Category Archives: Travel

George Clooney isn’t the only reason to visit Lake Como

My in-laws came to visit us in Switzerland this summer from the States, and we wanted them to have a wonderful European experience. We needed a gorgeous place with stunning views, friendly people and delicious food. Unfortunately Switzerland failed on … Continue reading

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The best of beautiful Santorini

Our original plan for a Greek island vacation was a multi-week sailing trip hopping from one beautiful place to another on a catamaran with friends in tow. Then I got pregnant and the idea of flitting around the Aegean Sea … Continue reading

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My dirty little food secret

I’ve always been a food snob when I travel. If I’ve spent the time and money to go far, far away, the last thing I want to eat is close-to-home American food. Why seek out burgers, pizza or chocolate chip … Continue reading

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A Mary Poppins moment in Provence

When I left to spend two weeks in Provence, I thought I knew what to expect. The vacation would be mostly about beautiful food and beautiful scenery – gorgeous town markets stuffed with olives, dried sausages and cheese, bakeries overflowing … Continue reading

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Love note to Paris

It’s cliché, but I’m in love with Paris. It didn’t take much to enchant me, just two long weekends away, and now Nick and I are both ready to spend every remaining weekend of our year in Europe wandering the … Continue reading

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What I learned in Colmar

Nick and I took a short drive up the road a few weekends ago to Colmar, France. It’s a quaint town in the Alsace region with colorful half-timber houses and cobblestone streets. And because Alsace has bounced back and forth … Continue reading

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London, baby! Favorite spots from a weekend in The Big Smoke

When we found out we were moving to Switzerland, I pictured lots of weekend getaways to fabulous European cities. This past weekend, we had our first to London. I know that London in February sounds dreary, but Nick had a … Continue reading

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Dubai: Largest, tallest, bestest

I just returned from a weeklong class in the United Arab Emirates where the theme is “superlatives.” The nation — or, more specifically its two richest emirates, Dubai and Abu-Dhabi — is rich with oil money and its sheikhs have … Continue reading

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So much for Cairo

My plan: Spend spring break taking a business school class in Cairo, with a side trip to the pyramids. As you can imagine, I’m fishing around for a Plan B right now. (If you’ve been on an Outward Bound trip … Continue reading

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Cross-country road trip adventure

I needed to get myself and my car from Charlottesville, Va., to Minneapolis, Minn., in time to start my summer internship this week. Somehow I conned my boyfriend into taking the 20-hour drive halfway across the country with me. I’d … Continue reading

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