By the time we arrived in Munich it was snowing. Neither Jamie or I have been in falling snow for quite some time. It was magical when the first flakes fell upon our upturned faces. Our hotel was right down the street from the train station. It was conveniently located in walking distance to nearby neighborhoods and … Continue reading Munich: Maybe Another Time?
This Central European Dream Town Needs to be on Your Vacation List
Are you looking for one of the largest castles in Europe, a charming town straight out of a storybook and an affordable escape into a medieval fantasy? You need to make your way to Cesky Krumluv! Besides the more well known cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, you need to add Cesky Krumlov to your … Continue reading This Central European Dream Town Needs to be on Your Vacation List
Prague has Our Hearts
I didn't know if Prague would end up capturing our hearts and imaginations the same as the first time we went. Our first time here was on our honeymoon and it was something so different than any city we had ever been to before. It was dark and gothic. It was bright and baroque. The … Continue reading Prague has Our Hearts
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
Athens is Alive!
I don't understand the negativity surrounding visiting Athens. I think it stems from comparing Athens to the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, which are spectacular in their own ways as well, but are an entirely different type of vacation. Athens needs to be compared to Lisbon, Rome or dare I say it, Paris. Of … Continue reading Athens is Alive!
Loire Valley Photos
Final France post! First of all I need to apologize for the delay in blog posts! We've been traveling quite a bit from place to place and have definitely not had a good internet connection! Once we reached Greece our wifi was somewhat limited and it takes more than a tenuous connection to update the … Continue reading Loire Valley Photos
Paris Six Day Itinerary
Well, we fell in love with Paris. No doubt about it. Time for some of our favorite recommendations and tips! We love doing our research ahead of time so we can fully be in the moment walking around exploring and then happen to find an amazing restaurant on our list. We hope to inspire you … Continue reading Paris Six Day Itinerary