• 48h in San Francisco – a treasure trove

    The golden evening sun is reflecting on my hair, unkempt by the wind that is streaming through the open window. Stu Larsen sings “San Francisco” on the radio and I am cheering of joy by the sight of the big red landmark that welcomes us to town… This was the very idea I was so stuck on neurotically  from the day it was certain that we will be visiting San Francisco. Even though our general route was northbound, we did manage to cross the Golden Gate bridge from up, right on track.. then things got a lil’ messy: “Oh the bridge, look … we need to pull over to park, yes, over there, no,…

  • Canada and the US 2015 – some (of many) tops

    On vacation or not, we’ve got the habit of discussing our day during dinner in naming the top and the flop of the day. I think, as a family, we are fond of lists and to go on with this tradition, I will assemble the tops and flops of our Canada-USA Roadtrip, cause everything has two sides! Starting with the tops – and with number 5 my husband had his debut, welcome!! <3 Top 5 1. We’ve spent the almost very last day of our trip at the Adirondack Wild Center and we’ve had a blast! ALL of us! The Adirondack Wild Center is a museum, a trail, a high-line walk kinda…

  • Throwback Thursday: Canada and USA 2015

    We’ve spent our summer vacation 2014 in Italy – the first real vacation as a family of 4 – and realized that we are quite a good match in being travel buddies. For 2015 we’ve decided to extend our radius and spent 3 weeks in Canada and the USA. After visiting family in Montréal, we travelled through Québec and Ottawa down to the Niagara Falls and then back to Montréal through upstate New York.  I don’t need to say that it was a great trip cause obviously it was, but I don’t want to deny that it was challenging at times. The kids were alright: excited and happy. The stress…