After a late night Ryan Air flight from Porto, we landed in Lisbon. We rented a car from the airport and booked Hotel Mundial because it was a straight shot on the main road without any hills or side streets in old town, plus it had an underground garage (small) with secure parking. If we... Continue Reading →
NYE in Porto, Portugal
We managed to snag one way flight to Porto with a return out of Faro at the last-minute, then a new Ryan Air connection from Porto to Lisbon during the first week of January. From Lisbon, we rented a car to drive the two hours from to Albufeira in the Algrave coast to cap off... Continue Reading →
Day Trip: Gorizia to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Throwing back to last November when we day tripped to Slovenia from Italy.
Lisbon, Portugal – A long weekend is not enough
Lisbon in February is still cold, but the sun is shining so it makes a world of difference compared to dreary Germany. There are regular direct flights from Stuttgart too. Uber is the greatest thing on earth in Lisbon. It cost less than 10 euro to get from the airport to the center - total.... Continue Reading →
London New Year’s Eve
With many thanks to our dear friend Lauren, we set our NYE sights on London to ring in 2018. She had done it the year before and had a great spot. With her recommendations, we had to go! Tickets: The Mayor of London has a website with a ticket sales countdown that begins in September. The... Continue Reading →
Stockholm, Sweden – Where Cinnamon Buns Rule
We flew direct from Stuttgart to Arlanda - Stockholm's main airport. There are multiple ways to get into the city center direct from the airport: express train ($35 per person each way in 20 minutes), bus (about $15 per person each each way, 50 minutes), or there is a super shuttle type service too. There... Continue Reading →
Edinburgh, Scotland in August
To get the flight times we wanted, we connected in Brussels (Brussels Air) on the way there, and returned direct on on the way back on EasyJet. Direct is about a 2 hour flight, with an hour time change from Stuttgart. Uber is a thing there, however there is a premium charge for an early... Continue Reading →
Day trip: Outlets, Soufflenheim pottery town, fresh fish
Much thanks to the colleague who intro'd us to the most useful/fun day trip ever from Stuttgart. First Stop - Outlets In under 1.5 hours, just over the boarder into France from Stuttgart are the Style Outlets Roppenheim. Over 100 stores, most not in Southern Germany, with better deals at Max Mara, Le Creuset, and... Continue Reading →
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