Archive for 'Europe'
Posted on 26. Feb, 2013 by Steph.
Did you know that Angry Birds comes from Finland? I definitely didn’t until I arrived and saw Angry Birds stuffed animals, t-shirts, chewing gum and even soda for sale almost everywhere. Finns are not only proud of their contribution to addictive iphone games, they are major customers. Rovio, the company that developed Angry Birds, comes [...]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2013 by Steph.
There’s something so special about reindeer. Maybe it’s their hard work with Santa, or their crazy horns or the fact that south of the arctic circle they’re an interesting rarity. They are less adorable to the folks up in Inari who have to dodge them with their cars each morning. As one local told me, [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by Steph.
Well, I’m back from the cold white Arctic Circle! It was an amazing, weird and very exhausting week, and I’ve got some great stories to tell. Aside from a bit of Wikipedia-ing, I knew basically nothing about Lapland when I arrived in Finland. I knew even less about far northern Lapland and the Inari region [...]
Posted on 29. Jan, 2013 by Steph.
Brr. In a perfect world, maybe I’d be headed south in February and March, somewhere tropical (Fiji was nice) or at least not below zero. Fate has had other plans for me though, and they are pretty exciting too. Here’s what Mike and I will be up to over the next month and a half: [...]
Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by Steph.
I’ve been sitting here patiently in DC, saving money, working on my cooking skills, celebrating Christmas. It’s been fun but I can’t lie, I am restless. The open road is calling to me… I even miss wearing a backpack, if you can believe it. Thankfully I won’t be sitting still for much longer! I leave [...]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2012 by Guest Poster.
We’re capping off Guest Post Week with some serious, serious food porn from my friend Meg of Landing Standing. WARNING: do not read this if you’re hungry! Stylish, fitted, incredibly stretchy, and comfortable. These are just a few of the reasons why I love the pajama/jean hybrid pants called Jeggings. Tony used to mock me [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by Steph.
Okay, I think I’m FINALLY done with writing about my trip so Spain, France and Italy in September and October. It took me longer to write it up then it took to actually travel the damn thing, but that’s just because Europe is so rich in interesting places, stories and foods. Instead of just hearing [...]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2012 by Steph.
It’s true: I don’t love Florence. I like it fine. It’s pretty and interesting, but it just doesn’t speak to me the way Rome or even Genoa do. I get lost really easily in Florence for some reason- no matter where I think I’m going I end up down some frustrating side street in the [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by Guest Poster.
Winter travel has never been my thing but that may be changing… I’m about to do something I thought I’d never do — tell you why you should spend your vacation in a snowy winter destination. As a lifelong winterphobe, I’ve chased sun around the world, cackling on the beach in Cambodia as my Massachusetts [...]