• Europe Travel

    Top 5 Things To Do in Aviemore, Scotland

    A one-street town in the middle of nowhere. Cozy cafes and b&bs. Hiking and adventure activities galore. Known as “The Gateway to the Cairngorms,” there are so many things to do in Aviemore that it’s hard to get them all in. Feeling the distinct need for an escape to nature, Daniel and I grabbed the train up to Aviemore, Scotland for a few days of rest, relaxation, and cute animals last December–and it was everything we needed it to be. If you only have a few days in Aviemore, then here are the top things to do. Traveling to Scotland? Here are a few more posts about my adopted country…

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    Captivated by Captiva Island, Florida

    Disclosure: My trip to Captiva Island was sponsored by the Ft Myers Sanibel Tourism Board. Is there a place in the world that you return to over and over and over again? While I absolutely LOVE exploring new places, one place that stole my heart from an early age (think: literally 1 year old) was Captiva Island. Just off the coast of mainland Florida, this little island just 1.2 miles square is the place where my family would return every year, year after year. It was the place where my mother, sister, and I would take girls trips to chill by the pool, eat delicious food in fun environments, and…

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    Europe Travel

    Is the Copenhagen Card Worth It? (Copenagen Card Review)

    City cards are often one of the best ways to save a bit of money when you’re traveling, and I’m a huge fan of them. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to tell if you’ll actually be saving money. If you’re planning visiting Copenhagen, then you’ve probably had this exact thought about the Copenhagen Card. So is the Copenhagen Card worth it? Let’s find out! Spoiler alert: I definitely think it is. Don’t have time to read the whole post? Here’s a quick breakdown of what the Copenhagen Card offers: Free entrance to 80+ museums and attractions in and around Copenhagen Unlimited public transport use in the Copenhagen region Discounts at participating…

  • schöner brunnen (beautiful fountain) and a christmas market stand in Nuremberg
    Europe Travel

    Nuremberg Christmas Market 2021 Guide: Things to do, What to Eat, and What to Buy

    2020 Update: Unfortunately, the Nuremberg Christmas Market has been canceled this year – but it’s never too late to start planning for 2021! Often touted as the oldest Christmas market in the world, and with plenty of unique traditions, Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of those things that makes it onto everyone’s bucket list. And for good reason. With a plethora of unique traditions you won’t find anywhere else, and the smell of Lebkuchen and Wurst wafting through the air, it’s the perfect place to spend a few days getting into the Christmas spirit! This guide is absolutely packed to the brim with information about Nuremberg Christmas Market, the other…

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    Europe Travel

    Regensburg Christmas Markets 2021 Guide: Where to Go, What to Eat, and What to Buy

    2020 Update: Unfortunately, the Regensburg Christmas Markets have all been cancelled this year – but it’s never too early to start planning for 2021! The Katherinenspital Christmas Market in Regensburg has also gone online 🙂 Tiny, winding alleyways. Colorful houses. A gothic cathedral overlooking it all. Regensburg, Germany is an amazing place to visit any time of year. But visit for the Regensburg Christmas Markets and you’ll be in for an extra special treat! Whether it’s sipping glühwein in the main market or experiencing the romance at the Thurn & Taxis Castles Christmas Market, Regensburg has a Christmas market for everyone. The town of Regensburg is small and compact, as…

  • a train going over a viaduct in a snowy mountain landscape
    Europe Travel

    34 Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter

    Fewer crowds, Christmas markets, and even the chance to see the northern lights… here are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter! Whether you’re anxious to find some winter sun or experience the coziness of wrapping up while it snows outside, Europe in winter has so much to offer. Of course, I haven’t been able to visit all of the best places to visit in Europe in winter (yet), so I reached out to a few of my fellow bloggers for their suggestions! Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter: WESTERn Europe Amsterdam, the Netherlands Recommended by Karen of Local Holland Amsterdam, the Netherlands is…