Helo from Caerdydd! Cardiff was the destination for our first Welsh experience this past weekend. When we mentioned to our British friends our decision, it was met with some meh-ness, "but Wales is known for it's greenery! Not the capital!" We wanted a taste of Wales, but didn't have enough time to do a proper … Continue reading A Day in Caerdydd (Cardiff!)
Dobrý Večer! Prague is one of the few cities that was not demolished by World War II (there was once “accidental” bombing but no sustained fighting), therefore the city looks like a pristine dollhouse, with whimsical moldings and pastel colors decorating every building. We once heard that Prague probably looks a lot like what Berlin … Continue reading Cheers to beer being cheaper than water in Prague!
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?!