I've traded snow and sub-zero for sand and sunshine. I'm calling the lovely little island of Kauai my home for two weeks -- house and cat-sitting -- and I'm not sure that I could be much happier. No phone, no trains, no winter boots. February just became my new favorite month.

Oh the weather outside is weather!

We've survived the great blizzard of 2011! The city practically came to a standstill and there were snowball fights and fort building. It was a proper snow day for nearly everyone I know in the city.

A Vida Portuguesa

I wanted one new blog post in 2017, with the promise to myself to document my travels in the new year, before I completely forget the a...