Tag Archives: cheese

Napa Newbies

As with a number of our trips in 2014, we had a wedding to attend, and decided to head out a little early to experience something cool locally. For a wedding of Jen’s family friend in Napa, the choice was clear: wine tour! Along with her parents and 2 friends from LA, we booked a […]

Roamin’ Around Rome

Day 1 – Ancient Bubbles We had been very lucky to find ourselves in some incredible cities throughout our time in Europe, exploring them on our free nights and weekend at a frantic pace to enjoy some incredible experiences. From London to Paris to Salzburg, these mini adventures kept us on our toes between work […]

Wine-ing Down in Tuscany

We decided long before that our last day at Italy would be spent on a bus tour out to Tuscany, complete with wine and cheese tastings. It was kind of a no-brainer, and a beautiful way to end the trip. The tour was operated by City Wonders (formerly Dark Rome), and this was another great […]

Hofbräu Haus

There was no way I was leaving  Munich (read more) without enjoying some traditional German fare at The Original Hofbräu Haus. I got just what I expected, a good time with great atmosphere and ok food. And they got just what they expected. A drunk tourist buying too much at the gift shop on the way […]

A Little Italy in Munich

Near the beginning of our time in Germany (read amore) we had the urge to get some Italian food. There was to be plenty of beer, sausage, and pretzel in our future, so we wanted a change of pace in advance. We also wanted something to compare to when we got to Italy in hopes we […]

Raiding The Pantry

Hidden among a crowded narrow street of bars, restaurants, and cafes, Amsterdam is hiding a great little place known only as The Pantry. Unassuming from the street, small inside with only a handful of small wooden tables, it strikes you as one of those places that could either be a big mistake, or a great […]

Parks, Picnics, Paris

Day 1 – Better Late than Tower After a day working in our Guildford office in southern England, we caught the Eurostar in the later afternoon to make sure we got to Paris on Friday night in time to enjoy a full Saturday and Sunday break. Given the late sunset in Paris and the proximity […]

Grab a Dinner Jacket

Ever since my family’s first trip to Covent Garden, when my sister and I had narrower palettes, a baked potato was just about our favorite thing to eat in London. Simple but satisfying, as is the norm in much of the UK, Dinner Jackets at Covent Garden serves up steaming hot spuds from a little […]