Travel Month: February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year! I hope you have a great bonus day today, and that you get a bit of time to do something you enjoy :)

Personal + Travel

Though February is the shortest month of the year, for me it has felt like the longest! We've been struggling a bit with sleep, had some family visitors, and I've been working up a storm. I had to takle some more challenging decisions when it comes to my career, but ultimately (for now) I think I've made the right choice. I also had two academic articles published this month, which always feel exciting - especially since I've been working on one of the articles for years (I know, YEARS to publish a ~15 page article).

We did a couple of minor explorations around Vilnius this month, but we didn't really go out to see anything new. Around Vilnius J, Baby ISO, and I participated in this awesome Gastro Walk hosted by Sustainable Vilnius.

We also spent about 5 days in sunny Madrid. The city really surprised me with its beauty. I'll be sharing a ton about it starting later this week.

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Blog + Freelance

Busy as ever. Because much of the work I edit is for botanists from China, I'm always busiest right before the Lunar New Year with a bit of a lull during the holiday (now!). I then pick up again until another break in the summer (when all the botanists are out botanizing!).

As far as writing goes, I have two new articles live on Trip101. Both articles are about Vilnius, so just incase you didn't get enough Lithuania on In Search Of this month, you can check them out there!

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Looking Forward To

Next month, we are heading to Luxembourg for a long weekend. I've been wanting to visit Luxembourg City since 8th grade when I had a student teacher for French Class from Luxembourg. I'm looking forward to exploring a new country and getting to see what Madame Casey was talking about in person!

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


  1. What a busy month! I visited Madrid for the first time in December and absolutely loved it - such a pretty city - looking forward to reading your posts on it!

    1. How was the weather in December? It was pretty cold in February, but at least it was sunny! It is such a gorgeous city - it took me by surprise! I'm glad that you loved it too :)