"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul."- Alphonse de Lamartine Looking back, we were so fortunate to have been able to visit Central Europe and Turkey when we did. The war between Russia and Ukraine shows us all how fragile peace can be. How in a … Continue reading Is Istanbul Still Worth Visiting?
It’s no secret we love Budapest. We knew we would going in and we were thrilled it met and exceeded our expectations. Now that we are back home we constantly find ourselves answering the questions “What was your favorite city” or “Most unexpected city I should know about?” with a resounding answer: Budapest! Personally I … Continue reading Budapest: Our Soulmate City
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
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
Can you believe it's been over a month since we started our journey? We miss you all but we love that we have this blog to update and share our stories with you.Thinking back on each individual day and marking off what we've seen and done and eaten, it feels like a lifetime worth of … Continue reading One Month Update
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
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
Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasant Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?
Brussels was the first European city we flew in to together. It will always hold a special place in our heart as the first stop on our Honeymoon. The chocolates, the fries, the beautiful main square all struck us as exceptional. We were pleasantly surprised in just how much we love reminiscing on our stay … Continue reading Brussels & Bruges
We truly love Lisbon. Maybe it was our apartment, a loft with a perfect walkable location. Maybe it was the neighborhood, in the heart of Bairro Alto, a local nightlife and food hotspot. Maybe it was the deep sense of history, and longing for a glorious past, and contentment with what is and the joy … Continue reading Portugal