Musings on the happy marriage of minimalism & zero(ish) waste: Challenge check-ins

How am I doing with my Shopping ban & minimalism (2-month check-in) + my zero(ish)* waste (1-week check-in) challenges? While I had started both of these projects separately, it has become clear that these two philosophies dove-tail so perfectly, that I thought I would reflect on how re-doubling my minimalist efforts through my shopping ban then embarking … More Musings on the happy marriage of minimalism & zero(ish) waste: Challenge check-ins

3 countries in 1 day? Why naaaht!: France, Monaco, Italy

France We woke up to yet another beautiful morning in France (I am pretty sure that they only have beautiful days in the south of France). After a quick swim and a coffee, we wandered through the winding streets of the old city toward the port. We caught the local bus (bus 100) and headed to … More 3 countries in 1 day? Why naaaht!: France, Monaco, Italy

Oh how Nice!

A few years ago, if you had told me that I would be vacationing in the south of France with a crew of Dykxhoorns, I would have been convinced you were slightly delusional.The marvelous thing about Nice is that you are expected, nay REQUIRED, to relax and transition to a slower, sweeter life. The best … More Oh how Nice!

Normandy landings of D-day: Juno beach, Omaha beach, Utah beach

  During our time in Normandy, we stopped by several of the places where D-Day operations had taken place in June 6, 1944. The Normandy landings were the beginning of the operation to liberate Europe from Nazi control. On this day, 24,000 Canadian, American, and British groups landed on the coach of france, spanning 80 … More Normandy landings of D-day: Juno beach, Omaha beach, Utah beach