escaping to the english countryside

escaping to the english countryside

for our trip to the english countryside, we debated renting a car but decided that we wanted to take the train. it is just the way to travel in england! it’s smooth and easy. we left london after work on a busy friday night and caught the train from…

swiss chocolate factory

swiss chocolate factory

here is one of the best things you can do in switzerland … and all of europe, really! it’s going on the euro bucket list. it involves a chocolate tour full of chocolate history … even chocolate quizzes, a chocolate movie, samples, and most importantly a full on chocolate tasting.…

cheese heaven in gruyères, switzerland

cheese heaven in gruyères, switzerland

let’s take a train through switzerland to a town that produces the best cheese in the world. (i’m looking at you, gruyère..) if this sounds like fun to you, then i know we’d be friends!  it’s up in the green hills overlooking the swiss riviera,…

flåm railway – the most beautiful train journey in the world

flåm railway – the most beautiful train journey in the world

the tagline of the flamsbana says it all: the most beautiful train journey in the world! my face was pressed up against the glass the entire ride, and i wish i could take this journey a million more times in my life. i’m pretty sure it’s how…

give the gift of experiences

give the gift of experiences

after reading this cnn article, i started thinking  about how true it is that gifts of experiences are  so much better than actual material gifts. my  entire life i have always said the only thing i ever  want for holidays/special occasions is the gift of …