Hop on a plane to Sicily

We were home in Stuttgart for the first time in, for me over 6 weeks. In Stuttgart, Marienplatz Festival was going on that weekend and the apartment was on schedule for a much-needed clean. Well... Instead of all that, we booked the cheapest direct flight we could outta here. Our destination that early Saturday morning... Continue Reading →

Copenhagen Beer Celebration

With no better reason to plan our travels than for beer, Denmark was our new country for May specifically to attend the 5th year of the Copenhagen Beer Celebration festival with 65 different international brewers sampling well over 100 beers, ciders, meads, sours, and even some wine. It was sort-of a reunion too since there were more... 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 →

Firenze

The flight to Florence connects through Zürich and is an easy one (plus Zurich airport has the best edamame at their asian bistro/bar for a snack between planes), the harder part is monitoring the trends in flight costs to get there, for some reason the cost fluctuates from as little as 100 euro one day,... 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 →

Paris for New Year’s

From Stuttgart, there is a TGV fast train that runs a few times per day and takes about three hours to get to the east train station. From there, the metro lines run to all the main points in the city. The metro in Paris is cheap and much faster in terms of frequency of trains... Continue Reading →

A weekend in Amsterdam

A trip to Amsterdam from Stuttgart is usually cheap with several direct flights on smaller airlines. This weekend in early August however, was the first holiday for students in Germany to go on break for the summer, and unbeknownst to us, it was also Amsterdam Gay Pride Week. Needless to say, flights were pricey and hotel options... Continue Reading →

London Town Weekend, Queen’s Birthday

London is a short trip from Stuttgart direct on Easyjet and several other airlines. Book your train tickets into the city online in advance from the airport to your destination. It saves a lot of time waiting in lines on arrival as well as when heading out to catch the train back to the airport.  Our... Continue Reading →

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