New York: A Holiday Extravaganza at Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

If there’s one thing I love, it’s Christmas decorations; in my book, the more, the better. So when I moved to New York, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights was high on my list of must-visits. Tucked deep into Brooklyn, Dyker Heights is a neighborhood that, quite simply, loves Christmas. Many of the homes go all out, … More New York: A Holiday Extravaganza at Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dublin: Signs of Christmas in the Emerald Isle

I visited Dublin back in November, on the weekend the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris. Unsurprisingly, my mind was preoccupied and my heart heavy with thoughts of Paris throughout the weekend. I had a lot of plans for sightseeing in Dublin, but I wound up scrapping most of them, not feeling up to doing much. Instead, … More Dublin: Signs of Christmas in the Emerald Isle

Strasbourg: A Christmas Market Extravaganza in the Capital of Noël

When I first came to Paris in September for work, the word was that my assignment would be “for a month.” Then it was “stay until Thanksgiving.” Finally, it was “stay until Christmas.” And while there were many reasons I was – and am – thrilled to be in Europe for so long, the first … More Strasbourg: A Christmas Market Extravaganza in the Capital of Noël