Travels and Tipples has been a project of ours since 2014. We started the site to document and share our travels while living in Germany.

In 2018, we returned to our home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 2022, we once again pulled stakes and moved to Mesquite, Nevada, in the southwest part of the country

It is now 2024 and Travels & Tipples is ten years old! It is time for a new look and new articles. We hope you enjoy the new and improved site.


Patricia Lyons

Traveler/Lead content writer

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Sean Lyons

Webmaster/Backup content writer

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Schultzy Lyons

Judgemental Looks

Schultzy is our international cat of mystery. He is 15 years old and traveled to Germany and back with us.

He hates travel in general, especially airports, as the sight of a cat carrier means a trip to the veterinarian in his mind.

He is easy to get along with, likes pets and treats.