The Beautiful Musical Culture of Vienna

Once the capitol of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna still retains the cultivated air of royalty and luxury even if it no longer commands the same territory it once did. The seat of the Hapsburg dynasty, Vienna controlled Austria as well as Hungary and more in the Empire's prime. It was often referred to as … Continue reading The Beautiful Musical Culture of Vienna

Falling in Love with Salzburg and Hallstatt

How is it possible that we keep falling in love over and over again with each new place we visit? Austria was absolutely wonderful to us. Our first taste of Austria was the small town of Villach where we had a two hour train "layover" Not enough time to see the whole city but enough … Continue reading Falling in Love with Salzburg and Hallstatt

Best of Venice Photos

Exploring the canals around Venice is so surreal. It's hard to believe that Venice is a real destination and not simply a romantic dream. One of our favorite activities was simply wandering the streets looking at all the photogenic locations and unbelievable canals. Our very first evening was shrouded in a misty fog which actually … Continue reading Best of Venice Photos

Top Things to do in Florence and Tuscany

Florence Overview Florence is an art lovers dream. You could easily spend two weeks or more here visiting a new museum filled with wonderous works of art, historical pieces and odes to religious devotion. To begin with, the Duomo itself is an architectural masterpiece. The intricacy and color captured our imaginations immediately. I've never seen … Continue reading Top Things to do in Florence and Tuscany

Rome Six Day Itinerary plus Pompeii Tips

Day 1 As you know from our previous posts, we dont like to book things on our first day arriving in a new place, especially since we flew in to Rome. Flights can be tiring and any potential delays make picking a timed entrance to a place difficult. Instead we love to wander and explore … Continue reading Rome Six Day Itinerary plus Pompeii Tips

The Impact of the Roman Empire

It's impossible to escape the history of this city. Everywhere you look it is filled with ancient sites and monuments to past glories. You can't escape the history of the Roman Empire either. The twin pillars of Western civilization merged together in the ending centuries of this two thousand year empire to form the foundations … Continue reading The Impact of the Roman Empire

Greek Island hopping

Santorini is stunning. The views of the caldera and cliffs are incredibly unique. We stayed at Finikia Memories hotel which was just a short walk from Oia, one of the main destinations on the island. The blue domes, the white buildings, the unreal sunsets, it's all here. The hotel restaurant was surprisingly fantastic. We ordered … Continue reading Greek Island hopping