Ireland Travel Tips: Useful and Fun Advice

We fell in love with the Emerald Island the first time we visited for our 6th wedding anniversary. So much so that we moved there and called Dublin home from 2011 to 2014. We recently re-visited in October 2018, giving us the opportunity to re-connect with friends and the country. Friendly locals, a picturesque landscape…

Landscape of the cliffs with the ocean, Ireland travel tips

5 Things We Miss About Living in Europe

  5 months after relocating back to the USA, there are some things we really miss from our 6 years living in Europe. Our recent trip back to our old home of the Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium served as a reminder of what we left behind, and after 12 days we boarded the plane back…

Toot toot! The North Borneo Railway Conjures British Colonial Past

  Toot toot!! All aboard the North Borneo Railway! On our recent trip to Malaysia, we were very excited about riding a rare, fully re-furbished British Vulcun steam train back to colonial times. Unfortunately, Alex jinxed himself and got food poisoning the night before. We both hoped as the night crept on that it would…

An American in Belgrade, Serbia

During the 1990’s horrible things transpired in the former nation of Yugoslavia, bringing devastation not seen on European soil in decades. The country experienced civil war as old rivalries over land and religion stirred ethnic violence. The end result was a bombing campaign by the USA and its allies on the former Yugoslavian capital of…