Oh my heart. Venice.

One we settled into our little airbnb apartment, we starting the trip off in the way that would soon be our customary state – being pleasantly but perpetually somewhat lost, but not really minding as there were so many astonishing things to see, no matter which direction we headed in. THE thing to do in … More Oh my heart. Venice.

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

Bits of Bavarian beauty

Here are a few last gems from my trip to Bavaria, which was saturated with moments of breathtaking beauty that were irresistible to my camera lens. From towering forests: Sweeping scenes: Sparkling mountain lakes: And the smallest little details that added sweetness (wild strawberries that I snacked on on my hike) and marvel (giant snails!), and pleasing aromas … More Bits of Bavarian beauty

Up and down Säuling

Me: “I would like to climb a mountain.” Hostel guy: “A real one?” Me: “Most definitely.” He directed me to check out this one: Säuling. A member of the German Allgäu alps, it summit is 2,074 meters, which belongs to the elite club of some of the highest mountains in the country. Billed as a … More Up and down Säuling

Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and the craggy, wonderful space between

This is the last sip of our Dykxhoorn Darling trip to Malta. Two of our most relaxing days on vacation were spent at this  we deliciously picturesque spot – the mecca of Maltese beaches – the soft, yellow sand of Golden Bay and quieter, red sands of Ghajn Tuffieha. Separating the two gorgeous spots is … More Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and the craggy, wonderful space between