The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea. (Danish writer Karen Blixen)
February is a tough time to be a lot of places, and Vienna is no exception. Volatile weather, gray skies, cranky people — this month is not our adopted city’s finest, and we were very much in need of a getaway.
And what better place to design an uplifting weekend than Copenhagen, capital of the world’s happiest country and a headquarter of Scandinavian style?
Our Christmas trip to Texas was plagued by weather delays, “technical difficulties,” and inexplicable reroutes by Delta Airlines. A 15-hour travel itinerary ultimately turned into a grueling three-day mess, complete with a lost bag. But there was one highlight along the way: an unexpected night in Paris.Read More »
We made a quick run over to Bratislava this weekend. The capital of Slovakia is only an hour by train from Vienna, and though I wouldn’t call it a major European highlight, it was a surprisingly charming stop.Read More »
The semester started at the Universität this month, and we took a month off from traveling as Matt re-adjusts to teaching. We decided to play tourist in Vienna again, since fall is kind of a special thing around here.Read More »
This weekend we attempted a fairytale quest through southern Germany. Instead, we learned some lessons about hotel thieves. But hey, at least there was plenty of beer to drink away the pain of dealing with Bavarians. Read More »
In 2012, we backpacked from Ireland to Croatia over the course of about two months. This past weekend, we retraced our Amsterdam steps, but this time, we had the time and cash to take more advantage of the food culture — and sightseeing — this city has to offer.Read More »