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
The jaw dropping summer mountains, with their beautiful snow caps and carpets of green meadow running down their slopes, and the magical winter mountains, crisp white and gigantic against the blue sky, dripping with endless winter sport activities. The aqua blue lakes, the charming little villages. This is Switzerland. And we get to live here. Pinch… Continue reading Getting to know our country: Switzerland
The concept of Forest School is very common in Switzerland and Germany. It’s a part of growing up in these countries. Kids have school in the forest. It’s as simple as that. They spend the day learning about and playing in nature. They get filthy, accumulate bruises and scratches, and mostly play, unstructured, in nature.… Continue reading Swiss Forest School