Berlin Cheat Sheet

Capping off the Berlin series with a handy cheat sheet that I’m hoping you can use as a quick printed reference, or to help you in your overall planning.  Download the printable guide here. WHERE TO STAY Book at ARCOTEL Velvet Berlin: a four-star hotel in the heart of Mitte that will not break the bank.  …

Cost of chasing the aurora borealis

Checking off the line item “see the northern lights” from our bucket list cost quite a bit but is absolutely worth every penny. Below is a rough breakdown of our budget so you can estimate how much yours can potentially cost, so you can start planning for it: ITEM COST A few things to note: …

Budapest Cheat Sheet

Ending the Budapest series with a functional cheat sheet that I’m hoping you can use as a quick printed reference in your trip, or to help you in your overall planning.  Download the printable guide here. WHERE TO STAY: Stay in the Pest side especially if it’s your first time in Budapest. Save: Opera Garden Hotel …

Barcelona Cheat Sheet

Ending the Barcelona series with a functional cheat sheet that I’m hoping you can use as a quick printed reference in your trip, or to help you in your overall planning.  Download the printable quick guide & map here. WHERE TO STAY: Save: Praktik Rambla at apprxoximately €80/night Splurge: Hotel Arts Barcelona approximately €300/night WHERE …

Food map of Barcelona

There’s paella, and there’s wet yellow rice with 4 pieces of green peas mixed in.  Although Barcelona is known for amazing delicious food, it’s still not free from restaurants that serve… well… bad, inedible items they try to pass off as food.  ¡Que horror!  After 3 trips to Barcelona, I’ve had my own share of not so exemplary …

Getting a Noma reservation

Getting a reservation in Noma is almost impossible.  Almost, but not entirely.  I personally do not know anyone else in my network who has been to Noma, but I am testament to the fact that regular people—not just journalists or food critics—can secure a table.  With a lot of preparation and a little bit of …