Firenze in February

Meeting my old roommate from Florence back again in the city we lived is the best time ever. A weekend is never long enough. The weather in February is surprisingly nice and sunny, especially coming from grey and cold Germany. We flew with a connection in Munich this time and Air Dolomiti was a new... Continue Reading →

Bruges Belgian Beer Fest

Bruges is our favorite village in Belgium. Here's our experience over the past two years going to the beer festival. Our flights to Brussels, the hour and a half train ride from the airport direct to Bruges, and 4-star accommodations, the Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert, in the city center came in under $500 total... Continue Reading →

Roma for New Years

Buon Anno da Roma! After a long haul back from the U.S. with one day of work in between, we had planned Rome a while back knowing our friends from Cali would also be in Europe again this New Year's Eve. We had met them for the first time at New Year's in Barcelona and it was... Continue Reading →

Bratislava: Sade, Bagpipes and Cake

Having a weekend free with nowhere to go (rare), we used Eurowings Blind Booking and landed in Vienna, Austria. Having been there before, we searched a nearby trip and made plans to cross the border into Slovakia's capital, Bratislava. We had just been talking about this city in how we should go there because it's... Continue Reading →

Lago di Garda, Italy

Lake Como is famous for fashion factories and George Clooney, but Lake Garda is actually the largest lake in Italy. Staying at the south end of the lake in Garda in Rivoltella, it is almost equidistant to drive there from the Milan airport as it is to drive to Lake Como. It took us about... Continue Reading →

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