Two Days In New Orleans

As an Au Pair, with a pretty limited time of vacation days, weekend trips were often the easiest way to travel, without using those vacation days. I took weekend trips to DC, New York and, as mentioned in the post title, New Orleans.

March was a great time to travel there, as the weather was beautiful and so a much needed break from the cold in Chicago. But except the summer months, when it gets really hot New Orleans is worth a visit basically all year round. So here is, what our two days in The Big Easy looked like and of course, use it to plan your itinerary for a visit.



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Bruges

Last fall, during a spontaneous five day round trip through Belgium, France and Luxembourg I hopped off the train in the stunning medieval town of Bruges for the first two days. Right when you start wandering into the old city center, that was named a World Heritage Site, it isn´t hard to see, why everyone loves it. So here are the things you shouldn´t miss out on when in Bruges.


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Lisbon

For years I had wanted to go to Lisbon and when I was finally able to make it happen this spring I fell in love with this city, that has something special to it and knew right away, that I needed to share this! So finally, after my posts about Lisbon´s different districts and Pastéis de Nata, here you got a whole guide to the city of seven hills.


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Daytrips from Madrid #1 – San Lorenzo de El Escorial

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When you´re staying in a city for a longer time for vacation, work or whatever reason you might have, you get the opportunity to get to know not only the city itself, but also its surroundings and nearby towns. That´s why I decided to start this little series showing you the beautiful places you can easily visit when staying in Madrid.  

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, with its impressive monastery and tranquil southern European small town charm, is located about an hour north of Madrid in the Guadarrama mountains. The scenery is pretty and the history of this village very interesting. Even if it was just for the train right up from Madrid, to me it would be worth it, as you drive through the green countryside towards the (if you go in winter or best in spring) snowcapped mountains. Continue reading “Daytrips from Madrid #1 – San Lorenzo de El Escorial”

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