a SECOND room to stay: unexpected brussels

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Chocolate and waffles, chocolate waffles! That was the extent of my understanding and expectations for Brussels. How could a city disappoint with such simple standards! Well it did, at least for the first 24hrs. But don’t dismay Belgian enthusiasts; it had a quick recovery with […]

luca lives on the SECOND floor

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Same trip, different cold. What better way to follow a freezing Copenhagen than with a frozen Stockholm? A five hour train ride later and that’s where we landed. By time we would have waited through security lines and boarded a flight that would only last an hour then found our way to […]

bring a SECOND pair of shoes

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Travel to a cold country, lesson number one: bring a SECOND pair of shoes, or maybe just one pair of really warm ones! Exploring Copenhagen on foot over Christmas is magical. It is also extremely cold. While you traipse around slushy cobbled streets I guarantee that slush will seep through the […]

not enough SECONDs on that fancy swiss watch

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Since there isn’t a lot of time in a day then there’s not nearly enough time in a weekend! Two day weekends are what we consider “short”. From 5pm on a Friday to 630am on a Monday doesn’t seem like enough time to traverse the continent and […]

a SECOND in Scotland

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] If you haven’t been to Scotland, GO! Every inch of that country is perfection. You know those trips where you just can’t help but ask “are we there yet?”, well the there is everywhere. Even being confined to a tiny mousey engined automobile is suddenly tolerable because […]