Europe

Making the Most of Turkey on a Budget

Making the Most of Turkey on a Budget

The Republic of Turkey, snuggled right in the middle of the Eastern and Western worlds, is an amazing place to explore and discover a new culture that is entirely its own. This country boasts everything from mountains for skiing, to canyons for exploring (including the second-largest canyon in the world); to sparkling coasts and hidden islands that are perfect for ... Read More »

Five Can’t Miss Activities in Barcelona

Five Can’t Miss Activities in Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain’s second most populated city and the capital city of the Catalonia community. The Catalan culture is strong throughout the city as locals take great pride in the history and language and make an effort to keep it alive. We loved seeing the Catalonia independence flag flying from balconies and after only a few hours walking the streets, ... Read More »

Travel Green at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna

Travel Green at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna

Traveling leaves behind a certain environmental footprint, which we understand and try to mitigate as best we can on the road. Individuals can do their part, but when companies and specifically hotels join the party, serious change can be seen. This is why we were super excited to check out Boutiquehotel Stadthalle in Vienna. What is so cool about Boutiquehotel ... Read More »

Getting To Know Gaudí with Barcelona eBikes

Getting To Know Gaudí with Barcelona eBikes

We arrived in Barcelona knowing we wanted to do some exploring and we found the perfect way to get around – Barcelona eBikes. Being a big city and tourist destination, Barcelona has your standard city bus tours. However, being able to ride around on a bicycle (electric powered) was a different kind of experience and one we really enjoyed. Barcelona eBikes ... Read More »

25hours Hotel at Museumsquartier – A Funky Twist on Travel

25hours Hotel at Museumsquartier – A Funky Twist on Travel

If you are looking for a unique lodging experience in the heart of Vienna, love great food and drinks, or simply want to drive a Mini Cooper around, then 25hours Hotel at Museumsquartier is the place for you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 25hours in Vienna and would absolutely make a return trip to this hotel. The staff is friendly, ... Read More »

Ireland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Ireland Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. This goal went right out the window, as our spending in Ireland was going to be over $100 a day after booking flights and the car rental! But, this was our last stop before heading back to the U.S. and we both really wanted to take in Ireland and ... Read More »

Hotel Das Tyrol – Art & Luxury in Vienna

Hotel Das Tyrol – Art & Luxury in Vienna

Our trip to Vienna was off to a sluggish start as our flights were delayed coming out of Turkey. However, once we touched down and found our private transfer waiting for us outside the arrivals area we immediately became relaxed. We worked with Hotel Das Tyrol on setting up the transfer in advance and it couldn’t have been easier. After fighting ... Read More »

Hiking in Santorini: Fira to Oia

Hiking in Santorini: Fira to Oia

Santorini is well known for its stunning caldera views, famous blue domed churches and fantastic sunsets. However, there is a hike between two cities that is another must see when visiting the area. Hiking Fira to Oia will give you a spectacular three hour experience you will never forget. The Fira to Oia hike is approximately 10 kilometers (6+ miles) and will ... Read More »

Greece Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Greece Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. To be fair, this is actually a breakdown of Santorini, since it is the only part of Greece we visited. We had plans to visit Athens, but plans changed when our flights were not going to work out for our next country. Therefore, Athens got cut and we ended ... Read More »

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

We stayed in the Tralee area for a few nights and tried to plan a different driving route each day we had available. Lucky for us the weather cooperated every day and it was in the 70s and sunny, perfect driving weather. We loved driving the Dingle Peninsula, but we were beyond excited for the Ring of Kerry route! Thanks to our wonderful ... Read More »