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.
In 2016, Ljubljana was awarded the title of European Green Capital.… Read the rest
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
Temples, Massages, Tours, Markets and Food. Without a doubt, these are the five best things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A trip to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without these essential experiences, plain and simple.
However, when planning what to see in Chiang Mai – choosing which temples to visit, where to get a massage, how many tours to take, what markets to go to and where to get the best food to eat – it can start to feel a bit overwhelming.… 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
Lecce, Italy is quintessentially Italian. The historically preserved, walled city is situated in the Puglia region…better known as the Heel of Italy’s Boot. Buried in the twisting cobblestone lanes of the old city center are hidden gems – like Baroque churches, half-revealed Roman ruins, family-run restaurants and artist studios.
The city, rich in tradition, still abides by local customs; all the shops close mid-afternoon and re-open for the time-old tradition of the evening stroll.… Read the rest
There is so much to love about Lecce, Italy – the unearthed Roman ruins, the extravagant Baroque architecture and, of course, the incredibly delectable local cuisine. We spent a month in Lecce sampling everything from traditional fare to aperitivo to scrumptious sandwiches.… Read the rest
Lecce is home to an astounding number of churches; there are 22 churches in Lecce, Italy listed on the local tourist map of the historic city center. Found tucked down quiet cobblestone lanes and featured on spacious squares, Lecce churches were designed to impress.… Read the rest
We rarely visit museums – but in Lecce, Italy we made an exception. The city features numerous museums that exhibit details of the ancient past and focus on the city’s incredible art history. During our stay in the city (that saw a string of rainy days), we visited 6 Lecce museums.… Read the rest
The historic Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Italy is the most beautiful square in the city! Acting as the religious center of town, The Lecce Piazza Duomo is home to some of the most ornately decorated Baroque buildings in Lecce. Unlike most European city squares, the Lecce Piazza del Duomo is enclosed on three sides.… Read the rest