A New Home On Wheels

Pardon this brief intermission. Life has become crazy! As you may remember from this post, we had purchased a 2004 Keystone Outback and had just signed the papers to sell our house. We were moving fulltime into Babette (that’s her name) and were going to be hitting the road. Well, that didn’t last long. About one week into living fulltime in Babette, I stopped hanging the clean clothes up. Why? Because there simply wasn’t enough room for our clothing! We had downsized our belongings A LOT – and still couldn’t find the space we needed. My clothing was crammed into a closet, stuffed under the…

Adventures in a Foreign Toilet, The Christmas Market

“Oh, no!” I thought to myself. “This is not happening!” I tried again. And again. And again. Six different attempts, yet nothing was changing. My husband would have said to me, “Nessie, the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Darn it. He was right. This was getting me nowhere. Panic was setting in. I needed a Xanax real bad. I grabbed my phone and quickly typed a simple sentence into Google Translate. I took a deep breath, practiced the sentence in my head, and cautiously opened the door. A woman started walking towards the stall, ready…
Austria Bus Stop, NessieOutOfWater.com

Planes, Trains, or Buses: Your Budget Travel Options Explained

We all know that planning a trip can be exhausting, and when you finally get to the point of planning where you can book all your connections, it can be so intimidating to pick the right budget travel options!     I find that using the GoEuro website is an incredible way to plan and save! I like to look through ALL my options, whether it be bus, train, or plane. With busses and trains being my preferred transit (unless a flight makes more sense to do) for getting around small European countries, I can easily sort by price, commute time, and have a look…
Buskers You Should Know, NessieOutOfWater.com

Two Amazing Buskers You Should Know

The tradition of busking dates back to Antiquity. This age-old practice has acquired a romantic association and draws people of all backgrounds together into a small crowd to witness a musician singing their heart out for a few pence to a few pounds.     In addition to earning a living with their performances, several now-famous musicians received their starts playing on the streets, such as KT Tunstall, Lorena McKinnit, and Ed Sheeran. While wandering the streets of my favorite cities, my ears stay alert to the strums of a guitar down the alleys and sidewalks. Though I will never be brave enough, a bucket…
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