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  • Christmas in Wisconsin

    Growing up, having a white Christmas was the norm.  In fact, I can’t remember one childhood Christmas that we didn’t have a fresh blanket of powdery snow covering our yard when I woke up on Christmas morning.  And that was often the first thing I checked.  I would wake up with the excitement of Christmas […]

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  • A Wisconsin Institution

    Wisconsin – home to the Packers, cold snowy winters, frozen custard, cheese curds, cheese heads (including myself), and of course, butter burgers.  Nothing beats coming home, especially for the Holidays.  We can always count on a white Christmas, which also provides us with the childish joy of playing in the snow, long nights in with […]

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  • ¡Adios Madrid!

    8:30 a.m.  Today is our last day in Madrid, and we again chose to have a more lazy start to our day.  Even though we have taken a more relaxed pace to this trip (compared to what we normally do), we both have felt a bit ready for a day of doing nothing (or at […]

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  • Madrid

    5:45 a.m.  A much earlier alarm than we would have liked, but since we planned to catch a train to Madrid today, we wanted to try and make the most of our time. 6:15 a.m.  We checked out of our much adored hotel (read more about our experience here), and we were picked up by […]

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  • Sleeping in Sevilla

    Our welcome to Sevilla couldn’t have been any better.  We immediately fell in love with the colorful buildings and beautiful architecture of the city, and our arrival at our hotel, Las Casas De El Arenal,  just pushed it all over the top.  Aside from being adorably buttercup yellow and decorated with a mix of antiques […]

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  • Exploring Sevilla

    8:30 a.m.   We were late risers this morning after our flamenco show and very late (although normal in Spain) dinner last night, that brought us home at around 12:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. We headed down to breakfast at our hotel, Las Casas De El Arenal, and holy breakfast spread!  They had just about anything […]

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  • Barcelona Day 3

    8:00 a.m. A lazy morning for us today, as we both enjoyed a much later than typical wake up call. 9:00 a.m. We skipped breakfast at Ca La Maria, and instead decided to head out right away to our first stop, in hopes that we would find something to snack on along the way. 9:20 […]

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  • Hola Barcelona

    11:30 a.m.  We arrived in Barcelona and surprisingly walked straight through customs without waiting in line. 11:35 a.m.  Cue the great wait for our luggage.  So much for feeling like we were going to zip out of the airport. 12:00 p.m.  We were still waiting for our luggage. 12:25 p.m.  We were still (not so […]

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  • Spain Bound

    Okay guys, so I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this news with you…we are going to Spain!  And actually…we are leaving today!  (In fact, we are probably on our way right now.) So, a couple things about this trip.  First, I did not plan everything out.  I repeat, I did not plan everything […]

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  • My Philly Style

    After a great night’s sleep, I woke up early ready to conquer my old stomping grounds.  First plan: run the Schuylkill.  The Schuylkill River Trail was where I ran most months of the year when we lived in Philadelphia, and when I get to go back and literally relive my steps, it makes me so […]