Starting Over Again: Making Ourselves at Home in Zurich, Switzerland

Starting Over Again: Making Ourselves at Home in Zurich, Switzerland

We've recently moved to Switzerland in our 5th move as an expat couple. Here's how things are going so far!

My Wellness Experience at Museflower Retreat & Spa in Chiang Rai, Thailand

My Wellness Experience at Museflower Retreat & Spa in Chiang Rai, Thailand

There's a lot to be said about taking time off to recharge and reconnect with nature. But how many of us actually do that? The end of 2019 had me running on fumes and I was craving a meaningful moment to reflect on all that the year was. After my first retreat experience in Bali, [...]

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

2019: Reflections, Lessons, and Where We’re Moving Next

Hey readers! Happy New Year! As I write this there are only a few hours left in 2019, and I can't help but reflect. I began 2019 -- a lot like we will start 2020 -- in a new country, with plenty of questions, and a healthy dose of hope for our next challenge. The [...]

Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

Hotel Review: 18th Century Chic at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

Through a wrought-iron gate and down a small tree-lined alley, you'll discover Hôtel des Grand Boulevards. What used to be a grand hôtel particulier in the 1700's is now a stylish 50-room boutique hotel that's equal parts regal, romantic and relaxing. It has all the dreamy design you would expect from designer Dorothée Meilichzon; she's [...]

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Saying Au Revoir to Paris (Again)

Everywhere I went today I marveled at the eccentric, the fashionable, the strange. Paris is surprising that way. What can I say about the City of Light that hasn't already been said? I could, like Hemingway, wax poetic about how the city is a moveable feast, how it’s a place that stays with me long [...]

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

Life Lately: 10 Countries in 10 Months and the Busiest Year Yet

As I head out the door to catch my train to Paris, I look my outfit once over in the mirror. Once outside, a cold breeze blows over me so I quickly dash inside to grab a pink scarf, the one that's been on the coatrack for months. And just like that, fall is here. [...]

Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle

Hotel Review: Mediterranean Soul at Locanda al Colle

The Place: A Guesthouse in the Tuscan Hills Nestled in the hills above the Tuscan coast, Locanda Al Colle welcomes guests without pretention but with all the picturesque charm you would expect from an Italian getaway. This 18th century renovated farmhouse has become a haven of art, nature, and romantic Tuscan sensibility. The contemporary and [...]

Meeting Gelato Master Sergio Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy

Meeting Gelato Master Sergio Dondoli in San Gimignano, Italy

With Sergio Dondoli himself at his shop in San Gimignano. He is the only gelato master to receive the Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere award in Italy. In Piazza Della Cisterna, a long line of patrons come from all corners of the globe to taste what has been dubbed the best gelato in the world. The [...]