Category Archives: Destinations

Stories and descriptions of destinations we’ve visited.

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 […]

15 pictures to inspire you to see the tulips at the Keukenhof gardens

Tulips, Keukenhof, the Netherlands

Are you a lover of tulips, flowers, bright colors, beautifully manicured gardens, and/or Instagrammable locations? If yes, go to the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands!  About the Keukenhof gardens Keukenhof is one of the largest outdoor gardens in the world – it’s almost 80 acres – and is certainly one of the most beautiful. Keukenhof […]

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 […]

Exploring Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

Castle Hill, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Having seen so many beautiful pictures on Google Images and read so many positive trip reports, we’ve wanted to go to Slovenia for years. So when we were planning the final leg of our trip – three months back in Europe – we made absolutely sure to include it. We spent just over one week […]

Travel guide to Trieste, Italy

Piazza Unità d'Italia, Trieste, Italy

Trieste is a unique Italian city. It’s located near the Slovenian border and has Austrian influences as well. We first visited Trieste two years ago and fell in love with its architecture, food, and overall relaxed atmosphere. So this year, we decided to pay it a repeat visit on the way from Vicenza to Ljubljana, […]

Ferrara and Vicenza: exploring two smaller cities in Northern Italy

Vicenza, Italy

A combination of reward flight availability and our love of good food took us to Northern Italy from Singapore. We flew into Milan, but didn’t stay, instead hopping a train from the airport to Ferrara and then, a few days later, to Vicenza. This was our third visit to Italy and we’d already been to […]

Saying goodbye to the Southern Hemisphere in Sydney

Sydney, Australia

We completed our Oceanic adventure with a week in Sydney, Australia. We split up the time we spent in Australia with our month in New Zealand, so it was nice to be back in the country with fresh eyes. And we had heard so much about Sydney from many friends, so we were psyched to […]