I’d Never Get Lyon-ly

We settled in for a week in a second floor apartment overlooking one of Lyon’s quiet pedestrian-only streets. After bulleting through Palermo, Rome and Barcelona for just a few days at a time, it was a welcome relief to slow down, disregard the clock and walk at the pace of the locals. We rise and … Continue reading I’d Never Get Lyon-ly

Only the Highlights

We completely diverted from our slow travel mantra last week as we squeezed in a few big cities and historical highlights in Europe. From Sicily, we were headed to the mainland and, upon Luke’s request, we made a stop in Barcelona. He was learning about La Sagrada Familia in Spanish class when we left home, … Continue reading Only the Highlights

Cruising Down the Coast

Croatia continues to meet and exceed every one of our expectations. We arrived in Split, a city on the central coast, and spent a few days exploring Diocletian’s palace remains that make up the winding lanes of the Old Town. We rented a car to fully explore Croatia, especially the coast. With more than one … Continue reading Cruising Down the Coast

Coffee, Cars and Cool

Zagreb was our first stop in Croatia, a country of only 4 million people, but 3,000 miles of coastline. We started in the landlocked capital city (which isn’t on most people’s list of stops, but should be) and immediately felt the vibe of its cool, coffee culture. They are LAID. BACK. It’s a University town … Continue reading Coffee, Cars and Cool

First World Problems

Without intending to, it seems we had given up the first world for Lent. We were anxiously anticipating clean, modern and beautiful European cities when we arrived in Istanbul last week. And it delivered. We love the walkable cobblestone streets and sidewalk cafes, the beautiful parks and historic sites, the kind and friendly people. Istanbul is … Continue reading First World Problems

Five Fun Ways to Immerse your Children in a Foreign Country

So honored to be published on Huffington Post! Suzanne Rutledge Writer, Mom and Adventurer Traveling out of the country with children can be fraught with concern, not just over logistics and jet lag, but wondering whether they’ll enjoy and remember the international experience. As a parent, I dream big with my expectations for our son. I … Continue reading Five Fun Ways to Immerse your Children in a Foreign Country