Ljubljana is a city that lands on just about every Slovenia itinerary – and for good reason! The capital city looks like a fairytale with the curving Ljubljanica River flowing through the center and around the hill-topping castle. The pedestrian-only Ljubljana Old City, decorated in ornate architecture and cafe-lined cobblestone streets, is filled with Ljubljana sights!… Read the rest
There is no doubt that the Adriatic Sea along Croatia’s coastline is a stunning stretch of water. Throughout the day, the crystal clear seawater ranges in color from cobalt blue to turquoise, varying in intensity depending on sunlight and depth. But Croatia’s appealing aqueous beauty isn’t exclusive to the shore.… Read the rest
We only had two full days in Seville, Spain but we quickly got ourselves acquainted with the atmospheric town. In addition to seeking out the Seville sights – we made time to enjoy the ambiance of the time-worn neighborhoods in Seville.… Read the rest
The San Sebastian Old Town sits steps away from the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay, with two hills rising at each end of the cove: Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo. While Monte Igueldo is popular for the San Sebastian Funicular that transports visitors to the amusement park at the top of the hill (both of which are top San Sebastian attractions), we were drawn to the green space and meandering paths on Monte Urgull (or Mount Urgull) that lead to Castillo de la Mota San Sebastian.
Hiking San Sebastian: Monte Urgull
On our second day visiting the city (and after another night of consuming too many Basque tapas), we decided to head in the direction of San Sebastian Monte Urgull to stretch our legs and take in San Sebastian views.… Read the rest
One of the things we were most looking forward to while visiting Basque Country was eating Basque food…and we were especially interested in bar pintxos. The culinary treasures are a regional specialty and we heard we could find the best of the best in San Sebastian pintxos bars.
If you are wondering, “What are pintxos?… Read the rest
When we made plans to go to Rome, the purpose wasn’t to take in the sights or to immerse ourselves into the culture. We were going for one reason: to meet my mom and sister. It wasn’t our first time city sightseeing Rome, but it was for them.… Read the rest
During our visit to Portugal, the Lisbon hills gave us a workout, but the reward (besides burning up all the calories from the wine and custard tarts) were the scenic Lisbon viewpoints showing us the brightly colored city from different angles.… Read the rest
Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic – is Croatia’s most visited city. Each summer season, the city sees record-breaking crowds – and as the number of tourists increase, so does the cost of visiting Dubrovnik. But, no need to worry: there are plenty of things to do in Dubrovnik on a budget.… Read the rest
Budapest, as a city, is an extremely affordable destination. However, as we started our research into what to see and do on a Budapest city break, we quickly realized how easily a budget Budapest trip could go bust. Almost every tourist attraction charges an entry fee – some upwards of nearly $20 USD.… Read the rest
Australia was, at one time, considered a budget destination…but those days are long gone. However, I believe that every place can be visited on a budget and Cairns is no exception. Even if it is a jumping off point to numerous expensive activities, there are many things to do in Cairns, Australia on a budget while still experiencing the city’s main attractions.… Read the rest