What is hygge? A 5-letter secret to happiness

What is hygge? A 5-letter secret to happiness

A little more happiness is easy, if you add this Danish tradition to your routine. Source: What is hygge? I tried this 5-letter secret to happiness, and it works! Continue reading

The 25 most Beautiful Streets in the World

  The following shots from the four corners of the globe are sure to have you packing your bags. Source: The 25 most beautiful streets in the world Continue reading

Hygge, the New Nordic Lifestyle Craze 

Hygge, the New Nordic Lifestyle Craze 

Living in the Midwest my whole life, winters can seem never-ending. After the Christmas tree and decor are stored away, you're left with day after day of snowy, overcast skies, limited daylight and freezing temps - the infamous winter trifecta that can make even the happiest person feel blue. So Continue reading

In Photos: Queen Elizabeth Through the Years

A look back at iconic moments from her life. Source: In Photos: Queen Elizabeth Through the Years Continue reading

The Most Over-The-Top Starbucks Around The World

Can you guess where they are just by looking? Source: The Most Over-The-Top Starbucks Around The World Continue reading

17 Hot Beverages for Winter From Around the World

Baby it's cold outside!! Stay warm by enjoying one of these hot beverages from around the world. Chocolat chaud from France, anyone? Warming beverages are served in countries all over the world — from Australia to Indonesia — and have gathered a list of classic and unique regional drinks. Source: Continue reading

20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America

Visit these European-style holiday markets for unique gifts for friends and family. Source: 20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America Continue reading

The 7 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Europe

Can you guess the 7 most popular travel destinations? Hint...I've been fortunate enough to have visited 2 in the last 12 months! Europe has its fair share of famous attractions, but only one can be crowned "most popular." At the recent 22nd annual World Travel Awards (a.k.a. the "Oscars of the Continue reading

The 25 Best Museums In The World

I love that I've already visited 7 of the 25 best museums in the world! Only 18 more to go! Whether you're a purveyor of fine art or you prefer arts and crafts, these museums are sure to take your breath away. Source: The 25 Best Museums In The World Continue reading

Europeans Drink Their Way Slim

Europeans Drink Their Way Slim

When traveling to Europe, it is quite apparent who is actually a European local and who is a tourist, especially an American tourist. Beyond clothes plastered with store logos and their inability to speak anything other than English, American tourists may also stand out – literally - due to their Continue reading

European vs American School Lunches

European vs American School Lunches

(Photo source) Like many parents, what schools serve for lunch became important to me when my children started attending schools that provided daily meals. Growing up, I attended a private school where "hot lunch" was pizza served once a week. Today, most schools provide a multiple hot and Continue reading

The Secret to French Beauty

The Secret to French Beauty

In France, beautiful people are everywhere. But it's more than their fashionable clothes, naturally glossy hair, and shapely physiques that make them beautiful. While walking around the walled city of Avignon a few months ago, I took note of how the French walk with purpose, heads held high, tossing Continue reading