A Perfectly Charming Cotswolds Day Trip Itinerary

A Perfectly Charming Cotswolds Day Trip Itinerary

If your vision of an English holiday includes stone cottages, rose gardens, and impossibly charming villages, this Cotswolds day trip itinerary is for you. England’s Cotswolds region is frequently cited as the most beautiful area in the country. And once you’ve stepped into Chipping Campden’s village center and strolled along the country roads of Painswick, you’ll understand why.

Read More

2 Days in Edinburgh: Itinerary for First Time Visitors

2 Days in Edinburgh: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

From historic buildings to Harry Potter, there are so many reasons to include a 2 days in Edinburgh itinerary when visiting the UK. Gothic towers, cobblestone alleys, and a hilltop castle lend the city a fantasy-like atmosphere. And with a vibrant arts scene and diverse restaurants, there’s no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh.

Read More

Nara Day Trip Itinerary: The Magical Deer City of Japan

Nara Day Trip Itinerary - Isuien Garden

When people ask me about the must see places in Japan, I always recommend a Nara day trip. With eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, roaming deer, and a stunning Japanese garden, you won’t regret spending one day in Nara!

Read More

Paris Itinerary: 4 Days in the City of Light

After 20 years of dreaming about the City of Light, I spent 4 days in Paris to celebrate my birthday. It was everything I’d hoped for and more, filled with Eiffel Tower views, charming sidewalk cafes, and all the pastries I could eat. This Paris itinerary for 4 days is perfect for first-time visitors who want a great blend of sightseeing, amazing food, and relaxing strolls through the city.

Paris Itinerary: 4 Days in the City of Light view of Eiffel Tower with purple and pink sunrise sky.

Read More

One Day in Stockholm: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

One Day in Stockholm Itinerary

When you hear the word “Sweden”, what comes to mind? Meatballs? IKEA? The lyrics from “Dancing Queen”? Although you can find all of these things in Stockholm, this city has far more to offer. Between its unique museums, gorgeous photo spots, and relaxed atmosphere, spending at least one day in Stockholm is a must for anyone visiting Scandinavia.

Read More

Bruges One Day Itinerary: A Self Guided Bruges Walking Tour

Bruges 1 day itinerary - view of old town with canal and belfry

Belgium’s hottest city is Bruges. This place has everything. Old windmills. Charming cobblestone alleys. A giant plastic whale jumping out of a canal. And with this Bruges one day itinerary, you can see the highlights on foot and still have time for an afternoon beer break.

Read More

One Day in Brussels: Itinerary For First Time Visitors

One day in Brussels: Mont Des Arts

I came to Brussels for three specific reasons: chocolate, waffles, and the Grand Place. I was not disappointed. Luckily, one day in Brussels is just enough time to explore the highlights and fill up on Belgium’s famous food and drink.

Read More

Castle Drachenburg and Königswinter: A Fairytale Day Trip in Germany

Schloss Drachenburg and Konigswinter: A Fairytale Day Trip in Germany

Have you ever wished to see a fairy tale come to life? To walk through a woodland castle and view everything as it looked nearly 200 years ago? If so, I’ve got just the destination for you! Situated a mere 30 minutes from Cologne, the charming village of Königswinter is home to one of Germany’s best-preserved castles: Castle Drachenburg.

Read More

2 Days in Cologne: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

2 Days in Cologne: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Cologne (Köln in German) has everything you could want in a European city. Rich history, impressive architecture, beautiful parks, delicious pastries, riverfront dining… the list goes on and on. While it was the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral that prompted my visit, I enjoyed Cologne’s quieter parks in equal measure. I designed this custom map and itinerary for two days in Cologne to showcase my favorite parts of the city for first-time visitors.

Read More