Lisbon

It felt like so many travel bloggers had something to say about Lisbon in the past three or four years. Lisbon is a unique city. A quick web search will show the top 10 things to check out on your visit, but our experience of the city was different from any other. Unlike London or…

Porto

We’ve consistently read that Porto is one of Europe’s most underrated cities, and it’s easy to see why people have such an affinity towards this ancient and gorgeous city. The entire city is variations of hills, so be sure not to rush and mind the cobblestone when it’s wet out. Advice I certainly wish I…

Places We Want to Go in 2017

Every traveller has a physical or mental list they keep to themselves of places they want to go. These lists have especially come in handy for us when winter approaches or is in full effect and we’re desperate to go anywhere that is warm. Our list is an accumulation of blogs we’ve read and conversations we’ve had with…

Embracing the Cold in Vienna

Vienna draws in people from all over the world during its summer peak season, but visiting in autumn and winter has perks of its own. You can read more about how I ended up in Vienna here, but today we’re exploring just a few unique activities that Vienna offers during a visit in the cooler months. Schönbrunn…

France: Planes, Trains, Automobiles…and a Ferry

Our journey to France actually began in Britain. While visiting family in Bristol, we accompanied them to Brittany on a route they take often: a ferry from Plymouth, England to Roscoff, France. Brittany Ferries operates out of several ports in France, the UK, Ireland and Spain. The base fare for the journey was about £35 each,…

Scotland Tour Review: Rabbie’s

I love Glasgow. What’s not to love? There’s plenty to do on a budget: wonderful history and architecture, a vibrant music scene, free National Museums (like the rest of the UK), and free public wifi to help you find it all. It’s also one of the friendliest cities we’ve visited, and it offers tours to…

Wanderlost: Facing the Unpredictable with Budget Travel

Sometimes planning a journey to 1 destination becomes 3, and sometimes flights to 3 destinations can turn into 8.  This was one of those times! I had plans to visit Amsterdam and Vienna in mid-December, but I also wanted to squeeze in a trip to Iceland with my partner before the Holidays. It made sense to group them all…

Barcelona in Summer

Never judge a book by its cover, and in that regard never judge a city by its cover. Landing in Barcelona wasn’t shocking, but getting into the city was.

Tips on Traveling to Iceland in Winter

Iceland might not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re researching your next winter destination, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Summer is the high season in Iceland, and accommodations in urban and rural areas are in high demand.