September Trip to Paris and Tour Loire Valley Castles!

Enjoy a safe and secure first class trip with us. We will Pick you up from the airport and wish you away in style all the way through.

Where’s David?? Not Where’s Waldo But Equally Hard to Find!

We found David!  I had been to Florence once before and could Not find David! Seriously, he is not just hanging out easy to find.  Down a winding small street and not marked very well is the museum that David now resides. He is no longer in his original outdoor spot but in a museum […]

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Rome, Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus, we’ve all seen the movie, Ben Hur and watched Charleton Heston race around the track.  When you yourself get to walk down that exact same soil, you can feel the thunder under your feet! And then as a Huge surprise, we got gifted with Real horses thundering down the track.  My body and […]

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England’s Pub Crawl, Oldest Pubs in Every Town! You KNOW You Want to TOO!

Our first trip to England one of my favorite things so far is the Old old Pubs, like Really Old.  Made it my goal to visit each towns oldest of old and have a pint. found some really great ones and had a great time researching all the old ones and their history. The oldest […]

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Champagne France, Does it Get Any Better? No!

Champagne Ardenne Valley is something to see and a must on your list.  Champagne Caves and how the whole process is done by the names you’ve always seen:  Moet, Tattinger, Veuve Cliquot and more. Super cool information on my favorite subject: Champagne! It is well worth the monies and the time to go thru the […]

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Marne Valley, France

We just arrived in Champagne France and the Marne Valley, for our first European house sit and the beginning of our life abroad.  Its so appropriate that we would start our journey in Darla’s favorite thing/place on earth–Champagne! Just down the road from where we are staying,  is a gorgeous Mansion/Manor with the most beautiful […]

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France Helpful Hints! Don’t Leave the Airport Without Some Euros

One of the biggest Hints to know in a foreign country, not just France, Never leave the airport without some local money.  Not too much because the exchange rate at the airport is way too high usually,  BUT you do Not want to get in a rental car and take off without any local cash. […]

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What NOT to Bring to Europe From America

YES this is our Real Luggage we brought over! and it was Way too much.  Originally we were going to ship 21 large boxes with full kitchen/household linens/accessories and personal clothing items.  I spent days and days and even weeks trying to figure out a shipping company that was legit and never found anyone and […]

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The #1 Question We are Asked as Ex Pats???

“WHY would you want to move HERE??”  “You’re from California? Oh I’ve always wanted to go there.  Wait, why would you want to move here!?”               Those are the two sentences we hear the very most living abroad!  Obviously, after they ask you where you are from, that is the immediate […]

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Sometimes Your Timing Doesn’t Work! Plan B

  Looking back at our original posts we had such hopes and dreams of being in Europe in 2013; well that plan got delayed. Don’t you love when you Think you Know what is going to happen and it goes totally different? Well in this case the house did Not sell like we thought right […]

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Stonehenge, Dancing With the Druids At Sunrise!

     Fact: you can only touch the stones at Stonehenge 4x per year! Normally there is a rope holding you a football field away as the site is now run by the Historical Society and there are rules in place. No more just showing up.  And you have to park far far away and […]

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London: Our First Time, and WOW Its Amazing

We finally made it across the pond and to London, our first trip and we packed it all in, in just a few days. There is so much to see and so much to do.  Everything you’ve seen in the movies and there you are!  The double decker buses, the black taxi cabs, Big Ben […]

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Europe Here We Come!

We are about to start the second half of our life with a BIG adventure of becoming Flex Pats living in Europe as American’s!  Europeans think nothing of “hey lets move to the U.S” and yet very few American’s think, (except for backpacking college kids), I want to move to Europe and learn/live a different […]

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From Whence We Came, San Diego California USA

This was where we began to dream of letting go of most of our worldly possessions (and good lord we had ALOT of stuff)  and taking up the mantle of “World Travelers”.    Our beautiful home in Carlsbad Ca/San Diego.   Two people with a burning desire to explore the world and evolve into our […]

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