the […]

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Lovely Lausanne

In April 2016 Andrew and I embarked on an epic road trip through France and into Switzerland. Our first stop in Switzerland was Lausanne. I honestly didn’t know much about Lausanne but Andrew had heard that it was beautiful so I did my research and we had a wonderful time. Here are some of our […]

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We Were Staying in Paris

Happy Wednesday! I’m sitting here with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau wine scrolling though pictures from the trip to Paris that Andrew and I took last month, and I thought why not share some of the things we love about Paris! I adore France and Paris is such a magical city. Andrew and I went there […]

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Hello There

Hi! My name is Jessica. I am a Kindergarten Teacher is the lovely state of Maine with a passion for travel, food, coffee and wine. I work part time for an airline, which allows me and my husband to travel quite frequently. I decided to start this little blog to share our experiences with family […]

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