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…

What to Expect from a Travel Trade Fair, With Helpful Tips

  In January we attended the largest travel trade fair in Spain, FITUR 2014 in Madrid. It was an interesting event, but naturally better suited for Spanish speakers or those working specifically in the travel industry in Spain. The event was a great excuse to go to Madrid though, especially since our plane tickets on Ryanair…

Great Things to do in Manchester, England

While not on the typical tourist radar, Manchester is a vibrant city with an important history on the world’s stage. Manchester was the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and where inadvertently the ideas behind communism were subsequently born. These days Manchester is most famous for having the world’s second most valuable sports franchise, Manchester United,…

2013 Year End Review- Where We Travelled This Year

  2013 was our second calendar year living in Ireland, and it was a great year exploring the emerald island even further. And like many of the nearly 6 years we’ve lived in Europe, it was also a busy year of globe trotting for us. In total we travelled in 12 different countries this year,…