Travels

Jamaica
A beautiful sunny week down south for a wedding. First trip with a one-year old in tow!
A Break in the Jamaican Sun

Arizona
Giant cactus, friendly people and deep vivid sunsets over the desert landscape. What’s not to love about Arizona? We headed here for about 3 weeks before my maternity leave was over. First big trip with a baby!
Flying to Florence, Arizona
A Cold day in the desert
Casa Grande and Christmas
Driving the Apache Trail
Seeing Arizona in the desert museum
Trip to Phoenix with glass, and animals
Mission to Tucson
Santa in the Desert, Flea Market, then Sedona
Sunshine on the Rocks
Trip to the Grand Canyon

Aruba and Curacao
I spent a week on these two pretty islands, havens for relaxation, pampering with food, beautiful beaches and stunningly colourful scenery. Planning a Caribbean getaway? Check out these posts!

Arrival in Aruba!
Idyllic Eagle Beach
Sights and Sounds of Aruba
Out and About in Willemstad
Curacao Part 2: Life’s a Beach

Italy and France
After two and a half weeks in Europe, I’m in love with the architecture, the history, the artwork, sculptures, and of course the food! We walked over green water canals in Venice, checked out the Duomo in Florence, and toured around to Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa, then took the train through Naples to Sorrento. Amid lemon groves and swirling blue seas, we made our way to Positano, then back to Rome. Our final stop was in Paris, where we visited the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Montmartre, and the iconic Eiffel Tower.

Paris: The Good, the Bad, and the Food
Visit to the Vatican
Finally Rome.
Endless beauty in Positano
Pizza pie and Pomeii
Food and culture in Florence
Pretty Towns of Tuscany
First Day in Florence
Canals and cappuccino in the rain
Venice Day 2: The walking labyrinth
Arrival in Venice

Australia
We spent 3 wonderful weeks Down Under in May 2011 and saw the Great Ocean Road, met kangaroos, and went wine-tasting in Melbourne, went scuba diving in the Whitsunday Islands, hung out on the beach in Noosa, lived the happy hippie life in Byron Bay, and acquired a taste of city life in Sydney.
Australian Adventure – we arrived!

Wine tasting, and kangaroos in the wild!
St Kilda’s and the Vic Market
Fishies and Penguins at the Melbourne Aquarium
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Barrier Reef Dive
Daydream Resort and Whitehaven Beach
Sun and nature in Noosa
Trip to Byron Bay
Byron Bay – I could stay.
Sydney sights, Part 1
Sydney Day 2 – sightseeing and kangaroo!
Last day in beautiful Sydney
Back Home and Happy

Quebec
The belle province is not so far from home, but I love visiting there. Beautiful scenery, fun people, and great food.
Adventures in Wakefield
Paul McCartney in Montreal was the best.
Montebello – yes please!

New York City
The only thing better than autumn in New York, is going there on your honeymoon as well! We had a fantastic time sight seeing and eating great food in the Big Apple in October 2011.
Day Three (and Four) in NYC
Day Two – Challenges in the Big Apple
Day One – New York City!

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