Thun and Bern: Beautiful Old Swiss Cities

The second day in Grindelwald was forecast to be wet, so it wasn’t worth spending 60 Swiss Franks (about 60 USD) to take us up to the top of the Grindelwald First lift, which had been our original plan.  Instead, we decided to slow down our trip to Zurich with a few scenic stops in…

Grindelwald and the Bernese Oberland

Grindelwald and the mountains of the Bernese Oberland were the highlights of our trip to Switzerland (not counting the friends we visited, of course). The scenery there is so dramatic and beautiful, it doesn’t really matter that Grindelwald itself is a bit touristy. Our friends picked us up from Zurich airport and we drove to…

Split: More than just a transit hub

Split was initially included in our Slovenia and Croatia itinerary out of convenience. It’s the main transit point for ferries from the mainland to the islands and is a bustling city and port. But it’s also worth visiting in it’s own right.  The ‘old town’ of the city is built within an ancient palace, Diocletian…

Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes are on pretty much every traveller’s Pinterest board, and top the lists of most beautiful places in Europe. They were one of our top reasons for wanting to go to Croatia, and they didn’t disappoint. From Ljubljana, we caught a train to Zagreb, where we whiled away an afternoon before picking up a…

What is the best travel resource?

Do you follow a zillion travel blogs for inspiration? Do you prefer the eye appealing Pinspiration? Are you a trip advisor kind of traveller? Or do you prefer trusted guides on paper? Or do you go on full service tours and excursions that take the research out of it? I’m sure most people, like me,…