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The Layover in Amsterdam {Netherlands}

Thinking of a layover in Amsterdam? Read how we did it in 48 hours! During a train ride to Bangkok in Thailand, my husband and I met 2 backpackers who had been on the road for months. During our conversation, I learned that their trips are spontaneous, meaning they have nothing booked or planned, they plan as they go. They […]

Palace of Versailles {France}

On our last day in France, we decided last-minute to visit Versailles and we ended up spending half a day there. Be advised they are closed on Mondays so plan accordingly. We took the RER train and it took ~40 minutes to get there. Try to arrive early as lines can get really long. Because […]

Lovely Paris! {France}

We made it to France! The last country of our 2 weeks in Europe trip. We spent 4 days in France – 3 days in Paris, 1 day in Versailles. We were pretty exhausted by the time we got to Paris but we were excited to explore a new country. Paris is known for fashion, art, culture, […]

Sun and Beer in Munich {Germany}

If you plan on visiting Munich, Germany don’t go on a Sunday because most places are closed with the exception of beer gardens/halls (okay – restaurants and popular tourist attractions are open too but a majority of stores are closed)! We learned the hard way. We only had 1 day in Munich and it just […]

Castles in Bavaria {Germany}

We hopped on our first overnight 9 hour train ride from Venice, Italy to Munich, Germany to visit some of the world’s famous castles in Bavaria. We arrived in the morning at the Munich train station and immediately picked up a rental car. We drove a tiny smart car where our luggage barely fit (pack light if you plan on traveling via trains and renting […]

Romantic Venice {Italy}

Our adventure continued on a short train ride (2 hours) from Florence to the most  romantic place in the world, Venice! We spent 1 1/2 days there and stayed outside the city, about a 20 minute bus ride from our Airbnb place. There are no roads or cars just boats and canals. You will be doing a lot […]

Best of Cinque Terre {Italy}

A last-minute decision to visit Cinque Terre and we are so glad we did! It was truly romantic and such an amazing place. I needed a break from museums so it was nice to see something different! :). If you enjoy hiking, you’ll fall in love with this place, I guarantee you! Cinque Terre consists of 5 towns […]

A Day in Florence {Italy}

We originally planned for 2 days in Florence but we decided last-minute to venture off to Cinque Terre on the 2nd day leaving us only 1 day to explore Florence. It was definitely less busy than Rome. It was a nice change of pace and environment. We arrived during the evening in Florence via train from Rome which […]

When in Rome {Italy}

Rome was our first stop during our 2 weeks in Europe and we only had 3 days. Ideally, you’d want at least 5 days in Rome. It was our favorite city in Europe! We are glad Rome was first on our itinerary because it was overwhelming due to the crowds and amount of energy required. There’s A LOT of […]

Trip Planning {Europe}

Here are some resources to help plan your trip. We were lucky to know friends that went to Europe (1 month prior to our trip) with a similar itinerary as ours and they provided us very valuable resources. We also did some planning on our own through books, videos, and travel forums. Travel Book We used […]

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