Is Istanbul Still Worth Visiting?

"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?

Budapest: Our Soulmate City

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

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

Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?

Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasantTweet 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?