Category Work

Oktoberfest!

This time with better outfit. Because after two trips last year looking like a walking tourist cliche around all the incredibly good-looking and well-dressed Bavarians, I vowed never again. So when found I’d be going again this year, I consulted with a local to get the right look. Yes, they’re real leather. No, there is […]

Off to Luxembourg

Like all good things, weekends in Paris come to an end. This one ended at a cafe in the Gare de l’Est, where I pulled out my laptop and caught up on work emails while waiting for my train to Luxembourg. We pulled in to Luxembourg around 4pm, and after dropping my bags at the […]

Seville!

Praised be that I had the foresight a few weeks ago to tack on a weekend in Spain ahead of some meetings in Madrid on Monday. After one of the crappiest weeks in recent history at work, I need a mini break (and this just after a 4-day weekend in Ireland!). I left London a […]

I’m in Cologne!

Last year I slept in a French chateau outside of Paris. This year I’m in a German schloss outside of Cologne. It was built in the early 1700s and is now a five-star hotel with a three-star Michelin restaurant (very swank, and no, I have not been able to get a table). The view out […]

Not in Boston

This post was supposed to be about me jetting off to Boston for the weekend. There would have been a wedding and tuxedos and a glamorous party at the venerable Boston Public Library. But alas! Instead of boarding my flight on Friday morning, I was fielding frantic calls from my immigration lawyer telling me that […]

Luxembourg!

Super-short trip to Luxembourg: three of my senior business clients are leaving their roles (two staying in the company, one leaving), so tonight we got together to share one last hurrah. I had intended to stay tomorrow and do work — you know, to justify the “business” trip. But then Luxembourg announced a new public […]

Brussels!

Another quick work trip to Brussels. It’s one of my favourite trips of the year. So many fond memories from when I was a missionary here (20 years ago, egad!) Amanda asked if I ever imagined back then that I would one day be living in Europe and traveling regularly to Brussels for my profession. […]