What do you do when you wake up to a drizzly rainy day and you are on vacation? My answer is to go to a castle, especially when it’s one that has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. I don’t know what it is about gray, wet days, but they seem to help […]
Up Close and Personal on the Kazinga Safari Cruise If you have ever been to Africa, somewhere near a river, you know to take the boat cruise that you are inevitably going to be offered. It’s a given. Why? One animal. Hippos! You can sometimes see hippos outside of the water, but if you want […]
The minute we closed the car door in the center of Karlskrona, we were enchanted. It certainly helped that the weather was a clear, partly cloudy summer day and the breeze was noticeably cool and comfortable. We couldn’t wait to drop our bags and go exploring. Our hotel was located on one of the main […]
What to Do in One Day in Stavanger Stavanger is a gorgeous little city along the western coast of Norway. Docking at the port, it’s easy to walk into the main part of the city center for shopping, quirky cafes, and even a few museums. We spent a couple of days there visiting some friends and […]
Copenhagen is known as the city of hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah), or in other words, chilling out. It may not be the beach or a secluded cabin in the woods, but there’s something about this northern European city that is relaxing. Maybe it’s being near the water; maybe it’s the “leave you alone” attitude […]
A Weekend in Bucharest Bucharest was just another whistle stop on our grand Eastern Europe Train journey, or so I thought. All I really knew of the city was from recent history, Ceausescu’s center of power from which he systematically controlled everything going on in Romania. In fact, the regime was so notorious that some tourists […]
Bergen in Winter – No Better Time to Go! Looking for a weekend getaway from Germany, we decided to see what Bergen in winter would be like. It’s the second largest city in Norway, but Bergen doesn’t feel like a city at all. It has the homey feeling of a small town, where everyone waves […]
All we hear about growing up in the United States is the Vietnam War, where our fathers fought. My father did, and I sat in front of the black and white screen of our t.v. watching Walter Cronkite every night waiting for him to mention my dad. He never did, thankfully.
A Short Visit to Bratislava We’re always on the lookout for new places and cities to discover and since we like to drive it’s easy to take a diversion off the planned route for exploring. That’s how we found ourselves in Bratislava for an overnight stay on our road trip to Budapest.
I love winter! I love finding that perfect ski lodge, complete with steaming hot drinks and a cozy place to eat dinner after a full day on the slopes. I’m not as much of a skier as I used to be, but I still love the atmosphere. I could hang around ski areas all winter […]
Budapest, The Heart of Europe There are few cities in Europe that still hold a sense of mystique, promises of the nostalgic days where opulent journeys via the Orient Express were the way to travel. We love stopping off in cities where the Ottomans left their mark with their fezzes and mineral baths, where artists […]
Exploring Eastern Europe has been a passion for us for the last few years. There are so many countries that we’ve tended to overlook in the past. We just keep going back to the same ones over and over again. So, we made a conscious decision to explore these countries and have fallen in love. […]