Hotel vs. AirBnb

Exploring Marseille, France

View from our apartment in Marseille

When we were planning out first trip to Europe, I scoured the internet to find the perfect place for us to stay. I looked at hotels, hostels, apartments, hotel suites, long-stay places and any other room you can imagine. However, none of them seemed just right.

Our goal while in Marseille, France and then Barcelona, Spain was to live like the locals do. Continue reading

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Making dreams come true: a trip to Dublin, Ireland

Wicklow Mountains

For as long as I have known my husband, he has talked about getting to Ireland some day. I kept that in the back of my mind and when we were saving for a big vacation, I made sure to save just enough more so that we could go to Ireland sooner rather than later.
The “sooner” came earlier this year with a week in Dublin. Continue reading