Europe 2014: Venice Daytrip on A Budget

We hadn’t planned on visiting Venice this time around. Which probably didn’t make sense to start with, since it was our favourite place from last year’s trip. We should have known we’d change our mind, especially when we realized how close it is to Florence in the grand scheme of things. We tend to praise how cheap the rail tickets are in Italy, because we’ve … Continue reading Europe 2014: Venice Daytrip on A Budget

Europe 2014: Cinque Terre Charm

To call Cinque Terre “charming” would be the understatement of our entire trip. Is there a word that means “more charming” than charming? If so, that’s what Cinque Terre is. We have no idea at what point it became such a popular choice for tourists–but we totally get it. How can you go wrong with tiny little fishing towns on the coast?? I mean, it … Continue reading Europe 2014: Cinque Terre Charm

Europe 2014: Meeting Mates in 5 Terre (…The Australian Kind!)

Cliches are sort of lame, but some things happen for a reason. Yesterday on our way from Lucerne to Cinque Terre, our final connecting train got cancelled, so we had to wait around for the next one. While we waited, we met Adam and Ben–2 Australian brothers travelling around Italy and were also on their way to Cinque Terre. You can find out a lot … Continue reading Europe 2014: Meeting Mates in 5 Terre (…The Australian Kind!)

Bitten By The Travel Bug.

It would seem that traveling can be compared to getting a tattoo.  Once you start, you just can’t stop.  (That’s what they say, anyways.)  (Although, I got my first and only tattoo 3 years ago and would be completely okay if I never got another one).  Anyways. I totally understand the travel books that claim, “You can’t see Europe in one trip”.  You really can’t.  … Continue reading Bitten By The Travel Bug.

Europe 2013: Gelato 101. From Italia.

We ate a lot of gelato in Europe, especially during the four days in Italy. Because it’s basically everywhere. We feel like we got to the point where we could judge a gelateria based on appearances. Which we were taught never to do while growing up. We did it anyways. (Sorry, Mom). After about 30 scoops of gelato between us, we noticed a trend. In … Continue reading Europe 2013: Gelato 101. From Italia.

Europe 2013: And then we ended up in Narnia. Also known as Venice.

Venice is like another world. It starts when you take a water bus from the airport. And then there are boats everywhere. Boats for absolutely everything and anything. Ambulance boats. Police boats. Firetruck boats. Mail boats. Subway boats. Taxi boats. We even saw a hearse boat. Boats, boats, and more boats. It’s incredible. We didn’t stay directly in Venice. Instead we stayed on the island … Continue reading Europe 2013: And then we ended up in Narnia. Also known as Venice.