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Date Night In- Ireland

When I started my side gig working at my local airport the first international trip that I wanted to take was to Ireland. We hadn’t been there and I come from a very Irish family. Our quick trip was everything that I thought it would be and I can’t wait to explore more the beautiful […]

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Greater Portland Area- Cross Country Ski

I’m a native Mainer and it’s no secret that I love where I live, but Maine winters can be long. They are bitter cold and snowy and if you don’t have fun things to do they seem neverending. I didn’t grow up skiing but since meeting Andrew 14 years ago I’ve broadened my winter activity […]

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Lille Potatoes- Sunday Supper

There’s just something so nice about catching the bus or train and having it transport you to another destination. I love that the bus/rail system in Europe is so easy to navigate. The USA could learn a thing or two about public transport from Europe! When we made last minute plans in 2018 to visit […]

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Lyon, France

This is hard. Staying home all the time, not being able to have friends over for dinner or meet up for drinks to catch up. I don’t mind a quiet evening in, but I like to do things out and about too! Plus I’m running out of Netflix to watch (help!) The other day I […]

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Christmas at the Victoria Mansion

Portland, Maine is a lovely little historic city. It’s Old Port area and Downtown have plenty of charm with their cobblestone streets, bricked sidewalks and architectural treasures. One of those treasures is the Victoria Mansion. This stately home, built between 1858 and 1863, was a summer residence for self-made business man, Rugglers Sylvester Morse and […]

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Gluhwein and Christmas Trees

So, we did a thing. A thing that I swore I would never do. We bought an artificial Christmas tree. Even as I’m typing this I still can’t believe that we have a fake tree sitting in a box ready to be assembled this holiday season.  It just doesn’t seem right! Andrew has wanted to […]

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Portland, Maine Restaurants -Hidden Gems

I always look forward to Friday, not just because it’s the end of the work week, or payday but because it means takeout! I grew up in and currently live in South Portland, just minutes and a bridge ride away from Portland. This little city of ours has gotten quite a lot of attention the […]

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Old Québéc City Weekend

What a difference a year makes! This time last year it was my birthday weekend and we were driving back from Old Québéc City. Fast forward a year and we’re not even allowed in Canada due to Covid! Man oh man, I know I say this all the time but I miss traveling. Hopefully neighbors […]

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Lavender Fields

Sticking with my Maine staycation experiences I wanted to visit somewhere new this Summer. I love the calming scent of lavender and visiting the lavender fields of Provence has been a dream of mine for quite some time, we haven’t made our way to that part of France yet….fingers crossed for next year! I discovered […]

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Summer in Maine Part Two

Not being able to travel has really made me slow down and appreciate where I live. Maine really does have so much to offer, it is called Vacationland after all! The other day I shared my favorite beaches in Maine and today I’m going to share with you my favorite places to spend a day. […]

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Summer in Maine

As much as I love to travel I must admit that I LOVE where I live. Maine is such a special place and there are so many things to do here. Since I won’t be doing any traveling outside of my lovely state any time soon I thought I’d share some of my favorite things […]

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My French Shopping List

I just finished up a container of mustard that we got while in France last year and I got to thinking about all the things that we love to pick up while we’re there and you know what….we’re not big souvenir people. When we travel I’m just so happy to be exploring somewhere new that […]

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Favorite Travel Apps

It’s crazy how much travel has changed. I remember when I was a child my parents would go to a travel agent to help them plan our next family vacation. Whether it was a road trip with a thick map and guide book or a plane ride they wouldn’t dream of planning it on their […]

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Mont Saint Michel

We’re well into April and Covid-19 just won’t quit. Andrew and I weregoing to visit some dear friends in France during my April break but that has obviously been put on hold. That’s ok though because we will see them when this is over. They are healthy, we are healthy and that’s all that matters. […]

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Tips for Plane Travel

I’ve become a bit of a travel addict in the last few years and I have found that there are a few must have items that I need in order to have a comfortable and happy flight. Here are some things that I have found to be absolute necessities on a plane, especially if you […]

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Château de Chenonceau

France is known for its chateaux, and the country is dotted with them in every region.  That is one of the things that I love most about France, the romantic almost fairy tale like architecture. The Loire Valley has some particularly beautiful and noteworthy properties and one of my favorites is Château de Chenonceau. It […]

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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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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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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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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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