Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie. | My Meena Life

Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie.

Allow me to introduce Koopa, my four year old pet budgie, emotional service animal, and pint sized travel companion.  He’s named after Koopa Troopa, a turtle-like character from the Super Mario series.  His favorite foods are corn and applesauce.  He can talk a little bit, and really enjoys saying “baby bird” and “pew pew pew”. […]

What you should know before visiting Clingmans Dome and observation tower in North Carolina.

Visiting Clingmans Dome in North Carolina.

Clingmans Dome is a distinctive mountain located on the state line ridge of North Carolina and Tennessee.  It’s a popular destination as it is the most accessible mountain top in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).  Visitors can drive to the parking area near the top of the mountain and then hike a paved […]

10 Reasons Why Sweden Felt Like Home. | Photo by Hans-Olof Utsi, Image Bank Sweden.

Why Sweden Felt Like Home.

I realized that Sweden felt like home only a few hours into my trip.  I was actually rather startled to discover that Sweden was so similar to the USA, although the comparison was likely exaggerated because I had been living in Germany for a year.  Experiencing Sweden – the people, the culture, the food – was […]

A Day at Kolmården Wildlife Park in Sweden.

A Day at Kolmården Wildlife Park in Sweden.

Kolmården Wildlife Park is a large zoo in Sweden that opened an incredible wooden roller coaster last year.  Paradoxically, the park boasts 370 acres of property, 600 animals from all over the world, and now three roller coasters.  It’s an unusual combination, but one that we enjoyed greatly.  Over 50 years old, Kolmården is one […]

City Break in Vianden, Luxembourg. | My Meena Life

City Break in Vianden, Luxembourg.

Vianden is a small city in Luxembourg located only a few minutes’ drive from the German border of Rhineland-Palatinate.   Despite its small size and inhabitance, Vianden is a popular tourist attraction thanks in part to the recently restored Vianden Castle.  Large and beautiful, the towering castle has a checkered history but can now be toured […]

Rustic Cabin Escape in the Mountains of North Carolina. | My Meena Life

Rustic Cabin Escape in the Mountains of North Carolina.

As much as we enjoy traveling to fascinating places with overflowing itineraries and a ‘see everything’ attitude, we also love to get away from it all.  That’s why once a year, on our anniversary, we intentionally travel to a place where we can leave everything behind and reconnect with each other. For our third anniversary […]

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