Tbilisoba 2018

I love a good festival. I grew up in Milwaukee where Summerfest reigns supreme as one of the highlights of my summer. And don’t even get me started on the glory that is the Wisconsin State Fair. Festivals combine some of my favorite things: food, craft fairs, live music, and simply being outside. This past […]

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Signagi

Located 2.5 hours east of Tbilisi, in the winemaking region of Kakheti, lies the tiny town of Signagi (also spelled Sighnaghi). Though small, this town is a powerhouse for Georgian tourism, and a must-see for anyone visiting Tbilisi. The town of Signagi has a rich history for being so small. It was first recorded as a […]

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Throwback Thursday: Prague

Let me begin this entry by saying this: we did not spend enough time in Prague. As much as Sean and I had meticulously planned the first week and a half of our Europe trip in 2012, we left the second part of the trip wide open. We knew we wanted to get to Prague, […]

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Grape Adventures

There’s a word in Georgian – that, of course, I can’t remember because I’m horrible at languages – that roughly translates to “when the eye of the sun enters the grape it’s time to harvest.” This year, that time is now, and we’ve been lucky enough to participate in this ancient tradition of Rtveli, or harvest, […]

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Restaurant Roundup: September 2018

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone: our favorite thing to do is eat. We both enjoy cooking, I preserve from time to time (I’ve currently got two different batches of tomato sauce going as I write this), and anytime we plan a trip the first thing we do is research where we are going […]

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Throwback Thursday: London

I’ve actually been to London twice now. Once when I was 17 as part of a school trip, and once at 22 immediately after I graduated college to visit my then boyfriend, Sean, who was finishing up his master’s degree at King’s College. When I was in London at 17, it marked the first time […]

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Throwback Thursday: Monaco and Nice

It was late May of 2012, and I was about to do something I swore I would never do: willingly attend a car race. Let me explain. I, obviously, grew up in America, and to me the only car races I was familiar with were NASCAR, which were essentially a bunch of bros making a […]

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Throwback Thursday: Costa Rica

The second semester of my senior year of college was an interesting one. I had already completed my communications degree, and only needed two more classes to finish up genetics. In order to stay a full time student at 12 credits, I had to fill my schedule with a few fun classes. Oh and statistics […]

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Vacation Deficit Disorder

It has been 464 days since our last vacation. For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that’s January 1, 2017, when we returned to Dushanbe after three weeks in New Zealand. That’s a long time for someone who loves to travel. I can feel the wanderlust creeping into the core of my being. […]

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Throwback Thursday: Paris

From 2011-2012 Sean attended grad school at King’s College London while I completed my undergrad at UW-Madison. We’d been apart for an extended period of time previously, so the distance wasn’t new to us, nor were we devastated to be away from each other for so long. That being said, the same day I walked […]

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