Zermatt, Switzerland is home to one of the most famous mountains…The Matterhorn! Famous so much, Disney designed one of their rides after this Swiss Alps Peak. Zermatt was one of the most lovely ski villages we had been to. The car-less streets are lined with boutiques, restaurants, chocolate shops and bakeries. It’s a year-round village that attracts hikers and skiers from all over the world. The region called “Matterhorn glacier paradise” is Europe’s largest and highest lying summer skiing region. Numerous national ski teams train here in the summer. The region is legendary amongst mountaineers: the Haute Route, a challenging international route that takes several days to complete, leads from Mont Blanc to Zermatt. We visited Mont Blanc this past summer – post HERE.
We LOVED Zermatt and can’t wait to go back and enjoy more après !
It was our first time in staying in Milano. Kay had passed through Milano Centrale on the way to Lake Como 10 years ago while studying abroad in Florence. Milan is a high fashion, fast-paced metropolis. Very different from other Italian cities we have visited. It’s the city of the future, where people really care about what they are wearing, creativity is big business and work drinks are an art form.
There are many different neighborhoods – some of our favorites being Porta Nuova/ Isola and Brera. We enjoyed walking the streets and exploring this Northern Italian city, but wouldn’t make a special trip back unless we had to pass through or had work there. If you find yourself in Milano, be sure to check out these spots and you will be sure to have a lovely time ! Continue reading “Milan, Italy”
Being one of the youngest countries in the world (declared their independence on June 3, 2006), Montenegro was one of our favorite places we went during our holiday. Though we spent very little time in the beautiful country, 1 day, we would 100% go back and stay longer!
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Dubrovnik is the walled city where Game of Thrones was filmed. It’s a town that attracts many tourists each year, especially in the Summer months. A little too crowded for our liking, but we found some hidden gems that changed our first impressions of the city.
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Needless to say, we never ran out of anything to do in Hvar. Below is a summary of activities and places we ‘played’ at. The list isn’t complete since we had a couple more adventures to check out….guess that means we have to go back!
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Hvar was what we were expecting plus a thousand times. We loved staying on Hvar and wish our 3 nights were more like 5! The island is a destination for many Europeans for holiday and stag and hen parties. It’s an island of beautiful people, yachts, delicious food and authentic culture. Though the island is full of travelers, the locals that live in the homes above the main square keep the tradition of cooking famous Dalmatian recipes which you can smell from a far, they enjoy the company of their neighbors by sitting outside conversing and playing cards and keeping their businesses open by selling their crafted goods. Hvar revolves around boats….taxi boats, holiday boats, fishing boats and ferries. In the next two posts (yes, we are tributing two posts to Hvar since we loved it SOOO much), we will be sharing the sights we saw, restaurants we ate at, where we had fun, our accommodations and where to shop! Enjoy!! (Because we sure did!)
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A quick flight from Geneva, we finally landed in Split via EasyJet*. It was a beautiful landing flying over the islands surrounded by blue waters, boats and Europeans on holiday. Croatia has been a place we’ve wanted to go, but just haven’t had the opportunity to travel there. Since we were in Geneva, flying to Split was not even a second thought in our mind since it was direct, cheap and less than 2 hours away! We enjoyed spending one night in Split to kick off our Croatia holiday! See tips below.
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Napa, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Mendoza, Willamette Valley are all the popular places to go wine tasting, so why isn’t Lavaux region on that list? The views itself are incredible and the wine was up to par to the top producing wine regions around the world. Lavaux consists of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that stretch for about 30 km along the south-facing shores of Lake Geneva. Since July 2007, the region is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And since 2016, the vineyards of Lavaux are not treated with synthetic pesticides any more. Clean wine…clean drinking! The main wine grape variety grown here is the Chasselas.
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One the the highlights from our visit in Geneva, was the day trip to Chamonix and Mont Blanc. We booked this full-day tour using Viator and can be viewed HERE. Find out more of what we did and saw on our lovely day in France/ top of Europe.
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Geneva was a city that we had wanted to travel to since we participated in Model United Nations in High School. Geneva is the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations. It’s also the headquarters to the Red Cross, global hub for diplomacy and banking and hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. We were lucky enough to travel to Geneva during the summer months, which allowed us to see the city alive with crowded streets, boats on the lake and blue skies.
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