Thoughts on Repatriation

The last few months have been a blur- I’ve visited new countries, attended the World Cup and started making preparations for the move back to the USA.  We’ve known for a year that we’d be moving home this autumn, but as the days get shorter and the summer finally seems over (it’s almost cold enough…

A Weekend in Madrid

After a whirlwind trip to Toledo, Lucas and I headed onward to Madrid. It was chillier than I expected in January, and a bit windy, but we checked into our very central airbnb apartment and headed out on a tapas and culture tour with Native Spanish Tapas. We spent a few hours ducking into and…

Underneath the Train Tracks: A Craft Beer Tour of Manchester

Note: Do not attempt this the night before a 7 am flight like we did. Ever since I’d heard of Cloudwater Brewing, I loved their beer. They make amazing NE style IPA’s and their beer clearly doesn’t disappoint others either- they were ranked the second best brewery in the world this year! What I didn’t…

New England Food You Need to Try

Aside from seeing friends and family, the best part of visiting America is the food. When we visited for the holidays in December/January, it was be a frenzy to visit all our favourite restaurants during the two weeks. Because I’m slightly homesick and had been a full year since we’d been back, here’s an ode…

2017 in Review

Looking back, 2017 was a big year and a good one. We kicked it off by getting married, travelled to a lot of new places and hiked a few Wainwrights. We managed to make the most of our last full year as residents of the UK, and even managed relax a little. January The obvious…