Bruges, Belgium in a Weekend

For Andrew’s birthday trip, we took off for a long weekend in Bruges, Belgium. With an old medieval city center, some of the best beer in the world and accessibility by train from London, Bruges was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away to celebrate. Unlike our trip to…

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A Long Weekend in Prague, Czech Republic

Real talk: when we travel, Andrew is the trip planner. He does the research on the places we hope to visit, figures out what dates make sense and books the trips for us, often months and months in advance. Eastern Europe has been high on our list and with some…

The Basic Bon Vivant’s Guide to Champagne: Epernay

For our second day in Champagne, we decided to check out the other “major” city in the region, Epernay. It is under an hour on the train from Reims through the vineyards of Champagne. Considering both Reims and Epernay are located in the same region (Champagne) and known for their…

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…

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 Night in Worth Matravers, Swanage

The charming little town of Worth Matravers was our destination after our hike along the South West Coast Path. We arrived as the townspeople were gathering at the little stone church near the centre of the village. Lucky for us, our giant backpacks made us stick out like sore thumbs and…