Best Things to do in Dublin in Summer

We lived in Dublin for over two years. Aside from the frequently cool rainy weather, we generally loved it. The charm of the Irish people, breathtaking coastal scenery, great literary history and wonderful music and atmosphere in the pubs make Ireland a place that visitors fall in love with and yearn to return one day….

Varenna, Italy: Tips for Visiting

Beautiful Lake Como frequently comes to mind when people think of the Italian Alps. One of our all-time favorite trips combined Lake Como, Milan and Bergamo, all of which are around an hour from each other. Between the three towns we visited on Lake Como, we thought Varenna was the most beautiful. Bellagio The most famous…

Celebrating the 4th of July in the United States

  After over six years of living in Europe, we’ll be celebrating our first Independence Day in the United States since 2007, when we were living in Tampa, Florida. We’ve now been residing in historic Boston for only 6 weeks, and given this is the city that began America’s independence movement from the United Kingdom, we…

Watching Soccer in Europe, a Raucous Great Time

  The Netherlands got off to amazing start in the 2014 World Cup by avenging their 2010 World Cup Final loss to Spain, shocking the Spaniards 5-1 (after an apparent second half siesta). We happened to live in Amsterdam in 2010 and along with 100,000 others dressed in orange, watched the Dutch lose that heartbreaker…