Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Week 3 feat. Emilia Romagna, Italy

We took our first proper trip of 2019 to the foodie region of Emilia-Romagna in central Italy. Our base was the city of Bologna which has two American-Italian food faves named after it: Spaghetti Bolognese and Baloney. Outside of sharing many meals together (a Valentine Day trip classic), we also made stops at the nearby … Continue reading Beyond Our Horizons Weekly Travel Roundup: Week 3 feat. Emilia Romagna, Italy

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The Eilean Donan Castle near Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

8 Scotland castles reachable by public transport

Continuing the theme of summarizing Scottish travel nuggets into practical posts (see list at the end of this post), here's a list of 8 Scottish Castles reachable by public transport. No car needed for any of these and the list will be a mix of city castles (frequent connections) and remote-ish castles (infrequent connections). Scotland … Continue reading 8 Scotland castles reachable by public transport

Istanbul, Turkey : One of the most beautiful cities in the world

We had visited Istanbul for a whole week ages ago in August 2015 before the birth of this blog. It is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the perfect balance of culture, architecture, friendly people and mind-blowing food. When we prioritized writing about the city, the social unrest had … Continue reading Istanbul, Turkey : One of the most beautiful cities in the world

A day in Cologne, Germany

We were in Germany for a city break mostly based in Dusseldorf and visited the city of Cologne on a daytrip. Here are our highlights of the city (feat. beer, an awe-inspiring cathedral and more). The cathedral - a must visit Right across the Köln Central station is one of the world's best examples of … Continue reading A day in Cologne, Germany

A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

It will be a challenge to condense our long weekend in Rome, our first time visiting Italy, in one post. It was quite a change from the prior weekend spent in central Switzerland during our #monthoftravel. We enjoyed this city absolutely crammed with millennia of history in very sunny weather (finally). No matter how many pictures … Continue reading A weekend in Rome, Italy – Sunshine, food & history galore

Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Night 1)

First things first, this is our 100th post!!! Calls for a celebration. This is a continuation of our first day of travel in Lisbon, Portugal. We pick up this post from our visit to Belem Tower that ended at around 6 PM as dusk was setting in. The main Lisbon attractions that are open after dark are … Continue reading Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Night 1)

Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Day 1)

What does a travelling couple do when Valentine's day weekend starts just 3 days after an epic Iceland trip? Fly out after 2 days to a romantic city of course. ❤ We picked Lisbon on a whim having never been to Portugal before. We were blown away! We thought Lisbon was a romantic as Paris if … Continue reading Lisbon – One of Europe’s most romantic cities (Day 1)

Reykjavik walking tour & attractions – Iceland Day 4

Our final full day in Iceland was dedicated to exploring Reykjavik as much as possible before taking the bus to our final night's excellent AirBnb next to the airport (a wise decision to get a full night of sleep in the middle of a storm). This day solidified Reykjavik's status as one of the world's … Continue reading Reykjavik walking tour & attractions – Iceland Day 4

Book lovers’ day trip to Oxford, England

We did a day trip to Oxford recently before the fall colours went away for the year. By the end of the day we realised that it is impossible to see all of Oxford's sights in a single day. We nevertheless had a fantastic day sightseeing. The city is a photographer's delight with its beautiful architecture, … Continue reading Book lovers’ day trip to Oxford, England