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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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

Christmas Market in Colmar, France

Colmar in France was voted one of the top 3 Christmas markets in Europe in 2016 When we read Colmar was rated one of the top Christmas Market (also called Weihnactsmarkt) we decided to spend my birthday weekend there. Colmar, is approximately an hour from the Swiss-French border in the Alsace region. Logistics and getting […]