Mountain Summers in Avoriaz, France

The pangs of wanderlust linger, even now that our friends in Europe are done sharing photos of their gorgeous summer holidays. All summer Facebook reminded me of our adventures in the past few years. Now I’m tackling a photo book to recap our 2017, which is a bittersweet task. We traveled a lifetime’s-worth that year.… Continue reading Mountain Summers in Avoriaz, France

Sweet Sicilia

Our 2017 will live on in our family as one of our most epic travel years. We did so much, and it was wonderful. Condensing it into one photo book is impossible! I’ve come to recognize how much I rely on my Instagram archives and even this blog to support (or even stand in for)… Continue reading Sweet Sicilia

Barabarca, Isola d’Elba

So, I have a list of places to write about from our travels in the past couple of years. It’s just that I absolutely must tell you about our recent trip to Elba Island before summer is underway. Elba is a small island off the coast of Tuscany, accessible by a one-hour ferry ride. You probably… Continue reading Barabarca, Isola d’Elba

Dreaming of the Emerald Coast

This weekend the boys and I crashed my dad and stepmom’s vacation on Florida’s Emerald Coast. A three hour car ride through southern Alabama to Destin seemed like a small price to pay for this: Sugary, soft white sand reflects the sun so that the Gulf is a beautiful combination of aquamarine and blue and sea… Continue reading Dreaming of the Emerald Coast

Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France

That we weren’t going to drive all the way to Barcelona with two small kids in one day was very clear in the early stages of our planning. Where in the middle of France we would stop was not. In my head at the time, France was Paris and…whatever else. Chateaus and vineyards. Though we… Continue reading Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France

Taking the Euro Tunnel

I wanted to post about this after my trip to Brussels, because it was such a mind-blowing experience. If you’re up on your geography, you’re well aware of the fact that England (plus Scotland) is an island. It’s really close to Europe, but they don’t touch…except by a remarkable tunnel under the English Channel. The Euro Tunnel shuttles… Continue reading Taking the Euro Tunnel