Lisbon, a city of port wine, beaches, and...tile. The coastal capital of Portugal may occupy a place in the shadow of Spain's better-known vacation destinations, but people are catching on as the city is quickly becoming a tourist hot spot in its own right. Lisbon is built on seven hills spread around the area where the … Continue reading Lisbon, the city of…tiles?
With tummies full (and ice cold), I've returned from Rome and Florence with a college bestie who came to visit me in London. Why ice cold? Well, near certain we consumed our weight in gelato. A quick rundown of Rome - yes, the Pantheon is breathtaking, make sure to sneak into the churches (you might … Continue reading Molto Buon Gelato in Rome and Florence
You follow mostly food Instagram accounts. You keep a list of local restaurants in a draft email as a failsafe for date night. Chefs Table is your favorite mini-series. I Dream of Jiro is your favorite movie. Yes, we know, and we're guilty of it too. We. are. foodies. So, you're going to London and … Continue reading How to be a Smart Foodie in London
The offseason. The words locals love but tourists despise (and some locals may despise if they have a business reliant on tourists.) This was our first Christmas holiday away from family, so we wanted to make it extra special. Our very complex planning process began with a visit to skyscanner.net, a review of all Europe … Continue reading Cinque Terre: Beachtown Vacation…in the Winter?!
2016 has been a whirlwind year. First off, we had already done some continental exploring on our first European adventure together even before taking up residence just across the channel. Just before finding out we’d be moving to the UK, we hit up 4 metropolitan cities (Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam) plus a number of smaller towns...and … Continue reading A Start to our 2017 Travel Plans
Wow, we can't believe it's the end of 2016, and we've officially had our first European adventure since moving to London! We'll definitely have a separate post reflecting on the last few months, but for now we're eager to share details about our trip. Though Milan(o) may be known as one of the fashion capitals … Continue reading Milan in Un Giorno (One Day!)
To end our weekend trip to Edinburgh, we signed up for a tips-only Scotland Highlands tour with The Hairy Coo. How does the company makes a profit? I have no idea, but they believe that regardless of your financial status, you should have the ability to experience the natural beauty outside of Scotland's urban cities. This was … Continue reading Edinburruh: The Hairy Coo!
Guid mornin, Edinburgh! We were woken up by a rare occurrence in Scotland this time of year--sunshine! The Scots love making jokes about the weather. From our Airbnb host, to the coffee shop 'tillman', and the tour guide: "Its sunny! LOL!" (Nick note: my favorite weather comment was the Edinburgh Castle Tour Guide - "This … Continue reading Edinburruh: Day 2
Hello, Edinburgh! We finally embarked on our farthest excursion yet to the north of Great Britain—a doable 4.5 hours by train to the city of Edinburgh (Eh-din-burr-uh…no hard gs in this word). Edinburgh is a perfect 2-3 day jaunt for those looking to spice up a longer stay in the UK. If you’re departing from … Continue reading Edinburruh: Day 1
As part of our western UK exploration, we stopped at Stonehenge. Still being in Reading at the time we decided to hop in the care and drive to…the middle of nowhere, with the added bonus of picturesque rolling hills on either side (and absolutely no phone reception.) Parking is near the Visitor's Center, where you … Continue reading Stonehenge: “She’s a Druish Pricess!”