Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a fairytale city filled with iconic sights, delectable cuisine, interesting art, nature parks, good craft beer and incredible community events. There are enough Ljubljana things to do to fill an entire week, but for visitors who have just one day in Ljubljana, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s essential experiences.… Read the rest
Packed with iconic sights, an incredible history and a lively nightlife, Budapest, Hungary certainly knows how to entertain its guests! We explore the top sights and attractions into our 3-Day Budapest Itinerary.
Updated for the 2019 Advent Zagreb Christmas Market!
As the crisp air brightens my cheeks and little puffs of breath escape from my mouth, I inhale the scent of sizzling sausages and sweet fritule drenched in chocolate sauce. The tantalizing aroma intertwines with Croatian Christmas music and drifts on a light breeze from the cheerfully decorated wooden huts at the Zagreb Christmas market.… Read the rest
Hiking is one of the best things to do on the Oregon coast! Miles of trails stretch out along the coastline – and we discovered a few of the state’s top hikes near Florence, Oregon. Both state and national parks abound in the area around Florence, providing abundant access to nature via trails and lookout points.… Read the rest
Like most cities in Slovenia, Ljubljana is very walkable. However, the quiant Old Town and bright and wide pedestrian-only streets that run along the Ljubljanica River are only the beginning of the many places to walk in the city center. We think the best place for sunny day strolls are the lush inner-city Ljubljana parks.
There are so many things that make Christmas in Barcelona spectacular! From the fabulous churches to historic Barcelona Christmas Markets to extremely odd Barcelona Christmas traditions, we jumped right in and celebrated the holiday Catalan style! Bon Nadal! (That’s Merry Christmas in Catalan!)
Christmas in Barcelona
When we decided to spend Christmas in Barcelona we had so many questions!… Read the rest
What is it about vendors selling local wares from huts clustered together in a central square that is so appealing? Is it the twinkling lights that are draped on the trees? The sound of music that fills the air? The chill that is warmed by wood-burning fires?… Read the rest
On our first trip to Chiang Mai, I couldn’t wait to get a real Thai massage. Shops offering massages line the streets of the Old City. Advertisements show masseuses twisting clients into strange, pretzel-like positions. For whatever reason (perhaps it had something to do with four straight months of lugging around a too-heavy-backpack), a vigorous Chiang Mai massage completely appealed to me.… Read the rest
When we signed up for a Chiang Mai trekking tour, we were uncertain what to expect. The brochure for the full day trip from Chiang Mai, Thailand promised an array of activities – everything from elephants to rafting to hill tribes and waterfalls – all at a budget price.… Read the rest
An amazing array of Chiang Mai temples dot the landscape of the historic city. It is nearly impossible to be in the Old Town and not have at least one temple in sight. With dozens of temples in Chiang Mai Old City, how do you choose which ones to visit?… Read the rest