España y Portugal

For our 2017 summer vaca + to celebrate out 2 year wedding anniversary, Wil and I decided to tour Spain and Portugal for 2 weeks!  The trip involved lots of walking, and numerous train and flights to get to our different destinations. Monday Sept 11th:  BRU 🛫 MAD We flew from a dreary cold Brussels to sunny…

Weekend Get-away to Copenhagen

With school finally completed, and Wil have some ‘down time’ at work, we decided to take a quick weekend trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. 🇩🇰 At the time of our trip the conversion rate was 7 Dkn = 1 euro. Friday August 25th We had an early morning flight from Charleroi Airport, a 45 min drive from…

31 and Counting

Since we moved to Belgium, I have opted to celebrate my birthday by taking trips vs receiving a gift, and I may never ask for a wrapped present again!  This year, I planned for us to take a 7 day road trip to the south of France. For assistance in creating the schedule, I used this awesome website…

Work and Play in Switzerland

At the end of April Wil had a work trip in Switzerland, so we decided to make a trip of it and visit family in the area….oh, and I was supposed to finish a paper for school.  HA! Sunday April 23rd We flew into Zurich in the early AM.  From Zurich we took the 40min train…

Norway!!

As a gift to ourselves for completing our dissertation proposals myself and 4 other women from my University headed out to Norway for some r&r.  This trip would not have been possible, if Anette, my sometime Zumba partner 😉, had not invited us girls to her family’s cabin. Day 1:  We had a direct flight into Oslo…

Leeza’s Visit!

During my favorite time of the year, one of my favorite people came to visit!!! ❤️ My favorite kuh arrived in Brussels on Thursday November 3rd…up until she arrived had been trying to figure out what to do and where to go while she was here.  That night we firmed up our plans and decided…

Betty Our 1st Visitor

This past week we had our 1st visitor!!!  She’s going to get on me for saying this, but it was a surprise.  😜  We had talked about several dates for her to come, but we never completely confirmed when.  So it was a surprise on Monday when I received a text from her that she…

Day in Dinant

Dinant is a small picturesque Belgian city only 60 min away from Brussels, making it perfect for a day trip.   We left Brussels around noon and arrived back home close to 6pm. While in Dinant we were able to explore the city by foot and grab a bite to eat.  The key sites we were able to…

Suzie & Jan’s Wedding

One of the wonderful things about living in Belgium is that we are now closer to some of Wil’s family that lives in Europe.  One of these family members is his 1st cousin Suzie, or Nanou as he calls her.  She moved to Germany after high school to attend college, and then attended medical school…

Belgium Weekend Exploration

This weekend we decided to take a trip to tour a couple of Belgium’s well-known cities, Ghent & Bruges. Saturday May 14th We took the hour drive to Ghent mid-morning on Saturday.  We arrived to our hotel, Ghent Marriott, to check-in and were greeted by an exceptional front desk manager.  He provided us with a map which…

The Big 3-0

My 20s have officially ended, and the beginning of a decade in my 30s has just begun!