friday fünf {zürich life}

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After a month of visitors and a trip back to the states, I almost forgot that I once had a routine. But now I’m back to our apartment filled with just two, and routine is the current spice of my life. We plan to stay grounded for the whole month of November which will allow us to […]

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Butternut Squash Kale Salad

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Thank goodness my husband isn’t a very picky eater. He may not be any help with menu planning (all he ever requests are tacos and enchiladas) but he does eat whatever I put in front of him. Because he is easy, I give him a break on things I know he really doesn’t like. Quinoa. […]

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The Cute & Quaint Burlington, Vermont


Back when I lived in Buenos Aires, I worked with  a girl who went to college in Vermont. We became good friends and she would never stop raving about the great state of Vermont. I knew nothing about Vermont, so I just listened and didn’t think much about it. She ended up moving back there […]

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Pretzel Bracelets & Oktoberfest

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This time last year at Oktoberfest, it was a mere three of us plotting ways to get our friends to join us the following year. I have no idea how they did it, but the guys managed to coral their high school buddies and their ladies for a rowdy weekend in Munich. And then there were […]

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Paragliding in Gimmelwald


When traveling, we always have a dilemma of what cameras to bring. We have a small point-and-shoot camera, a DSLR camera, a video camera, and of course our phones. Lately, we’ve been leaving the video camera behind because we realized that watching videos of us just wandering around are a bit blah. But after this […]

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Applesauce Spice Cake {vegan}

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Going to college only forty-five minutes away from home had some serious perks. It was far enough away to avoid parent drop-bys, but close enough that I could see them whenever I wanted. I remember my first time visiting home since going off to college, and realizing how luxurious my home actually was. Home-cooked meals, a […]

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Split & Dubrovnik, Croatia


After my girls trip to Croatia last year, I knew I had to go back. I really enjoyed the small towns of Rovinj and Pula, so I knew the bigger cities must have something great to offer. Croatia seems to me a bit like the Mexico of Europe. The Croatian coastal towns have a relaxed vibe, everything […]

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