Copenhagen Beer Celebration (again) Top 9

The flight from Stuttgart to Copenhagen, Denmark is just over an hour. We flew Scandinavian (SAS) air which provides a free non-alcoholic beverage - a life-saver when the only direct flight in the morning is at 6 a.m. (coffee!). Stuttgart airport 6 a.m. flights are surprisingly crowded so get there 90 min early vs. the... 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 →

Birthday in Crete, Greece

Again, this needs to be a Part 1. We had no idea how huge the island of Crete actually was. We had been to Greece for my birthday two years ago for an amazing vacation booked through an Amex travel agent to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini (must stay, or at a minimum have a cocktail... Continue Reading →

Tulips in Amsterdam

Bucket list item checked. We booked a long weekend in Holland to take the trip out to see the famous tulip fields and botanical garden, Keukenhof. There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom, with 800 varieties of tulips. Ways to get there from Amsterdam:  Whichever way you decide, buying online ahead of time is... Continue Reading →

January in Budapest, Hungary

  Our friends traveled to Budapest over Christmas and their pictures inspired us to finally book the trip there during our next available long weekend, (a long four-day weekend is definitely not enough time in Budapest, we needed another three days for a full week at least). The direct flight from Stuttgart is under two hours.... Continue Reading →

Munich’s Christmas Market

The Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz in Munich begins Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas. The market booths run throughout the shopping streets and are a bit spread out. It snowed the weekend we arrived which really kicked off the Christmas market season experience. The Neue Rathaus at Marienplatz is gorgeous with the famous moving Glockenspiel we were lucky... Continue Reading →

To be in Italy in an hour

Our view at Villa Jessica, found on airbnb in Sala Comacina. Breakfast each morning da me, Cornetti con marmellata from the local grocery store bakery, italian peaches are the best you will ever eat, blood orange juice, doppio espresso lungo and eggs with Prosciutto di San Daniele. Per-fect. Since I have absolutely no time off... Continue Reading →

Germany in One Year

This past week was one year since we first arrived in Germany. It feels like only a few months ago, but time flies. Weather wise last year, it was 40 degrees when we landed in the morning, our sponsor picked us up from the airport wearing a winter coat, we knew immediately that was a bad sign.... Continue Reading →

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