Category Archive: Europe

Top Five Small Cities in Europe

To follow up on our Top Five Big Cities in Europe list, here are our Top Five Small Cities, those with populations of fewer than 500,000 people. SEYDISFJORDUR, ICELAND The dramatic drive up… Continue reading

That time we crossed the Atlantic for next to nothing

The purpose of a RTW adventure is to see the world, so it came as a surprise to us that one of our best experiences has been being held captive on a cruise… Continue reading

Top Five Big Cities in Europe

We often use redundant adjectives to describe many of the cities we’ve visited, like “charming” and “beautiful,” but our Top Five Big Cities in Europe offered something more—sort of a sense of breathlessness,… Continue reading

London, England: It’s beginning to feel a lot like…

…Christmas!  Like the continual blending of cultures and ethnicity worldwide, so begins the annual blending of holidays.  We arrived in London on Halloween from Bucharest, Romania, but already department stores were dressed in… Continue reading

Brasov, Romania: “Probably the best city in the world”

Some cities are easy to fall in love with, while others take a bit of warming up to—Brasov, in the heart of Transylvania, Romania, was fortunately the former. While we experienced the coldest… Continue reading

31 Countries in Europe

Actually, we’ll wrap up our first European leg at 32, but those who know Justin knows he has an affinity for the number 31. It also happens to be October 31st, so what… Continue reading

Istanbul: A Turkish Delight

This former Christian city of Constantinople is today a Muslim Istanbul, a city that straddles both Europe and Asia; where East meets West. Two nights of our stay in Istanbul were on a… Continue reading

Sochi, Russia

We had high hopes for Sochi given how we loved St. Petersburg before it and with the Winter Olympics earlier this year, but the city has never been much of an international tourist… Continue reading

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade may be one of the most underrated destinations in Europe.  Even Rick Steves, who covers most of former Yugoslavia, doesn’t have a guidebook for Serbia, and bloggers seem to only praise Belgrade… Continue reading

Perast, Montenegro

Perast is a tiny town on the Bay of Kotor–a great place for perfecting the art of doing nothing!  In fact, we plopped down in an outdoor cafe for lunch and cappuccinos for… Continue reading