Ghent: An Underrated City in an Underrated Country

Not many Americans have Belgium on their European bucket-list, let alone view it as a honeymoon destination. But when we got creative back in 2019 and realized the most cost effective way to get to Amsterdam was to fly into nearby Brussels we jumped at the opportunity. On our first visit to Belgium we went … Continue reading Ghent: An Underrated City in an Underrated Country

Strasbourg & Colmar, France’s Fairytale Towns

The Alsace region of France was an absolute dream. A real life Disneyland Toontown if you will. It was like we were transported into the cartoon. Only a short 1 hour 45 minute direct train from Paris, Strasbourg is easily worth a visit on your next trip to France. We visited in December during the … Continue reading Strasbourg & Colmar, France’s Fairytale Towns

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

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