Category Archives: Destinations

Stories and descriptions of destinations we’ve visited.

Fun at Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam

Fenix Food Factory, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal) is the number one tourist attraction in this city we’re currently calling home. And we absolutely love it (and find ourselves there several times a week). But there’s another food hall in Rotterdam and it’s most definitely worth a trip across the Nieuwe Maas River. Fenix Food Factory is like the […]

To market to market (in Rotterdam)

Rotterdam market, the Netherlands

Of all the unique things to do in Rotterdam, our favorite is rather ordinary: shopping at the outdoor market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, one of the biggest street markets in Europe (with 400 stalls!) opens in the center of the city. This market on Binnenrotte has so many different things on offer: the freshest fruit and […]

Everything you need to know about the Gouda cheese market

Gouda Cheese Market, the Netherlands

On a recent sunny Thursday, we took a quick trip from Rotterdam to Gouda. The reason for our trip was the Gouda cheese market. We love cheese in general, but Sarah really really loooovvves Dutch cheese. Also, having now lived in Rotterdam for six months (ack… where does the time go?!), it was time to […]

Two unique Bremen attractions

Two Bremen attractions, Germany

We visited Bremen, Germany during a Christmas Market trip this past December. We would have been happy enough to just sip Glühwein and enjoy all the general German Christmas Market merriment in the city. But we* found two unique Bremen attractions that made the trip even more worth it: the Schnoor and Böttcherstraße. *We’re using the […]

Wroclaw, Poland: the perfect European city break

Rynek, Wroclaw, Poland

We’ve visited several different places in Poland and truly loved them all. Wroclaw has been on our list for a while, and is the type of city break that we imagined we would take once we were living in Europe. So when we saw a super cheap fare to fly there from Eindhoven, we jumped on it. After […]

Where to drink Polish craft beer in Wroclaw

Polish craft beer bars in Wroclaw

We are beer drinkers and beer lovers. And one of our favorite things to do while traveling is to try local beer. We had read that the craft beer scene in Wroclaw, Poland is top notch, so we were especially excited to visit the city. We were not disappointed. Polish craft beer is very good […]

The gnomes of Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland is known for its gnomes. It’s one of the reasons we visited the city. These diminutive statues are all over the city, and hunting for them is a main attraction in Wroclaw. We had so much fun gnome-spotting in Wroclaw! We hope our many, many pictures of the gnomes of Wroclaw inspire you […]

Five reasons to visit the Market Hall in Rotterdam

Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands

By our estimation, the Market Hall in Rotterdam (Markthal) is the coolest food market in the world. Okay, so we haven’t been to every food market in the world, but we’ve been to a lot of them across Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Here are five reasons the Rotterdam Markthal tops […]

Spend a winter weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Theater, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria is perfect for a quick European city break, especially during winter. We spent a long weekend in Sofia in December and there was a lot to love about the city. Sofia is small enough that you can walk pretty much everywhere. Sofia has interesting and impressive architecture, including its star attraction Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. […]

A perfect end: Mainz and the Rhine River Valley in Germany

Mainz and the Rhine River Valley

And here we are at the end. 13 months after we set off from our apartment in Brooklyn, we would complete our journey in Mainz, Germany. It may seem an odd place to end. After all, Mainz isn’t the most popular destination in Germany. But we came up with the idea when we left Cologne […]