7 Days – 1 Carry On: How to Pack many options into a Small Suitcase.

As with most trips, we only bring what we can carry-on to the airplane (plans can change in an instant if you are traveling standby and the luggage will often go on without you).  Packing everything in a carry-on is an extra challenge when traveling in Europe because most European airlines require carry-on luggage to be smaller than the American … Continue reading

“I love Paris in the Winter, When it Drizzles”

Paris is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, but our favorite time to visit has also become our favorite Holiday tradition, Christmas.  Below are some tips from what we have learned from our multipe visits. Please feel free to send us your tips, hints and ideas. We typically go the first week of December (hotels … Continue reading

Andy and Sandy Summer RV Trip – 2012

This summer Andy and Sandy (John’s parents) took off in their RV for a 5 week tour through Utah, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico and a little of Canada.  They met up with many friends, and made a few along the way.  Here is their journey told with incredible pictures: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

Kauai, Hawaii

This video includes everything but the actual wedding.  That will be in a separate post. We arrived on Thursday and spent the day lounging at our hotel in Lihue, we stayed at the Marriott Suites, which is only a mile or so from the airport.  While the rooms were small (though we are sure they have … Continue reading


If you don’t want to take the time to read the entire journey than check out the 3 videos throughout the post.  Enjoy! Arrival The Lisbon airport is not far from town and while they do have public transportation by subway and bus, we highly recommend renting a car (there is too much to explore that is … Continue reading

Dinner Club – Literary Excellence

appetizer – Saving Fish From Drowning, based on the book by Amy Tan.  Mixture of Salmon spreads, crackers and sauces. Salad – Sense and Salad-ability with Pride and Bread-judice Vegetable – Children of the Corn Succotash Main Course – Crepes of Wrath – California Wild Rice Crepes mixed with Chili-lime Shrimp, and Edgar Allen Potatoes – Mashed … Continue reading

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