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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Two things can make or break your trip….your accommodations and your food selections. You can make the most of any city if you have the best place to sleep and delicious food to eat. Agree? So on our holiday to Copenhagen we decided to book an Airbnb instead of a hotel since we were making Copenhagen our home base for a week. Having a kitchen and common area allowed us to come home and relax before dinner or wake up and enjoy our morning coffee with fresh baked goods on our back balcony. We couldn’t have picked the most perfect flat….details below!
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This past April, we traveled to Copenhagen to see for ourselves what a hygge was all about. Not only did we experience hygge, we also saw some beautiful sites. Below are some places we toured while on holiday in Denmark. If you are wanting to check out multiple attractions, we highly suggest getting the Copenhagen Card, it will save you money!!
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Back in 2013, we spent 2.5 weeks traveling Spain. It was quite the trip…check it out HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE (2015) and HERE. Our favorite destination was San Sebastián and little did we know that T would be coming back for work! This past trip was accompanied by great weather, lovely co-workers and some fantastic pintxos hopping. T revisited some of our favorite pintxos bars and found some new ones. Here are some of the highlights of the trip.
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