Our off-season road trip through France was always doomed. It’s not just that Jeremy and I seem to attract disaster like magnets made of whatever the opposite of disaster is. But we have particularly awful luck when it comes to cars. But here we were, renting one in France in January. What could go wrong? … Everything, of course. This is the story of our doomed French road trip. Or as I like to call it, the story of the time we ran a BMW into into a medieval castle.
When we stepped off the plane in Copenhagen on a brisk December afternoon, we weren’t sure what to expect. We’d seen pictures of Europe in the winter, which had given us high expectations of fairytale castles dusted with snow, Christmas Markets filled with good cheer, and random carolers stumbling around drunk off of pudding or whatever like a scene from a Dickens
Well, not only is Copenhagen the EXACT vision of that European Christmas dream that we had been unrealistically hoping for, but it’s somehow EVEN BETTER. There are the canals of Nyhavn dotted with colorful tall, thin houses, adorned with wreaths and pine boughs. A Christmas Market around every corner, wafting the tantalizing smells of gløgg and sizzling bratwurst and fluffy aebleskiver. Hygge floating around giving imaginary air-hugs in droves. Copenhagen is a holiday dream come true!
Brussels, Belgium is home to a bunch of really weird, quirky, totally offbeat museums. In Brussels, museums aren’t just places to learn about art and culture and history. Museums in Brussels can also be places to drink beer, eat chocolate, get sort of creeped out, wander through the sewers, have your mind blown, explore conspiracy theories, and see a lot of dicks. (Don’t worry. They’re art dicks. So it’s educational.)Let us take you on a journey through the best museums in Brussels – both conventional and totally weird.
Barcelona, Spain is home to many wonderful, amazing things. Balmy beaches. Catalan food. Fantastical buildings created by the famous architect, Gaudi. Spanish wine. Ancient, winding, narrow streets. Tapas. Towering Gothic churches. Catalan food, tapas, …. and Spanish wine. Ok, maybe we were a tiny bit biased. But we were mostly looking forward to the food and wine in Barcelona. Can you blame us?
Bruges, Belgium is the most ridiculously romantic little medieval town in Europe ever. You can barely take a step without being swept off your feet by swans, horse-drawn carriages, chocolate shops, little lace shops, and other insanely cutesy things worthy of a bad romance novel. It’s enough to make even the most unromantic couples feel a little bit frilly. Here’s our list of the most adorable things to do in Bruges in winter for couples!
It’s no secret that we love a good food tour when exploring a new place. Food tours are the best way to explore a city on foot while learning about its culture and history, in between stuffing yourself with as much excellent local food as you can stand. So we couldn’t leave Brussels without doing a Belgian food tour that focused on our two favorite Belgian icons: beer and chocolate (sorry, Jean Claude Van Damme). Luckily, The Brussels Journey created a tour that combines the best of 2 worlds: the Brussels Beer and Chocolate Tour! Get you a tour that can do both.
There are many different kinds of hostels: some hostels feel like college dorms; some feel like futuristic pod-homes; some feel like mountain sanctuaries; a few even feel a bit like hostel summer camp. Every budget traveler has their favorite “type” when it comes to hostels. But there’s one type of hostel that is universally loved […]
Bremen, Germany is a fairytale town – like, literally famous due to a fairy tale – that we’d actually never heard of before we began planning our trip to Europe. But we absolutely fell in love with Bremen! From adorable Christmas markets to stunning architecture, winter in Bremen is a magical holiday wonderland, filled with good cheer, delicious food and historic beauty.
Searching for Copenhagen castles, we found many group tours that were way out of our budget! But where there is an expensive group tour, there is usually a cheaper, self-guided DIY way. Here’s how to see Frederiksborg Castle and Kronberg Castle (the setting of Shakepseare’s Hamlet) in one day! Visiting the Copenhagen castles is one of the best and cheapest day trips from Copenhagen.
Winter in Copenhagen, Denmark is a Christmas dream: hearty stews, warm spiced wine, crackling roasts, and festive Christmas Markets cover the city. Danish food is at its best during Jul (Danish Christmas). From sweet pickled herring to apple pancake puffs, the holiday food in Copenagen is unique and absolutely delicious.