Trips

 

Everything from food packed weekends in Europe, to longer vacations in far flung locales

 

An art-filled winter weekend in BASEL

Duration: Weekend Basel makes for a perfect culture-packed weekend. The airport is close to the center of town (the 50 bus takes you directly from the airport to the city center - do NOT waste money on a taxi), and it packs far above its weight in the art department....

Our Tanzanian bucket list trip continues in ZANZIBAR

Duration: 11 Days in Tanzania (6 in Zanzibar) We've been to our share of island paradises, but we can't say enough about the clear sparkling waters, the expanses of bright blue sea in the distance, and the sugary whiteness of the sand in Zanzibar that makes it all...

A bucket list Safari in TANZANIA

Duration: 11 Days in Tanzania (4 on safari) Our time in Tanzania and Zanzibar (the island is technically part of Tanzania but we will do two separate writeups as there's so much to share) exceeded all of our highest hopes for an African safari. We have dreamed of a...

A weekend in FLORENCE

Duration: Weekend It's always tourist season in Florence. We've visited in the summer (not recommended), the spring, and recently came in September hoping to escape the crowds. We didn't. The city is tiny, and has so many world renowned museums (most notably the...

PARIS is always a good idea

Duration: A weekend, a week, a month... What can we say about Paris that hasn't already been said? It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, though it is often grey and melancholy, and Parisians love to complain. It has some of the best food in the world,...

Off the beaten path on the French Riviera: ÈZE

Duration: 2 Days With just two days, we wanted to lay in the sun, swim in the sea, and do little else. Nice was too big and too much of a 'city' on the beach, Antibes was perfect last summer, but we wanted to discover a new town along the famed French Riviera. After...

A long weekend in MALTA

Duration: 3 Days We had been curious about Malta for years. The little island (actually it's an archipelago) perched between Africa and Sicily has a rich history of rulers ranging from Romans to Moors to the Knights of Saint John, who ruled Malta as a vassal state of...

Where the heck are the AZORES islands?

Duration: 4 Days The Azores islands boast green rolling pastures, lake-filled calderas, and natural hot springs. It's an exotic destination for nature-lovers, hikers, and anyone who likes the idea of discovering some place in Europe that none of their friends have...

A very English weekend at The Pig on the Beach, DORSET

Duration: Weekend Before moving to England, we had heard about The Pig hotels from their infamous food and music festivals, Smoked and Uncut. We've since made it to stay at The Pig on the Beach twice (there are six Pig locations in total, and two on the way), and can...

Off the beaten path in PUGLIA

Duration: 6 Days We've been returning to Italy for decades, and have travelled to all of the typical tourist cities and towns, but our visit to Puglia offered a completely new way to experience the dolce vita of Italian life. In recent years, the buzz around Puglia...

A long weekend in PROVENCE

Duration: 3 Days Our trip was only three days, but felt like a week off in the best way. We spent languid afternoons sipping rosé by the pool, took long walks through vineyards and castle ruins, and strolled through charming hill towns. Of course we could have stayed...

A long weekend in SWITZERLAND: Gimmelwald, Bern, and Zurich

Duration: 4 Days We were singing 'the hills are alive' one hour into our journey to the Swiss Alps, and felt transported a million miles away from daily life by the afternoon. The air is crisp and clear, the grass is green, the people are friendly, and Swiss...

A week in TOBAGO

Duration: One week Tobago exceeded all of our expectations. Sure, it's an island paradise located in the Caribbean, but we found so much more than that in the incredible kindness of the people, the omnipresence of music, and the wild and undeveloped natural beauty....

A week in NORWAY

Duration: One week Norway is a stunningly beautiful country with dramatic landscapes formed back in the ice age. The fjords offer opportunities for everyone from serious hikers, to casual kayakers, to observant ferry riders to experience the breathtaking beauty, and...

A weekend in BATH, England

Duration: Weekend Bath is primarily associated with two things: the ruins of an ancient Roman bath that put this town on the map, and it's associations with Jane Austen. However, aside from these, I found it to be even more beautiful than expected, with incredible...

A weekend in AMSTERDAM

Duration: Weekend Europe is filled with beautiful, quaint cities but Amsterdam is absolutely one of the most beautiful and approachable, particularly for a short visit. From the moment you walk out of the train station the canals sprawl out in front of you with their...

Winter in VIENNA

Duration: Five days The gilded jewel of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna is a city enthralled with it’s past. Grand palaces and museums abound. Forget Paris with it’s starving artists, and can-can dancers, Vienna is the most glamorous city in Europe, and amazingly, it...

A winter weekend in VENICE

Duration: Weekend I had been to Venice before, but a weekend getaway in January with cheap flights, off season hotel prices, and empty streets revealed an entirely new city. Venice is strikingly beautiful in a way that almost doesn't feel real. Without crowded...

A weekend in COPENHAGEN

Duration: Weekend Home to the world’s happiest, bicycle riding population, and the birthplace of hygge. I’d been dying to come to Copenhagen for years and finally got the chance to make a quick weekend of it in late September. I wanted to walk, cycle, shop all those...

A weekend jaunt to the French Riviera: ANTIBES

Duration: Weekend In need of sun and eager to cling to the last weeks of summer, I booked an impromptu weekend in Antibes in September and it was absolutely perfect. I’d been to Nice before, but Antibes, just a few miles west, is calmer, quieter, more charming, more...

A long weekend in ROME

Duration: Three day weekend Past and present collide in spectacular fashion in Rome. Every time we visit, we are still mesmerized by the Coliseum and the ruins of the ancient Roman forum right in the center of the city with loud motorbikes whizzing past, and modern...

Off-season in MALLORCA

Duration: 5 Days In need of mid-March sun, a friend and I wanted to find a long-weekend getaway with minimal hassle, maximum relaxation, and delicious food and wine. Mallorca fit the bill perfectly and offered much more than we expected. We made the beautiful hilltown...

Budapest weekend details (walk, bathe, shop)

Weekend planning followed the usual MO: pick a bunch of restaurants and coffee shops to try, identify the main sites to see, and just start walking with that in mind. On Saturday, after brunch at Cirkusz, I walked from the Jewish quarter, past St. Stephen’s Basilica...

A Weekend in BUDAPEST

Duration: Weekend I had wanted to come to Budapest for years and was really excited when it finally came together for a quick weekend in February. For me, a weekend felt like the perfect amount of time and I didn't feel the need to stay longer. I stayed in a fantastic...