Munchen: Cheers to Glühwein!


I had been looking forward to this trip since I started my travels throughout Europe. My mind was focused on feasting until I felt miserable, drinking hot mulled wine, and being tantalized by shiny lights and market stalls. In fact, my budget didn’t really seem to matter when it came to this trip. I was reminded of this {Read More…}

Venice: Like a Farytale


There are those times in life when you are personally challenged  Have you ever had a time like that? Maybe you promised yourself that you would run a 5k when you turned 60, you challenged yourself to get a specific job promotion, or you tried to cook your first Thanksgiving turkey (AND invited your mother-in-law). At some point {Read More…}

Life is Magnifico! Cooking Class and Florence by Night


I’ve been here for 3 1/2 months and I’ve come to the realization that I am 100% content. I’m content with where I am at, I’m content that I don’t live in the United States right now. I’m content with the new culture. I’m content with my life. And I believe that being content is {Read More…}

Roman Madness Day 3: Unicorns and X Rated Tickets


Did you think that Rome had enough of the Brubaker girls? Well, we didn’t. Welcome to Rome day 3. And yes, our child-like behavior just got worse. Which means that it just was much more fun. Our day started on the subway (This was after I was judged for wearing pajamas to breakfast). Eros mentioned that if {Read More…}

Did We Just Do That? Roaming In Rome Day 2


  Today was one of those days. One of those days that you have an incredible time because you didn’t plan a thing. One of those days that you are with the ones you love and can subsequently act like your ridiculous self because you know they will still love you. Our day started by a visit {Read More…}