Dubrovnik, Croatia was a surprise. It wasn’t initially on our list of “must sees” of Europe, but after talking to several expat friends, it quickly moved to the top of the list. People raved about Croatia. Everyone we talked to recommended it. I didn’t know a lot about it, except for my vague memories… Continue reading Walking the Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Santorini, Greece. The name brings to mind images of white buildings against blue sky, surrounded by endless sea. Can Santorini possibly be as good as people say? Yes. Yes, it is. It’s incredible. Marc and I honeymooned in Santorini 18 years ago. We originally wanted to go to Hawaii, but a friend of the family… Continue reading A trip back to Santorini
Corfu (also called Kerkyra) is a beautiful island, known for being one of the greenest Greek islands. Thousands and thosands of olive trees carpet the landscape of Corfu. Having spent time on Mykonos and Santorini and the mainland of Greece in the past, it was very different in landscape from these places. It’s located in… Continue reading Sunshine and Saganaki in Corfu, Greece
Yea yea yea, I know the title of this post is cheesy. But I had to riff on “trulli,” didn’t I? We were lucky enough to be in Italy this year on La Pasquetta (Little Easter). La Pasquetta is the first day after Easter. After the intensity of Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter… Continue reading Alberobello: Trulli Beautiful!
I came across an article today that made me smile. It is beautifully written by freelance writer Jenny Marchal. Everyone should give it a read. And consider…could I live abroad? Are there any opportunities that I’m missing that would allow me to take the leap? Because I promise you, if you do it, you won’t… Continue reading How the experience of living abroad makes you see the world differently
Spring break is loooooooong in Switzerland. Two and a half weeks long. This is quite a change from our usual one week in Chicago. It’s fantastic. We decided to book a cruise on an Italian cruise ship so that we could hit a few spots in the Mediterranean. The cruise took off from the Venice… Continue reading Venice for Easter
Marc here. Much like soccer, I got everything I could set up for Vincent to play ice hockey in Schaffhausen prior to us even arriving in Switzerland. In fact, the very first thing that Vicki and I did on our first visit to Switzerland was to meet someone to get a tour of the ice… Continue reading The International Youth Hockey Experience