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Chennai

Chennai

Chennai isn’t known as a tourist destination. Rather it’s a place people use as a launching pad to explore the south of India. However we think spending at least a day here is worth it as an introduction to Tamil-Nadu. The city is quite sprawling 

Pondicherry + Auroville

Pondicherry + Auroville

When we decided to expand our India trip, many who heard we were visiting Tamil Nadu recommended a stop in Pondy, as the locals like to call it.  Although it is officially named Puducherry, no one ever calls it that. Pondy is the perfect place 

What’s in our Wallet?

What’s in our Wallet?

>PRO TIP< One thing we learned on the road is to definitely have more than one credit card! Our CSR Visa card was compromised (we think in India) and used to buy 500 pairs of Nikes in Philadelphia. Thankfully we still have one more Visa 

Awfully Cool Amsterdam

Awfully Cool Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation precedes it.  It’s a beautiful city and incredibly vibrant, but because we visited during poor weather (scorching hot) and peak tourist season (a summer weekend), we didn’t enjoy it to its fullest. Amsterdam’s metro ticket machines are a bit antiquated, so try to be 

Nice is Nice (and so is Monaco)

Nice is Nice (and so is Monaco)

So Nice was very crowded in the summer, and quite touristy, but it was still a very fun city to walk around and explore.  If you want something a bit quieter, we suggest Antibes (see below).  We avoided towns like Cannes since we were trying 

Côte d’Azur sounds so much sexier than Southern France

Côte d’Azur sounds so much sexier than Southern France

Heck, even the French Riviera and South of France has a nice ring to it.  We should really learn from the French on how to name things.  Also, technically this region is “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur”, of which we saw a lot of.  So below are the 

Sintra Stole Our Hearts – The Day Trip You Must Take

Sintra Stole Our Hearts – The Day Trip You Must Take

A day trip to Sintra is a MUST do from Lisbon.  Admittedly, there was one place in Sintra that snatched most of our time and interest and that is Quinta da Regaleira (more details below).  But it is totally understandable why this town was a 

Perfectly Porto

Perfectly Porto

  After many weeks on the road stopping a few days in each location, we wanted to find a place to stay put for a bit, take it slow and recharge. Y had heard great things about Porto so we decided to go. Even though 

Packing Necessities

Packing Necessities

The following are a list of our indispensibles on this trip.  Most of these links are affiliates, which help fund our trip! FOR ANY TRIP LENGTH PACKING CUBES These sound lame, but truly once you use them you will be a believer.  We share the 

Biking Around the Beauty of Bordeaux

Biking Around the Beauty of Bordeaux

Watching the World Cup Winners #allezlesbleus We already knew finding a seat to watch the 2018 World Cup would be hard.  We had experienced increasing difficulty in Nice for the semis and Marseilles for the quarters, and Portugal and Spain for the groups.  We noticed