Author Archives: Sarah and Justin

Pictures to inspire you to visit Dijon

Visit Dijon, France

Dijon is a small city in the Burgundy region of France. It has wonderful wine and is a jumping off point for many to explore the vineyards in the region. The city is also famous for its mustard, which was a big draw for us (you may remember one of our favorite spots in the […]

Four days in the South of France

South of France

We boarded a train in Lyon. The train wasn’t very well air conditioned, the seats were a bit cramped, and there was no wifi (gasp!). But we were heading to the South of France, a first for Sarah. We would see Nice, Monaco, and a few towns in Provence over the next few days. Taking the […]

Don’t be intimidated by Paris

Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Paris, France

Paris can be intimidating. It has grandiose sounding nicknames like “City of Love” and “City of Light.” It’s the most romantic, it’s so beautiful, it’s full of locals who will scoff at your clothing and your attempts at speaking French. But in reality, it’s just another big European city and you should treat it as […]

How to enjoy French Open tennis in Paris

We like tennis. We always watch the four majors and cheer on our favorite player, Roger Federer. He’s about our age, so watching him play makes us feel both good about ourselves and woefully inadequate all at the same time. But anyway, in the spring and summer of 2017, we spent the last few months […]

City guide: what to do in Antwerp

Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerp, Belgium

After spending one month in Rotterdam, we jetted off (via a quick and easy train ride) to spend the weekend in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp has it all: beautiful buildings and squares, great museums, delicious restaurants, and – like any good city in Belgium – cool places to get the best beer. This was our second […]

Things to do in Munich

Travel guide of things to do in Munich, Germany

When people think of Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, they usually think of Oktoberfest. We haven’t actually been to this king of all beer celebrations. Sure we love beer, and (as we’ve previously discussed), we love German celebrations like Christmas Markets. But we’re less in love with massive crowds. And we’re too old […]

Long weekend in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

We had been riding on a train from Ljubljana for a couple of hours when we went into a tunnel and everything went dark. When we emerged we were blinded by white. We were in the middle of the mountains and everything was covered in snow. It was the end of April and we’d had […]

One day in Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

Even after all this time traveling together, getting to a new country is still exciting for us. And while we’ve come to appreciate spending longer stints of time in the places we visit, if a new country is close, we’ll try to go there, even if it’s only for a day. So that’s pretty much […]

Lake Bled day trip from Ljubljana

Lake Bled, Slovenia

We had longingly looked at pictures of Lake Bled, Slovenia for years, desperate to visit. It was one of the most picturesque little spots we’d ever seen. While in Trieste, Italy we met someone who had just spent a week there and he advised that we only go on the clearest of days. So we closely […]