Exploring The Vasa in Stockholm

The Vasa Museum is billed as one of Stockholm’s best, and the Vasa has the distinction of being the best preserved Viking ship in the world. Those were our expectations when we entered the airplane-hangar-sized, one-room museum, and as lofty as those expectations were, the museum and ship exceeded them. Erin and I were unaware of…

Our Scandinavian Itinerary

Brian and I returned just a few days ago from 10 days in Northern Europe, and while we’re both exhausted (and one of us is battling a cold…. cough Brian cough), we wanted to give you a quick rundown of our time there, to be followed up with many more detailed posts! We got to…

Churches of Copenhagen

It seems that no matter where we go, the most outrageously gorgeous buildings are churches, and Copenhagen was certainly no exception! The skyline is littered with beautiful buildings, and 90% of them are churches. Here are some of my favorites.

Triberg Waterfalls

After a last-minute cancellation, Brian and I were unable to go to Milan this past weekend (I know, I know – first world problems). Instead of moping about the fact that we were not, at that very moment, gawking at the stupid prices of goods in Milan’s fashion district, we decided to take a day…

Top 5 Things To Do In Málaga

Erin and I visited Málaga in January (incidentally, this is a great time of year to escape Germany), and found it to be one of the most pleasant places we’ve ever travelled. Between the abundant sunshine, beautiful architecture from many different eras, and excellent food and beverages, it’s high on my list of places to…

The Inconveniences of Returning Home from German Festivals

Since moving to Germany in August, Brian and I have been to three of the biggest festivals the country has to offer. These include Oktoberfest, Carnival, and most recently, Frühlingsfest. All of the festivals themselves have been great fun – there was dancing, there was drinking, and there were celebrations galore! I’ll preface the following…

Why Were We Told To Leave Frühlingsfest?

I have no idea why the ornery, old beer server did not want us in his tent. Perhaps he was having a bad day. Perhaps he doesn’t like foreigners (we were American, Irish, Mexican, & Brazilian). Perhaps his heart was two sizes too small. Whatever the reason, he definitely did not want us there. Here’s…

Four Beverages To Try When Visiting Lisbon

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is known for lots of things: fado music, yellow street trams, and the historic Alfama district, to name few. But beyond seeing and doing, there are numerous Portuguese specialties for your taste buds. While visiting the city, we ate excellent seafood, stupid delicious pastel de natas, and numerous other local…

A Trip Through the Alps with K Mau – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of our weekend trip through the Alps. This section includes Füssen and Neuschwanstein. You can find Part 1 here!   Füssen and Neuschwanstein (aka Cinderella’s Castle) We arrived in Füssen on Saturday night, having only spent a few hours in Liechtenstein. Füssen is the closest, decent sized city to Neuschwanstein. It’s quite…

A Day in Düsseldorf

During our trip to Cologne for Carnival, Erin and I took a day trip to Düsseldorf. It took us about an hour to get there from where we were staying in Bonn, and it takes even less time if you’re already in Cologne. Within Germany, Düsseldorf is known for a few things: high-end fashion, dark…