Shetlands — The North

This is Part 3 of our series on a vacation in the Shetland Islands in August 2013. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 too, if you missed them.

Compared to most of the rest of the planet, just getting to the Shetlands puts you squarely in The North. Sure, there are large portions of Scandinavia and Russia and Canada above 60°N, but this is as far north as we’ve ever been on land or sea. Continue reading Shetlands — The North

WEBMU 2013: Field Trip to Prague!

The planning of our annual Whiny Expat Bloggers Meet-Up has been kind of different this year. I tend to think that the nearly nonexistent Spring lulled people into feeling that it was miles away and we were slogging on about it way early. Plus, there was a lingering hangover of fabulousity from WEBMU 2012 Berlin. Now, Autumn is making itself felt and we’re under a month out. So to help with your short-term planning, a small reminder:

WEBMU 2013: Prague! Sept. 20-22

Ok, maybe not so small.

It’s time for WEBMU to take its show on the road! A little Bohemian adventure to cleanse the porky German palate! There will be a firm schedule up shortly in the forums and we’ll have a few hotel recommendations as well.

See you in September!

Getting to the Shetlands

This is Part 1 of our series on a vacation in the Shetland Islands in August 2013.

We’d been talking about a Dog & Pony Show with our pal Resident Evil on Earth for over a year, but our vacation schedules never seemed to align properly. It was kind of a chore just to figure out the airfare — we have never needed three flights just to arrive at a destination within the EU before now. Getting there was certainly worth it, but more of a challenge than is normal for us. Continue reading Getting to the Shetlands