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Eating Our Way Through Italy’s Breadbasket

Coloful Emilia Romagna food

Emilia-Romagna is considered by many to be the “bread basket” of Italy, the culinary heart of the country. A two-week visit isn’t enough time to try everything the region has to offer, but we did our best.

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Crossing the Wadden Sea by Horse-Drawn Carriage…Almost

Visitors take a horse-drawn wagon across the tidal flats to Neuwerk Island in the Wadden Sea National Park.

“We’re going to take a horse-drawn carriage across the ocean.” I stared at Laura in disbelief. She repeated herself. I had to admit that I was baffled at what kind of experience we would actually have once we reached the Wadden Sea on Germany’s northern coast.

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A Holy Toledo Walking Tour

The best way to see the Toledo attractions is on a walking tour.

The best way to explore the Toledo attractions is on a walking tour of the Christian, Jewish and Moorish quarters in this beautiful Spanish town. This was the fulfillment of a dream over 25 years in the making.

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What is Albanian Food, Anyway?

Albanian food has aspects of Greek, Italian, and Turkish cuisine. Take a look at the delicious options.

As with everything else when we started planning our trip to Albania, the idea of Albanian food was a big question mark in our minds. For no good reason, our expectations weren’t high, but we assumed we would make the best of whatever we were faced with.

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36 Hours in Lubeck, Germany

The Hanseatic city of Lubeck, Germany, is full of fun things to do an beautiful views -- like this one along the Trave River

The beauty of Lubeck, Germany, is complemented by divine food, great shopping, and a proud history still visible across the city today. With so much to offer, this northern German city is not to be missed, even if you’re short on time.

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Five of the Most Affordable Cities to Visit in Europe Now

There are so many affordable cities to visit in Europe that have lots to offer. Budapest, Riga, Tirana, Vilnius, and Krakow are some of our favorite wallet-friendly options.

When most people think of affordable travel destinations, they think of Asia or certain parts of Central and South America. Europe doesn’t usually make the cut. But the dollar is particularly strong right now, and there are so many cheap places to visit in Europe that have lots to offer.

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