In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the declaration “There’s no snow!” was a steady refrain uttered amongst several of our local friends. They weren’t talking about London, which hardly ever sees the stuff anyway; they were talking about the Alps. From Les Trois Vallees to Zermatt, Courmayeur to St. Anton, El Niño and his… Read More Rudolph & Redrum: Winter Adventure in Geilo, Norway
In a fit of Christmas spirit that saw us trying to get as close to the North Pole as possible with a few days and a not-insane number of dollars, we set off for Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, as soon as the kids’ school let out for Christmas break. We’d been forewarned about the expense… Read More Wet and Wild Norwegian Christmas: Bergen, Norway
If you’re a temporary Londoner searching for a sunny holiday, you might first decide to stick to the shores of England. Cornwall, maybe. You’ve read it boasts the only sub-tropical climate in the UK, so you’re hopeful you’ll find the sunshine you’ve been craving while enduring the damp early summer of London. In Cornwall, though,… Read More If You Search for a Sunny Holiday
Maybe we’ve made it sound like one big adventure on Facebook, but that’s hard to avoid doing: expatriation really is an opportunity to be a tourist in your own life. US-based, my family wouldn’t have traveled to seven countries in the span of 12 months, learning how to say “hello,” “thank you” and “excuse me”… Read More One Year Later
“Let it go,” despite its dubious connotations with 90s-era psychobabble and Disney song lyrics, is a cliché with staying power. Because sometimes you must let it go.