Category Archives: Travel

Blue Lagoon Iceland

A Visit to Iceland: Blue Lagoon

Hello! It’s still the weekend, yes? I thought I’d post this on Sunday, but the bottle of Chandon I drankView full post »

Reykjavik Iceland

A Visit to Iceland: Hello, Reykjavik

Hæ again, and welcome back to Iceland week. (That’s Icelandic for “hi,” and it soundsView full post »

Seljalandsfoss Iceland

A Visit to Iceland: South Coast + Golden Circle

It’s Iceland week at Umami Girl! This is the first of three posts highlighting our visit to theView full post »

Alcazar Seville Spain

August in Seville

You might remember when we left Málaga last summer. We belly-crawled like Navy SEALs out of our hotel in theView full post »

Old Town Tallinn Estonia

A Musical Visit to Tallinn and Helsinki

Here’s something I don’t talk about much: I sing. Kind of a lot. Not just in the car (though, come on,View full post »

Las Peñitas, Nicaragua Surfboards

A Visit to Las Peñitas, Nicaragua

In February we spent a warm, relaxing week on the beach in Nicaragua. We went for the tropical weather and theView full post »

Eiffel Tower Paris, Louvre Paris

A Visit to Paris

It’s an actual fact of life that every article ever written about Paris has the word “romantic” in its first sentence.View full post »

Amsterdam Canal Bridge Photography

A Visit to Amsterdam

Well hello again. It’s been a little longer than I’d planned since the last time I checked in. We’veView full post »

Spontaneity in Spain + Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers

A great brunch or dinner recipe for Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers, and a tale of uncharacteristicView full post »

Engelberg Switzerland Wedding

A Beautiful Wedding Weekend in Central Switzerland

Scenes from a wedding weekend in Engelberg, Switzerland, plus a stop at Hiltl, the world’s oldest consistentlyView full post »

24 Hours in Brighton, England

How to spend 24 hours in Brighton, England — a thriving and quirky seaside town just an hour’s train rideView full post »

Farewell, London…and Hello, Instagram

There’s big news to share today. After three lovely and odd little years in London, we will be moving back to ourView full post »

48 Hours in Dublin

Restaurant recommendations and a family-eye view of how to spend a weekend in Dublin, Ireland.View full post »

A Visit to Florence

Our girls have grown up so much since we moved to London that when we took a recent trip to Florence,View full post »

Happy Holidays from Umami Girl + Homemade Edible Gifts 2013

Happy, happy holidays to all of you, and thank you from the bottom of my pickled little heart for your continuedView full post »

A Visit to Rome

Photos and food tips from our recent visit to Rome.View full post »

Great-Uncle Oxford

Since we moved to London a year and a half ago, we’ve been pretty decent about taking the chance to exploreView full post »

Having been to Paris

Real talk about our trip to Paris, and a recipe for Potage Parmentier, a rustic French vegetable soup.View full post »

Well, hello there from London.

So! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Umami Girl, London. First things first: riots and their surprising proximityView full post »

48 Hours in Portland, Oregon (as Retold on Wordless Wednesday)

Photographs and super-secret restaurant recommendations from a weekend in Portland, Oregon.View full post »