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Monday, January 22, 2024

Two Nights in Gdańsk: Why You'll Want to Include Gdańsk in Your Poland Travel Itinerary

Gdańsk Long Market

When we were planning our Poland travel itinerary, we debated whether to just include Warsaw and Krakow, or to add one more city. Gdańsk seemed like the likely addition, but would it be worth it to include Gdańsk in our Poland travel itinerary? The answer is an emphatic yes!

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Monday, December 11, 2023

How to Spend Two Days in Warsaw

Warsaw Old Town and Royal Castle Poland

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its largest city. Warsaw is the city we flew in and out of for our 13-day Poland vacation. We spent two full days in Warsaw and it was the perfect amount of time to see and taste the highlights of Warsaw.

Warsaw has a historic, old city feel even though 85% of Warsaw’s historic center was destroyed in World War II. Unlike other European cities that sustained damage throughout the war from various bombings, Warsaw was deliberately destroyed by the Nazis as punishment for the Warsaw Uprising. Many buildings were meticulously rebuilt, some with the help of paintings of Warsaw from the 1700s by Venetian painter Bernardo Bellotto, the nephew of Canaletto and often referred to as Canaletto. Replicas of Canaletto’s paintings are scattered around Warsaw. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Mexico City in Three Days: Highlights and Must-See Sites for a Long Weekend

Mexico City History Center

Mexico City is a city bursting with culture, history, and an endless array of culinary delights. Over the course of a long weekend with three full days, we immersed ourselves in the heart of this vibrant metropolis, experiencing the canals of Xochimilco by kayak and trajinera, savoring Mexican cuisine from street food to world-class restaurants, venturing to the iconic Teotihuacan Pyramids, and wandering the historic center and charming Coyoacán neighborhood.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

4 Great Geothermal Spas for an Iceland Road Trip

Mývatn Nature Baths

Geothermal baths are an important part of Iceland’s culture. Every town has its own public pool and it’s where Icelanders gather to relax and socialize. If you’re looking for ways to experience Iceland’s culture, a visit to one or more of Iceland’s geothermal pools or hot springs is a must. A relaxing soak in a hot pool, preferably accompanied by a beautiful Icelandic view, is also the perfect way to recover from jet lag or relax sore muscles after a long hike. I got my best nights of sleep on the days we visited a geothermal pool.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Win a Dream Trip for Two to Los Cabos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations and Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. All opinions are 100% mine.
Dream Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Are you not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet? Perhaps the dream of a trip to Los Cabos Mexico will help! We are partnering with Apple Vacations to share the Unlimited-Luxury® Dream Escape Sweepstakes with our readers. One winner will receive a five-night trip for two adults to Mexico’s Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5 Fun Netherlands Day Trips from Amsterdam or Rotterdam

Barteljorisstraat Haarlem Netherlands Day Trips from Amsterdam or Rotterdam

The Netherlands is a pretty small country, about twice the size of New Jersey.  Every year millions of travelers to the Netherlands stay only in Amsterdam.  Some visit the Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam.  Smart travelers with enough time head outside of the biggest cities to visit some of the Netherlands’ unique day trip destinations which are easily reachable from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Switzerland’s Summers Have Gone to the (St. Bernard) Dogs!

St. Bernard Dogs Things to Do Martigny Switzerland

We are usually spring and fall travelers, but when we learned that hiking with Switzerland’s St. Bernard dogs is an activity that’s only available in summer, a summer Switzerland vacation was booked immediately.