#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

So many of you mentioned that Colmar was a must for a tour of Christmas Markets around Europe, that we decided we had to go out of our way to visit. And so, after a…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On the 10th Country of Christmas, David and I arrived in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany – a town I had first heard of through my friend Tiffany, whom we visited in Oxford, and it…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland

In the 7th Country of Christmas my true love gave to me: 7 trumpeters trumpeting. Our visit to Poland was probably the least “Christmasy” of all the countries we visited as a part of our…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit:…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia

On the fifth country of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 gingerbread cookies Estonia is a case study in modern governmental success. They are leading the way in many areas of innovation combining…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four reindeer. From Stockholm, we sailed overnight to Helsinki. We’ve enjoyed incorporating ferry travel into our world trip, as it feels inherently celebratory,…

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#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden

#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden

David and I reached Stockholm, the third of twelve countries we are visiting this Christmas season, and checked into our home away from home for the next two days: Hotel J, tucked away on Nacka…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway

On the second trip of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a flight to snowy Norway, where we cross-country skied right off the subway! David and I were excited to return to Scandinavia (we…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – London, England

#12CountriesOfChristmas – London, England

David and I started our #12CountriesofChristmas tour in London, England, and it’s hard to imagine a more perfect destination to kick things off. If you didn’t see our announcement last week, for the month of…

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The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Happy first of November! I’m sharing my favorite pumpkin pie recipe again this year because it is SO GOOD, SO EASY, and this time around it has Martha Stewart’s stamp of approval. 🙂 You’ll probably…

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