50 Cities & 50 Coffees

Sunday, 10, August, 2014 2 , , , Permalink 0

This week, I wanted to share with you two articles that made my heart flutter with excitement - each representing my love of all things Roots & Wings. #1: Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime. If you ever needed a travel bucket list, the Huffington Post just gave it you on a silver platter. I'm heading to No. #3 (New York City) for my fourth visit in as many years in a couple of weeks. Now, I'm a glass half full kind of girl, so reflecting on the 23 out of 50 cities that I'd visited in my 27 years was like a nostalgic walk down memory lane: 1) Venice, Italy 2.) Seville, Spain 3.) New York City, USA 5.) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6.) London, England 9.) ...

Oktoberfest & Bucket Lists

Sunday, 20, July, 2014 0 , , Permalink 1

I've never quite grasped why Oktoberfest actually occurs in September. Anyway, in 2010 I met some friends from London in Munich - dirndl and all - to experience the famous Bavarian festivities. It's always been a bucket-list item for me - same as Fiesta de San Fermin ("running of the bulls"), La Tomatina, Christmas in New York and Carnivale - so I couldn't resist the opportunity to enjoy a stein and pretzel and tick this one off the list. My travel journal was (unsurprisingly) light on during my 4 days at Oktoberfest - any spare time (i.e. not at the beer halls) was spent exploring Munich and sampling the local delicacies (pork knuckle = amazing). It wasn't until I was leaving ...