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Visiting the wine region of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
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hiking up Lion's head
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Why Kotor, Montenegro, totally blew us away 910
Porticos, leaning towers, and one of the coolest churches we’ve seen -  the unique sites of beautiful Bologna, Italy

Porticos, leaning towers, and one of the coolest churches we’ve seen – the unique sights of beautiful Bologna, Italy

Some people (including Spanky) will shoot me for saying this – but I was actually more impressed with Bologna than I was with Verona. It might not have as many points of interest as Verona but the sights in Bologna are unique and you won’t find anything similar anywhere else in Italy.

Things to see in Verona, Italy. And questioning why Juliet’s House is so darn popular.

Highlights of Verona, Italy. And wondering why Juliet’s House is so darn popular.

When we told people that we were going to Verona we had a few – manly men even – ask us if we were going to visit Juliet’s House. For those who don’t know (as we didn’t) “Juliet’s house” relates to Romeo and Juliet, the fictional tragedy written by Shakespeare using Verona as a setting. [...]

Padova (Padua), Italy. And how we saved Big Bucks (on Airbnb) using it as a base in the Veneto region

Padova (Padua), Italy. And how we saved Big Bucks on Airbnb using it as a base in the Veneto region.

One of the things we always have to do when planning our time in Europe is juggling between Schengen and non-Schengen zones. When it became apparent in March that we wouldn’t have to go back to Canada for the summer, we decided that we would spend most of the summer (May to July) in Croatia. [...]

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Photo Essay: Why we keep falling in love with Prague

This was our 3rd time in Prague. The first time we spent 3 months here. Last year we came back and spent a week. This time we came back for a month, getting some dental work done and enjoying the city all over again. Here are a whole bunch of photos taken over the month [...]

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Cape Town: Thoughts on people, race, politics…and why we can’t agree on South Africa

We were sitting having breakfast after a long workout at the gym when Lissette said it. “You could retire here, couldn’t you? I can see it by the look in your eyes. I couldn’t”. I protested with all the logical reasons why I couldn’t retire in Cape Town but halfway through kind of gave up…she [...]

Croatia's 10 Best Hikes

Croatia’s 10 Best Hikes

Two countries have stood out for me after 2 years of full-time travel: South Africa and Croatia. What do they have in common? Rugged mountains, beautiful coastlines…and incredibly scenic hikes. We spent 3 months in Croatia last year, staying in Airbnb apartments as we covered most of this country. Looking for something more luxurious? Well, how about [...]

Würzburg, the city of churches. And why Germany is the “most civilized place on earth”

Würzburg, the city of churches. And why Germany is the “most civilized place on earth”

I don’t think we’ve seen as many astounding highlights in one small city as we’ve seen in Würzburg. Over the course of one afternoon we saw Würzburg’s version of the Charles Bridge (the Alte Mainbruecke), a huge castle with great views (the Marienberg Fortress) as well as a whole bunch of churches (the city is actually known as [...]

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Lady, can you please shut the F*ck up?

Travelling is not always pretty. The worst aspect of travelling for us is dealing with humanity. Case in point: our recent 13 hours getting from Prague to Padova (Italy). Some uncensored thoughts along the way…

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