Oh, Bruges! Confession. I fall in love with almost every new city I visit. Europe is home to so many unique towns! Bruges is no exception. It might be one of the most fairy tale-esque places I have ever visited.
My husband, Paul, and I visited Bruges on a (too) short day-trip from Brussels. Bruges is a short train ride (just over an hour) from Brussels and is the capital of West Flanders, Belgium. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts cobble-stoned streets, canals, and medieval buildings. Her famous city center square is home to the City Hall (from the 14th century) and the Belfry, from the 13th century, mind = blown!
Learning a new language can feel intimidating. Unless you majored in a foreign language in college, you probably don’t remember much of what you learned in high school language classes. Sadly, I didn’t retain anything from my French days. It was made very apparent when I visited Paris just three years after high school and couldn’t remember anything other than “bonjour” and “oui”. As an adult, you may think it’s too late to pick-up a new language, but with these helpful tips, it is not only a possibility but an enjoyable and enriching experience, too!
Two words – vineyards and mom! Does anyone else consider their mom one of their best friends?! I was so happy I was able to spend this Mother’s Day with my mom, for the first time in over 5 years! We had to make it special so we decided to visit a local winery.
I grew up in Arizona and have never been to a home-state winery. To be honest, I didn’t realize Arizona even had wineries! Arizona is home to three separate wine growing regions; Verde Valley, Willcox, and Sonoita, which is home to Charron Vineyards. We decided to take a mini-road trip down to Vail Arizona, about 30 minutes southeast of Tucson, to visit Charron Vineyards.