The Birthday Tour – Florence

Full disclosure, we didn’t do justice to Florence. We did not do much advance research into all of the things to see and do, and we did not give ourselves enough time to fully embrace it. And now we will have to return. Florence is known for its art and museums and we skipped the

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The Birthday Tour – Rome

And we are off again! Rome was a whirlwind, not my first visit but also hopefully not my last. We probably logged close to 80 000 steps on our Fitbits and even with good walking shoes, my feet are protesting. What did we see? Everything, the Vatican, the Coliseum, fountains, piazzas and all points in

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The Birthday Tour – Naples

The next step of our trip was Naples, a town we don’t know a whole lot about except that it’s close to Pompeii and Vesuvius and has a reputation that there is lots of crime. That being said, it hasn’t felt any less safe than any other city I’ve travelled to so maybe what was

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The Birthday Tour, London

My husband and I have headed off on an exciting vacation to celebrate his 50th birthday. We’ve not travelled together as much as we would have liked over the years, so are making up a bit for lost time. The first leg of our journey is over, we left rainy London very early this morning

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Welcome To The World Of Bullet Journals

Try it, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. Your life will be so much more organized and productive, they said. I don’t believe it for a minute. So very innocently I was reading a group thread for people who work at what I work at.  We are a consortium of rule following, organization loving,

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Rhubarb, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

I promised a vegetarian recipe and here it is. Unexpected and born out of necessity I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. This has been an unpredictable and crazy summer following the exact same kind of year. Don’t let the travel blogs fool you, there is lots going on and it has been

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Road Trippin’ Around The Rockies

Time for another adventure, this time my husband and I headed to Western Canada to explore some new spaces and celebrate our 25th anniversary. Of note, our actual honeymoon was spent camping about an hour from home because we were unemployed and broke which isn’t the best way to start a marriage, so a little

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London Calling -Day 8 – One Last Sweep

That’s it, vacation is done. Everyone is tired, happy, and a little bit homesick. I miss my dog, my husband, and my son. Not necessary in that order. My brain has also already switched back towards the things I have to do when I get home. Work on Monday, I predict 173 unread emails, all

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