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, […]

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Day trip to Metz, France

2 hours from Paris by train is the cute city of Metz. It has enough to see, eat and drink and is definitely worth a day trip. For things to do in Paris, check out our post here. We drove there from Zürich, took us 4 hours driving through the pretty French countryside. Being very […]

New Year’s Eve in Cartagena, Colombia- Walking the old city & fireworks!

Combing the streets of Cartagena! Cartagena is a beautiful walled city that is almost a gateway to South America. Located in the northern part of Colombia, it has a very European feel to it, yet is as South American as they come! Always warm and inviting Cartagena is known for it’s ‘magical realism’.     […]

Two days in Quito- in and around the city

Our trip to Ecuador made me want to start this blog. It was planned fairly spontaneously and the plan was to improvise  as we travel through the country, so it gave rise to lots of opportunities worth blogging about! Day 1 was a big shock to the system. As soon as we landed, we realized that English is […]

Hidden labyrinths around San Francisco

Looking for something to do off the beaten path in the San Francisco Bay Area? If you don’t mind short hikes there are hidden labyrinths worth visiting in Oakland and San Francisco. Both are true labyrinths i.e. only one path to the center rather than a maze, which offers several choices. Read on! Labyrinth at Lands End, […]

2 days in Banff National Park-Day 1

Day 1 We went to Banff at the end of our Canadian trip. We flew into Calgary Airport and the drive to Banff is just over an hour. Since it is so easily accessible, there were a lot of people at the park. But it’s so huge and there’s so much to do that we […]

2 days in Regensburg- there’s more to Bavaria than just Munich

Regensburg is a beautiful town in Northern Bavaria, approximately one hour from Munich. It makes for a great day trip from Munich or even spend a couple of days walking and exploring the history and beer. The medieval town is on the banks of the River Danube (or Donau as the Germans refer to it) and […]