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…

Two Days in Dubrovnik

We caught the high speed catamaran from Hvar to Dubrovnik (the ferries are easy to use and relatively affordable, just make sure to book tickets in advance in the summer) and arrived to our final destination around noon. Fortunately, our Airbnb hosts here allowed us to check into our apartment early, so we ate a…

Visit Ljubljana – You Won’t Be Disappointed!

I’ll be honest-I hadn’t heard of Ljubljana until I started researching our Croatia trip and decided to start it in Slovenia, but I’m so glad we spent a few days here soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the city. It seems like the cafes along the river through Ljubljana are always full and you’re really spoilt…

A Weekend in Chester

If you’re looking for an extremely photogenic city with lots of shopping and restaurants, Chester certainly fits the bill.  It’s on the border with Wales, and has houses dating back to the middle ages (as well as Victorian replicas that are designed to look old!).  We were in town for a wedding, but spent an…

Prague Castle and the Beer Spa

We decided to spend Easter at the famous Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world.  It’s on the top of a hill, across the river from where we were staying, so we spent the morning finding breakfast and wandering across the Charles Bridge and up the hill.  You can see the courtyard of…