This summer, we had the pleasure of spending two weeks in Croatia with some good friends. This was my fourth European country in less than a year, while it doesn't top my list of favorite stops, it was a gorgeous two weeks. If you love crystal clear seas, rolling wine countries, and beautiful, sunny skies, … Continue reading Croatia
On our European travels this summer, we were in Amsterdam twice. For a few days on the very first leg of our trip, and then later on for one more day on the tail end of our travels. As soon as we arrived I could tell that Amsterdam was hands down the easiest European city I have … Continue reading Amsterdam — Gluten Free Dining
Jet lag was real for me this trip. We took an overnight flight. I thought that'd be great, I'd sleep, then I'd adjust right away. Not so. When you feel you need to sleep, and you are stuck on a plane, you clearly do not sleep. I highly recommend taking a Dramamine like Kyle did, … Continue reading Amsterdam – Getting Around and Where to Stay.
We only had two days in Madrid. I was not ready to leave. My husband had planned our next stop as Lisbon. I had barely heard of Lisbon. Why should we leave Spain? But then we got out of the airport and into the car that was sent by host. Driving through the city, I fell in … Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal
In the summer of 2015, I had the job of planning our wedding, and my husband planned our three weeks in Spain and Portugal. I'm sure it's no shock, that I was rather absorbed in my own planning and was not very supportive of all my husband's work. Little did I know that he was … Continue reading Madrid and Segovia
Food: Make sure you know how to say gluten free, wheat, etc. in the language of the country you are visiting. I have found that wheat (and barley and rye when necessary) is the best descriptor. When I sat down at my first restaurant in Spain, I kept saying flour in what I thought was … Continue reading Food, Lodging, Packing, and Travel Insurance Tips
After 18 days roaming through Europe with four of our favorite friends, the return to the real world has been rough. My mind races with memories, pictures, and dreams of the next trip.