Belgium: Land of Beer and Chocolate

Belgium: Land of Beer and Chocolate

Follow   Before arriving in Belgium, I set my expectations pretty low, as not to be disappointed. My first time in this small country was during a stop on my way to Amsterdam a couple years ago. At the time, I was aware it was known for its chocolate and beer but...
Life Lessons from Alabama

Life Lessons from Alabama

Follow Back in March, the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida celebrated its opening day with a night-time Alabama concert. Normally, we would have made a day of it. We would have arrived before the concert to indulge in strawberry shortcake, carnival rides,...
Stay Golden, Prague!

Stay Golden, Prague!

Ahoj! No, I didn’t secretly runaway to become a pirate; I’m in Prague. That is actually how you say hello in Czech. Seemed funny to me at first too, but I got the hang of it, and sounded like a local in no time. As for the rest of the language – uh – that’s a different story.

Howdy from Texas

Howdy from Texas

On a recent trip to visit my sister in Dallas, Texas, the decision was made to expose my two young nieces to the “Cowtown” culture of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Being that we are who we are, no expense was spared, and no cheesy tourist activity was overlooked; as they say, when in Rome!