Category Archives: Destinations

Stories and descriptions of destinations we’ve visited.

Pictures to inspire you to visit the Rhine River Valley in Germany

Rhine River Valley pictures

Our Rhine River Valley cruise from Mainz to Sankt Goar in Germany was one of the highlights of our whole 13-month adventure. You can take a fancier river cruise or the KD Ferry like we did. Either way, it’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon (or longer!) and you’ll see some remarkable scenery along […]

Nuremberg: the most beautiful city in Germany?

Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) was a new city for us – and our 13th destination in Germany! And what a city it was. We had read about how beautiful Nuremberg is, but it’s always nice to have our expectations exceeded – especially so close to the end of our time on the road. Nuremberg is truly stunning – probably […]

Get a taste of the Black Forest and Flammkuchen in Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

We decided to end our 13-month long journey back in the country where we truly discovered our love of travel together: Germany. We started in Freiburg im Breisgau, a small city in the Black Forest. We had visited Freiburg once before and loved for its overall relaxed vibe, its pretty location, and its food. We were excited […]

How to not go broke in Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Switzerland wasn’t always on our list of places to visit on this 13-month journey. We were very mindful of our finances during this past year and Switzerland is really, really expensive. But after we left France, it made a lot of sense to stop in Basel. And we’d never been to the city before, so we […]

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 […]

Top 10 things I love about the Netherlands

Things I love about the Netherlands

It’s currently raining here in Rotterdam, so I’m holed up thinking about how happy I am to be here and everything I love about this country. There are certainly more than this, but a top 10 list is always good. And hopefully this post will inspire you to visit the Netherlands too. 10 things I love […]

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 […]