Halloween Destinations in Europe

Halloween (Oct 31) is a celebration observed in many countries on the eve of All Saints Day (Nov 1). Scientists cannot agree on how exactly Halloween came into existence. Some say it has the roots in Celtic harvest festivals – thus having pagan roots -, while others say it has begun as a Christian holiday.

Top 7 Reasons to Visit Budapest During Winter

Winter in Central-Eastern Europe conjures images of snow, mulled wine, and wearing an entire wardrobe so that you won’t feel cold outside. Over the past years, winter is quite mild in this area but the cold spells can show up anytime (like the 2016-2017 really cold temperatures in late December have proven). While most of…

A Short Layover in Budapest

It was during our return travel from Greece (n.a. in May 2017), that we ended up with a short layover in Budapest. And we made the best of it! Surely, we’ve been to Budapest many times before and we’ve also had layovers before, but this time, the sunny weather and light luggage made us explore…

5 Best European Fall Destinations

Traveling during the shoulder season – spring & fall – has a lot of perks. First of all, the prices are typically lower than during the high season. And, since many people can only get vacation days during summer, fall is when you won’t find way too many travelers roaming the streets of the cities…

11 Reasons Why I Love Italy So Much

Yes, I love Italy. It wasn’t love at first sight, though. It was more of a “best friend turned lover” situation for me. My first trip to Italy was in March 2012. A very budget trip, with a super cheap flight we managed to grab from WizzAir. I discovered the olives, cheeses and that I…

Bird’s Eye View of Dubrovnik Croatia

Croatia is one of those destinations that is popping up on everyone’s bucket list lately, and rightly so! Every nook and cranny of this country is just stunning, including the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik. I’ve been to many major European cities, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik, Croatia.…

Bird’s Eye View over Hamburg, Germany

Hauptkirche St. Michaelis (or, as the locals call it, “Michel”) isn’t the tallest church tower in Hamburg, Germany, but it’s easily the most famous. The iconic steeple – immediately recognizable to anyone familiar with the city’s skyline – rises 132 meters above the street. Visitors can access the observation deck via a lift or a…