Europe

During our time in London, we’ve made exploring Europe a priority. Click on a country below to read posts or keep scrolling to read more about all of our European adventures!

The Best Champagne Houses to Visit in Reims

We visited Reims for a weekend for my birthday and how better to spend it than learning more about a favorite celebratory beverage, champagne? With only one day to tour them, it was important to me that we visit the best champagne houses in Reims. With so many to choose…

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The Basic Bon Vivant’s Guide to Champagne, France: Reims

As the title of this blog suggests, I can be pretty basic. One of the basic things about me is that I do indeed love me some bubbles. Bubbly water, bubbly soda, bubbly wine… I prefer sparkling! When it came time to choose where I wanted to go for my…

Transylvania, Peles Castle and Bran Castle, Romania

For us, the big draw in visiting Romania was the chance to see Transylvania. Transylvania had captured both of our imaginations with its tales of vampires and castles. Andrew found day tours that would take us there from Bucharest during our weekend in Romania. We booked one for that Saturday…

Bucharest, Romania Travel Guide

Where to begin with Bucharest? In some ways, the revitalization of the city after joining the EU is very evident. Yet the many crumbling, beautiful buildings and other brutalist buildings stand as a reminder of the city’s complicated past. Once called “the Paris of the East,” once home to a communist…

A Weekend in Deià, Mallorca

A weekend in Mallorca is more than enough time to inspire creative plans to stay there. We were warned that this might happen, and sure enough, after a few days spent on this island paradise, we were ready to stay. This trip was very different from many of our previous…

Lake Como and Bellagio, Italy Travel Guide

Ever since I saw Star Wars Episode II at the movie theatre, I have dreamt of visiting Lake Como, Italy. That such an incredibly beautiful place could exist on this earth, let alone this galaxy, was amazing to me. I needed to see it with my own eyes. Luckily for…

Fontainebleau and Samois-sur-Seine, France

This summer we’ve been very lucky to have lots of visitors. It is always such a treat to show our friends around our new home. In July, however, we got the chance to be visitors and see the home of our friend Thibaut. We travelled to Fontainebleau and Samois-sur-Seine, France…