Oktoberfest: a Survival Guide

If you think that title is overly dramatic, I promise you it’s not. This was my first ever Oktoberfest, and I’ll freely admit that I wasn’t completely sure what I was getting myself… Continue reading

Scotland in Summer Packing List

Here is where I admit that I’m a bit of an over packer. I fall prey to the idea of, “Oh I have lots of space, one more shirt won’t hurt.” Suddenly I… Continue reading

Oh Look a Castle: Back to Edinburgh and Back to London

It almost goes without saying that our second night on Skye was considerably better than the first. We found ourselves again the next morning having breakfast at Cafe Arriba. Seriously, if you didn’t… Continue reading

Oh Look a Castle: Isle of Skye

Never underestimate the power of a good shower and good coffee to turn your mood around. Sarah had let me sleep as late as I wanted that morning–still not wanting to tangle with… Continue reading

Oh Look a Castle: Driving Up to Skye

We got lost bright and early on our way to the rental car pick up. Fun fact, Waverley Train Station is a big place! After a few wrong turns we eventually found our… Continue reading

Oh Look a Castle!: Arriving in Edinburgh

Here we go again. Sarah, the madness to my mayhem who you may remember from such trips as Costa Rica and Las Vegas, used her two weeks off work this month to come… Continue reading

London Packing List: Spring & Summer

It finally happened–summer finally came to London. I, admittedly, was skeptical that it would ever happen. But suddenly the rain and clouds disappeared and we were given blue skies and +30 degrees celsius… Continue reading

London and Brighton: A Fam-Jam Adventure

As with all things involving my family, music is important. So, this post has a soundtrack. Act one: The Family Arrives in London Song: ┬áLondon Skies, Jamie Cullum Every year my fam-jam does… Continue reading

Royal Ascot: Champagne, Shenanigans, and Royalty

This story ends with me walking home near hypothermic and half a sleep. But let’s start back at the beginning. Originally I wasn’t going to go to Royal Ascot this year. I’d just… Continue reading

Las Vegas: A Packing List

Last April I had started to go stir crazy at my desk, and my friend Sarah was trying to adjust to being laid off, so we decided that this was a great opportunity… Continue reading

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