Travel planning in full gear

Wow, time has flown!  We have done five of the nine trips that we planned for the first half of 2013 and now I’m in planning mode again for where to go the rest of the year.  There are no more long weekends in Amsterdam from July to December so we have to be very …

What to wear in the desert

Earlier this year I posted about planning our travel wardrobe better and make it a point to travel in style.  I’ve been very good and have stayed true to the 5 rules that I listed out: 1.  Leave the gym gear at home. 2.  Wear colour. 3.  Get inspiration from your destination. 4.  Take a break …

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 …

Beautiful Budapest: Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series on our weekend trip to Budapest, featuring our discovery of Budapest’s resilient charm and exploration of Buda. Our trip to Budapest is our first foray to Eastern Europe.  If we were to base our expectations solely on stereotypes, we would have anticipated to see scars of war and post-communist …

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 …