Seeking Santa in Strasbourg

One of the things we knew we wanted to experience while living in Europe were some of the amazing Christmas markets that happen every year. With Fern’s brother scheduled to come to Paris for Christmas this year, we decided we’d do the trip with him, and chose Strasbourg as our destination. Due to a massive […]

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Tokyo for spring break after a few weeks commuting to DCA for my interim gig sounded like a good plan. right! Well, a 14 hour plane ride. a 1 hour train. A short taxi ride that was a bit funny as the driver got totally lost and drove us into a dead end street and […]

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un week-end à paris

We started our 789 journey with strong tailwinds, so we got into Paris about an hour early. We decided to stay at the Renaissance Paris Le Parc at Trocadero which was perfectly situated for all things Paris.   A short walk from our hotel we discovered a great boulangerie and got plenty of croissants and […]

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A Weekend in Madrid

This summer we spent some time in Spain and the kids fell in love with the history and heritage of my dad’s family.  Speaking Spanish at home has become a priority as the kids grow older.  As we contemplated what to do over the MLK holiday the kids quickly decided that they wanted to explore […]

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A little Dublin fun…

We weren’t sure what to expect in Dublin but have found a city with really warm and caring folks (and they like to drink here!).  We elected to stay in the center of Dublin at the Westin (needed to requalfiy for Platinum 50), which has made for an easy and quick way to see most of […]

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