St. Petersburg the Great

This is a city that evokes the heyday of imperial Russia at almost every turn, with very few reminders of the Soviet era when it was known as Leningrad.

By the time we spent our two days exploring, we were certain… CONTINUE READING >> 

This is a city that evokes the heyday of imperial Russia at almost every turn, with very few reminders of the Soviet era when it was known as Leningrad.

By the time we spent our two days exploring, we were certain… CONTINUE READING >> 

Going Ground Hog Wild

Even though our visit didn’t coincide with the big day, we didn’t feel that we could pass through Pennsylvania without a stop at the town that decides our frozen fate every February… CONTINUE READING >> 

Even though our visit didn’t coincide with the big day, we didn’t feel that we could pass through Pennsylvania without a stop at the town that decides our frozen fate every February… CONTINUE READING >> 

Bilbao, the Big Dog of Basque Country

We could hardly visit the Spanish Basque Country without a stop in Bilbao.

Home of a quirky Guggenheim Museum – the building itself is a work of art! – a giant flower puppy, a spider mamma, a rockin’ old town…CONTINUE READING >>

We could hardly visit the Spanish Basque Country without a stop in Bilbao.

Home of a quirky Guggenheim Museum – the building itself is a work of art! – a giant flower puppy, a spider mamma, a rockin’ old town…CONTINUE READING >>

Ottawa, That’s a Capital Idea! Canada’s Capitol

In all of our previous visits to Canada, which number in the dozens, we had never been to her political heart.

Her capital city, Ottawa, proved to be eye opening in many ways to a couple of visiting neighbors from south of the border…CONTINUE READING >>

In all of our previous visits to Canada, which number in the dozens, we had never been to her political heart.

Her capital city, Ottawa, proved to be eye opening in many ways to a couple of visiting neighbors from south of the border…CONTINUE READING >>

Lights, Camera, Action at The Palace of Versailles

There’s nothing quite like an afternoon of opulence at the Palace of Versailles.

After a short drive out from Paris, we bypassed the waiting crowds and walked right in.

It was almost as if we belonged in a crib like this… CONTINUE READING >> 

There’s nothing quite like an afternoon of opulence at the Palace of Versailles.

After a short drive out from Paris, we bypassed the waiting crowds and walked right in.

It was almost as if we belonged in a crib like this… CONTINUE READING >> 

Get a Gettysburg Getaway

We steeped ourselves in history!

It may not have been four score and seven years ago, but it has been quite a while since we visited Gettysburg with our three young children in tow, so we were more than ready to refresh our memories with a return getaway.

The history is timeless, that part has not changed, but there are certainly plenty of reasons for another visit, first and foremost… CONTINUE READING >> 

We steeped ourselves in history!

It may not have been four score and seven years ago, but it has been quite a while since we visited Gettysburg with our three young children in tow, so we were more than ready to refresh our memories with a return getaway.

The history is timeless, that part has not changed, but there are certainly plenty of reasons for another visit, first and foremost… CONTINUE READING >> 

An Ode to the Home of Vidalia Onions

To paraphrase Shakespeare, would an onion by any other name taste as sweet?

We think not, since most onions are hardly sweet at all. So what’s in a name? Vidalia, Vidalia, wherefore art thou Vidalia?

The only way to know for sure was to go directly to the… CONTINUE READING >> 

To paraphrase Shakespeare, would an onion by any other name taste as sweet?

We think not, since most onions are hardly sweet at all. So what’s in a name? Vidalia, Vidalia, wherefore art thou Vidalia?

The only way to know for sure was to go directly to the… CONTINUE READING >> 

How Many Islands Make a Thousand Islands?

We got a taste of the 1000 Islands—and it’s sooooo much more than the salad dressing!

We wanted to see every fabulous nook and wonderful cranny of the islands. Join us as we soar overhead in a helicopter, take in Millionaire’s Row by boat, and find out what it takes to be an island these days… CONTINUE READING >> 

We got a taste of the 1000 Islands—and it’s sooooo much more than the salad dressing!

We wanted to see every fabulous nook and wonderful cranny of the islands. Join us as we soar overhead in a helicopter, take in Millionaire’s Row by boat, and find out what it takes to be an island these days… CONTINUE READING >> 

Walking the Basque Country of Spain (and a Wee Bit of France)—Live

Man, can the folks in the Basque Country throw a party!

Our live-blog continues along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James).

See how we stumble into one of the most unique festivals we’ve ever seen, learn to cook like a Basqueman, and dip our toes into the French side of things… CONTINUE READING

Man, can the folks in the Basque Country throw a party!

Our live-blog continues along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James).

See how we stumble into one of the most unique festivals we’ve ever seen, learn to cook like a Basqueman, and dip our toes into the French side of things… CONTINUE READING

Basking in the Basque Country of Spain, A Live Blog

One of the finer aspects of a walking tour is the ability to partake in incredible food without worrying (too much) about stepping on the scale when arriving back home.

We looked long and hard for the perfect pairing of spectacular scenery and incredible edibles—and believe we’ve found it!

Chase us as we eat massive amounts of tapas (they’re called pintxos here), roam around Madrid, make a pilgrimage along the Way of St. James, sleep in a palace, storm a castle, hit the beach… CONTINUE READING

One of the finer aspects of a walking tour is the ability to partake in incredible food without worrying (too much) about stepping on the scale when arriving back home.

We looked long and hard for the perfect pairing of spectacular scenery and incredible edibles—and believe we’ve found it!

Chase us as we eat massive amounts of tapas (they’re called pintxos here), roam around Madrid, make a pilgrimage along the Way of St. James, sleep in a palace, storm a castle, hit the beach… CONTINUE READING