Day trip to Luxembourg City

Luxembourg, one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe and the only remaining grand duchy in the world, has been on our list ever since we moved to Europe. Only an hour drive from Metz or Saarbrücken, makes it very accessible. We used one of the many long weekends in June to visit the capital, […]

Ski trip to Zermatt, Switzerland

One of the most, if not THE most recognizable mountain peak in the world is Matterhorn. The village/town at the foot of Matterhorn is Zermatt. How do you get to Zermatt? It’s a long day trip or a relaxed weekend trip from Zurich or Luzern. Driving from Zurich is probably the most convinient and takes […]

Skiing near Zurich -Stoos

One of the amazing things in Switzerland is the proximity and easy access to world class ski facilities. Within a one hour driving distance from Zurich there are many great locations where you can ski/snowboard. This weekend we visited Stoos. The village of Stoos is car free and can be accessed only by a funicular […]

Capadoccia Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloon ride! Our experience of the hot air balloon ride was so much fun, that we felt it warranted a separate blog post altogether. Read about things to do in Cappadocia here, and about the pièce de résistance of our trip, below! As touristy and predictable as it sounds, definitely try to include […]

Hikes near Zurich: Chli Aubrig

Spring and summer are perfect for hiking around Switzerland. Chli Aubrig is a good, medium difficulty hike 45 min from Zurich. This set of posts will highlight hikes that are within 1-2 hours of Zurich. Hike details Approx Time: 4 hours (3 hours 15 min hiking, 45 min break) Approx Distance: 10 km Height Gain: […]

2 days in Lisbon, Portugal: explore and eat!

Lisbon or as it is affectionately and officially called, Lisboa, has become one of our favorite cities in Europe. We talk a lot about ‘feeling the vibe’ or ‘not feeling the vibe’ of a city and for Lisboa we felt the vibe, oh yes! We got to Lisboa early in the morning after our overnight […]

Time-lapse of Toledo, Spain

Toledo is a photographer’s paradise It is one of the prettiest walled cities we’ve visited. Toledo is an hour from Madrid and easily accessible as a day trip. Here’s a timelapse of Toledo around sunset from Mirador del Valle, one of the best viewpoints

Czech Republic beyond Prague: Plzeň & Český Krumlov

While Prague is undoubtedly an important city to visit in the Czech Republic, smaller cities/towns around are also charming, have interesting sites and great food and beer! We spent a day in Plzeň and another in Český Krumlov, and would definitely recommend both for day trips out of Prague. Day trip to Pilsen (Plzeň) Pilsen (Plzeň) is […]

2 days on the Amalfi Coast

From Florence, we headed south to continue our Italian adventure. Being brave, we rented a car a drove from Florence, through Naples all the way to Sorrento. A word of caution: for those used to driving in the US or in most of the other parts of Europe, the streets of southern Italy may not […]