Travel Month - January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Personal + Travel

We were welcomed back to Vilnius (from our Christmas visit in CT) with frigid temperatures of -15C, so I spent much of this month hibernating, reading, and editing. This month I got ahead on my 2016 GoodReads reading goal of 26 books and read three great novels (see this post to see what I've been reading).

Blog + Freelance

Back in December I started editing for the really cool new travel startup, Trip101. Over the past two months I've edited over 100 articles for them and have been constantly wanderlusting due to the awesome destinations covered by their writers (FYI they are currently looking for more writers - apply on their website). I also published an article with Trip101 about a romantic road trip to take in Rhode Island (see post here). I've really been enjoying my work for Trip101 - do check them out!

With the awesome travel ideas in mind, J and I have been slowly booking our 2016 travel. We have an upcoming trip to Madrid for February and a trip to Luxembourg in March. We are still planning and plotting about where to go during April vacation and over the summer. The Netherlands and somewhere in the US are both on my list. If you have any tips, suggestions, or posts please share in the comments!

Next month on the blog I'm going to be focusing on life in Lithuania. I have a ton of informative and exciting posts planned so stay tuned to learn more!

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Look Forward To

In February we have our first trip of the year, so of course I'm excited about that! Here's hoping that Madrid is reasonably warm and sunny at this time of year. For Madrid I've booked us a meal via BookALokal, an awesome site that we previously tried (and loved) in Athens. It will be fun to eat a home cooked meal!

J's dad is coming to visit for the first 2 weeks of Februaty, so I'm looking forward to having a bit of help at home and to get to explore the city with him a bit more. I love having visitors!

As strange as it sounds, I'm also looking forward to Pancake Day. I'll be attending as many Pancake Day events as I can (and eating all the pancakes) and will be sharing them next month. Lithuania really goes all out for Shrove Tuesday (aka Uzgavenes) by burning giant straw effigies.

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How was your January? What are you looking forward to in February?


  1. I'm in the same kind of trip planning mode... I keep going back and forth where we'll go on our big summer trip. Just can't decide! Madrid next month sounds really wonderful.
    And I never grew up with pancake day but I think I'd really like to get in on it this time around. (what's not to love?)

    1. I can't wait to hear where you decide for your summer trip! I think we'll be doing things around the US with family over the summer :)

      I never grew up with pancake day either, but in Lithuania it is huge. Does CZ do anything for it?

  2. Moving from Munich to Vilnius in April, really excited to explore the city and the rest of Lithuania!
    Your blog will definitely be one of our guides :)
    Originally from the Netherlands, would be happy to share some tips...

    1. Hi Margo! Good luck with your move to Vilnius! If you need any help or have any questions let me know or send me an email ( Most of my posts for February will focus on life in Vilnius, so hopefully it helps!

      Yes! When we start to plan our trip to the Netherlands I will certainly ask :)

    2. Thank you! We are so busy wrapping things up in Munich and preparing for Vilnius, really looking forward to the new adventure :)
      In the meantime trying to keep up with your posts, so much usefull information!

    3. Good luck wrapping everything up! Moving abroad is such hard work, but I think you'll love it when you get here!