Family, Featured, Pets

12 Things We’ve Learned About Owning A Newfie

Adjusting to Life in The Land Down Under

Adjusting to Life in The Land Down Under

As the sixth-largest country on the planet, but with a population of only just above 20 million, it’s not surprising that Australia is filling up with new immigrants and expats who move there for college or for retirement. But if Australia is anything, it is very...

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12 Things We’ve Learned About Owning A Newfie

12 Things We’ve Learned About Owning A Newfie

I can't believe it. Our Newfoundland girl Ayla is turning 12 years old tomorrow. If you are not familiar with Newfoundlands, they are BIG and they are fluffy and they generally have a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years. This means Ayla is meanwhile a very old lady. But...

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How to Keep Pests Away This Summer

How to Keep Pests Away This Summer

Have you ever wondered why there’s an ever-growing number of pests in your house as soon as it’s summer? There are pest control service providers that will do all the work for you and you can even check out few of the pest control reviews online, but Instead of...

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Naples Chalk Art on 5th Avenue 2018

Saturday, January 27th was the Naples Chalk Art on 5th Avenue Sout street festival. This annual event organized by the Naples Rotary Club is free to the public and you can stroll amongst the professional and student artists who lay, crouch, stand on and tower over the...

Inside AZN Naples Azian Cuizine

Located in Naples' Mercato, AZN Azian Cuizine offers traditional Asian dishes with a modern twist, bringing great flavor and a beautiful atmosphere to your dining experience. On their website, they describe it as "upscale PanAsian cuisine" which really says it all,...

Inside 5th Avenue Coffee & 6th Street Cafe

Fifth Avenue South is one of Naples most visited areas when people want to do some shopping or explore fine dining options. But not every place on Fifth Avenue includes extreme price tags. Today we'd like to introduce you to 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street...

A Chat with Chef Vincenzo @ Osteria Tulia

In the middle of Fifth Avenue South, you will find Osteria Tulia, offering authentic rustic Italian cuisine and atmosphere. As you approach the restaurant, you feel like you’re taking a trip to the back roads of Italy.

As you walk inside, you will immediately feel that comfortable, warm, inviting atmosphere which can only come with lots of vision and attention to detail. Much of the interior is made from reclaimed Dade County pine and bricks from a Chicago firehouse built in the 1940’s.

10 Lessons Learned While Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Living in Naples, FL, we get to enjoy the most beautiful, tropical weather almost every day of the year. But just like everything else in life, there is a Yin and a Yang. In the case of Florida, that means every once in a while we get to "enjoy" tropical storms or...

The House That Made Me Want to Move to Key West

This summer, we vacationed a bit differently than usual. We've done several camping, Orlando and cruise vacations in the last few years, which have all been a lot of fun. But we hadn't tried any rental houses yet, which we enjoyed doing several times while still...

Hurricane Irma – 10 Lessons Learned from Evacuating from a Hurricane

This is a continuation of Part 1 - 10 Lessons Learned While Preparing for Hurricane Irma As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, we were prepping like we were going to stay in Naples - but with the Hurricane models shifting further to the West every hour and putting...

Cruising the Caribbean

10 Reasons to Book a Cruise on NCL Epic

Christmas 2016 was the first year our little family decided to spend the holiday on a cruise ship. Did we like it? Well, the day we stepped off the boat, we booked yet another Christmas cruise for the following year so I guess you can say we had an awesome time. For...

An Amazing Week Aboard the Norwegian Epic – Part 2

This is a continuation of our week-long trip aboard the Norwegian Epic during Christmas Break 2017. If you haven't read part 1 yet, you can find it here. Or check out our 10 Reasons to Cruise on the Epic post if you're thinking about a trip on this ship. Day 5 -...

12 Essential Things to Pack on a Cruise

In May 2015, we took our first family cruise together. It was Mother's Day weekend, and we went with two other couples and our kids (each of us has one.) It was just a short weekend getaway cruise, with 3 nights of fun and partying. The first day of the cruise, we...

48 Hours On the Norwegian Sky

Every once in a while, parents need to have some adult time. Sometimes we get really lucky and are able to sneak away for a whole grown-up weekend getaway! Earlier this year, we got to do just that, leaving Mack at home with her grandparents (thanks, Oma and Opa!) for...

An Amazing Week Aboard the Norwegian Epic – Part 1

Cruising over Christmas - have you ever tried it? It's a really fun way for our little family to get together and celebrate without a lot of hassle. The pampering we received on-board, the high-quality meals and the great service far outweigh the hustle and bustle of...

More Travel Tidbits

Is spring here yet?

Today the weather here is absolutely wonderful. It could be a bit warmer I guess but the sun is shining, there aren't too many clouds in the sky and it makes you really feel that spring is just around the corner. I know it's much too soon to begin thinking that the...

Inside 5th Avenue Coffee & 6th Street Cafe

Fifth Avenue South is one of Naples most visited areas when people want to do some shopping or explore fine dining options. But not every place on Fifth Avenue includes extreme price tags. Today we'd like to introduce you to 5th Avenue Coffee Company & 6th Street...

Our local supermarket

Well, after living here for almost a month, I finally made the first trip to the local supermarket. Up until now we've been living off of food we already had before we moved and from Metro, the wholesaler like Costco & Sam's Club which we have here in Germany. But we...

Darn that LL Bean

Well, we received the new Spring 2007 LL Bean catalog and I have to say that once again I am fearful that we'll need to buy one of everything from it. Well ok, maybe not one of EVERYTHING... but there are lots of very nice things that would make our camping outings...

Bella Italia!!

We're on our way to Italy and the navi says we've only got 140 km to go. We started out at about 11 am this morning and intended to meet up with Steffen and Steffi at 1 pm at a rest stop outside of Salzburg, Austria. But what should have taken us 2 hours to drive took...

Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market

If you are a farmers' market fan in Naples, Florida, you know that the summers are not only very hot, but they also make it difficult to find all of your favorite fresh produce and other goodies. Many of the seasonal markets are only around from October until May. See...

Being brave at the butcher shop

About a month ago, I got a great question from a reader who has been living here in Germany for about 1.5 years but had not yet been brave enough to take a trip to the local butcher. Trust me, I'm not passing judgment...because it's a hairy situation and I wouldn't...

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