Porto Love

This post is long overdue because we went to Porto on November 1st. November 1st was a national holiday here in Portugal (All Saints' Day) so all schools were closed. It was the perfect time for a 7-hour road trip up to Porto, a city I have been wanting to re-visit since we moved here [...]

4 Days in Amsterdam

I have to admit that I had very little expectations of Amsterdam. I studied abroad in London when I was in college and Amsterdam was not even on my list of places to visit. Even long afterward, for some reason, I have always seemed to bypass a trip to Amsterdam. But now that I have [...]

Paris Part Deux

As you may recall, the last time we went to Paris, it was January and the temperatures were freezing! It was so cold that Ry and Jax could barely walk one block before their feet were numb (despite wearing two pairs of socks), and sadly, they were not able to trek out to the Eiffel [...]

Comporta Chic!

Comporta Chic!

Before we left California for our Portugal sojourn, my dear and well-traveled friend Paul told me to check out Comporta, a small fishing town he had wanted to visit. Madonna, Christian Louboutin, and Phillipe Starck all have low-key hideaways here so I knew it had to be someplace special. Anyway, Jax and I finally made [...]