Tag: Europe

Frolicking in Florence

Frolicking in Florence

Florence is as fabulous as they all say.  Here were our favorites: See Duomo (★★★) Duh, of course you have to see this.  It is beautiful in person and there is a lot to explore.  Buy your ticket online and reserve a time to climb the dome 

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

The Towns of Tuscany (and Umbria!)

After several weeks of non-stop sightseeing we decided to slow down a bit and catch our breaths.  We’d heard a lot of great things about Tuscany so we decided to book an “agriturismo” stay and stay put for a couple of days.  To be fair, 

Chillin’ in Cinque Terre

Chillin’ in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is hands-down the most picturesque stop for us in Northern Italy.  This little group of villages has it all – beautiful beaches, amazing cliffs, strenuous hikes, and incredibly colorful houses.  While it’s possible to do Cinque Terre as a day trip, we highly 

Pitstop in Parma

Pitstop in Parma

  On our way from Lake Como to Cinque Terra, we stopped by this town to stroll around because we love the prosciutto.  Unfortunately, we did not have any parma here, we do recommend the following: Duomo di Parma (★) Free!  A nice, quiet church with 

Ciao Milano

Ciao Milano

After Paris, Milan seemed a bit gray, dull even, the threat of thunderstorms not helping her cause.  However, we lucked out with only scatterings of rain during our brief passing through this city.  Milano also delighted us with bright spots and we enjoyed this industrial city 

Why You Need to Bike in Paris

Why You Need to Bike in Paris

Paris was the perfect way to kick off the trip.  We had a relatively short 10-hour flight that got us in just in time for a walk through Le Marais neighborhood and an easy dinner at a famous falafel shop. My last time here was