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Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria
 

Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria

My Top Five of Bulgaria Want to go somewhere different? With some incredible scenery, friendly people, and wooden monasteries perched on mountains? Look no further than Bulgaria! I loved our...
The Imperial City of Milan
 

The Imperial City of Milan

Fixed like a giant spider-web on the map, Milan stands out as one of Italy’s greatest, and most dazzling, metropolises. We had heard people say Milan’s a commercial capital without much else to...
In Fair Verona
 

In Fair Verona

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” … The family finds themselves in a city alive with romance, drama, and the shadows of two of the world’s most famous...
Dante’s Inferno in Slovenia
 

Dante’s Inferno in Slovenia

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri, The Inferno From the top of...
The Ukrainian Wonder of Kamyanets-Podilsky
 

The Ukrainian Wonder of Kamyanets-Podilsky

The man who scouted out the location of the Ukrainian fortified town, Kamyanets-Podilsky (fortress of stone), must have received a shiny, gold star for his brilliance. Surrounded by a 100 foot deep, natural canyon,...
Walking the Streets of Troy
 

Walking the Streets of Troy

          We leapt excitedly off the bus to find a familiar row of stalls and shops set up along the dusty road into the archaeological site of...
Five Things I Loved in Poland
 

Five Things I Loved in Poland

My Top Five of Poland Poland is a country rich in culture and full of surprises. Nathanael and I spent about three weeks in Poland, but easily could have spent more...
Vilnius, a Dog has the Right to be a Dog
 

Vilnius, a Dog has the Right to be a Dog

         Early in the morning we bid a sad farewell to Ola and John, our most gracious Workaway hosts in northern Poland, and prepared ourselves for the...
Family time in Dombestein
 

Family time in Dombestein

What a whirlwind the past week has been, it’s hard to believe that just over a week ago we were jumping on a plane for Norway. We’ve been up to...
Top Picks of Scotland
 

Top Picks of Scotland

My Top Five of Scotland It has been a little while since my last top picks entry (Finland), so here is an overdue entry of my top five picks of Scotland!...
‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…
 

‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…

‘Neath ancient Rosslyn waits secrets so secret nobody really knows what the secret is anymore. Some say the Knights of the Templar stored vast riches in the tombs of Rosslyn...
Bright Lights of Ljubljana
 

Bright Lights of Ljubljana

We arrived into Ljubljana a bit earlier than expected, but excited nonetheless. We were right on time to watch the Christmas lights start going up and in just a few...
A Peek into Innsbruck
 

A Peek into Innsbruck

Looking at a map, you can see the province of Tyrol, the leg of Austria (kicking Switzerland in the face) with the capital town of Innsbruck stuck to its shin. Nestled there in the Karwendel...
In the beginning… there was Bergen!
 

In the beginning… there was Bergen!

At long last the countdown is done and the time has finally come to disembark. Our plane left from Vancouver at 1:30 in the afternoon on October 23rd, through Seattle...
Five Awesome Places in Hungary
 

Five Awesome Places in Hungary

My Top Five of Hungary We spent a few weeks in Hungary, travelling mostly in the area around Budapest, and I loved it! It was a country I didn’t know...
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)
 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)

Italy’s infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa attracts over a million tourists a year, so we thought it was time to join the flock and see what all the fuss is...
Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania
 

Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania

We had finally arrived in fascinating land of Transylvania, Romania. We had been eager to visit for quite some time, even more so after speaking with Gabor, a big fan of...
A Crash Course in Castles PART I
 

A Crash Course in Castles PART I

         Before coming to Britain, even before embarking on our European journey, I would often sit and dream of treading through stone passageways, patrolling the length of...
Cinque Terre, a Photographer’s Paradise!
 

Cinque Terre, a Photographer’s Paradise!

After ecstatic hugs and a flurry of gleeful giggles, the whole family piled into the rental van and away we went! There were some hairy moments puzzling out the toll...
Into the Heart of Istria
 

Into the Heart of Istria

In the land of Istria: a broad peninsula jutting from Croatia’s northern coastline, one can wander through seaside fishing villages, clamber up to hilltop citadels, and rediscover leftovers from the might...
Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!
 

Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!

Hello, Montenegro! Time for a last bit of fun in the sun before the winter closes in on us once again! We arrived in Bar, Montenegro late in the evening...
Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik
 

Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, has been the most impressive “old town” we’ve ever visited on our incredibly long journey. An extraordinary citadel set on the rocky shores of the...
Five Reasons You Need to Visit Romania
 

Five Reasons You Need to Visit Romania

Top Five of Romania Romania is wrapped in an aura of mystery and timelessness. Even today when we mention Romania, people still seem a bit in awe by that sense...
The Land of the Danes
 

The Land of the Danes

We crossed the bridge from Sweden to Copenhagen. In the water towered several wind turbines, blades spinning silently in the distance. The bridge snaked to the other side of the...
My Five Favourites of Slovakia
 

My Five Favourites of Slovakia

Top Five of Slovakia Ahhh Slovakia! Imagine the dramatic peaks of the Tatra Mountains, hearty food, and medieval castles– does it get much better? Modern, thriving Slovakia is a popular...
Top Picks of Sweden
 

Top Picks of Sweden

My Top Five of Sweden In the continuing series (check out the rest of Scandinavia too with Norway, Finland, and Denmark), my top picks of Sweden! Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala Gamla Uppsala is the original...
The Grand Canals of Venice
 

The Grand Canals of Venice

Ahhh Venice… a labyrinth of stunning architecture and alluring attractions, riddled with canals and trampled by 20 million tourists each year. Everybody wants to come to Venice and realize that romantic image of Italy we...
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