2 days in Verona, Italy

Verona is a hidden gem, rich in history and right at the entrance of Valpolicella wine country. With 2 days to spend, we recommend day 1 in Verona and day 2 in wine country. Top 5 things to do in Verona 1. Take a walking tour – As in any city, we always recommend going […]

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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 […]

Zurich in spring/summer- 5 top things to do.

Spring and summer are the best times to visit Switzerland and May – September are the best months. With the dark cold winter coming to an end, by March the days are already longer and the trees begin to look green again. April can be cold, so if you’re willing to face the unexpected odd […]

Experiencing a sauna in Finland

Our experience at a Finnish sauna. A must-do on your next trip to Finland

1 day in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and a wonderful city to go visit for a day or two. It’s perfectly accessible by air, bus/train from mainland Europe and by ferry from Helsinki. We took the ferry from Helsinki – it was a short, two hour ride and turned it to be very comfortable. Here are […]

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

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 […]

Day trip from Cartagena: Volcan de Totumo 

Volcan de Totumo is a day trip from Cartagena. It is highly reviewed and recommended in TripAdvisor and other travel sites, so it first came across as a tourist trap. We resisted but in the end were very happy we tried it out. Let me start by saying it is touristy but well worth the […]

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, […]