2018, our year in Travel

The Dark Past of the Eastern State Penitentiary

Loch Shiel and Glenfinnan Memorial is a highlight on a Scotland Roadtrip

Ultimate Scotland Road Trip Day 4: Lochs and Islands, Glencoe to Kildrummy

Xochimilco – an unmissable Mexican experience

Going back 500 years at the Old Town Museum, Aarhus

Visiting Cinque Terre: A self-guided trip to Manarola, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore

Bribie Island – Not quite an island getaway

Kilkenny, Ireland’s favorite medieval city

Jerpoint Abbey and its many treasures

Exploring Rupit, a Catalan Stone Village

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Exploring Rupit, a Catalan Stone Village

Rupit is Catalan for rock (from the Latin, rupes) and this historical treasure is carved from the stony hill it is perched upon. Situated 98km from Barcelona, Rupit is the perfect distance for a day trip. We experienced it with two other Catalonian towns from between the 1000 and the...

The Florence Cathedral Duomo Climb

Follow in the footsteps of the greats and climb the Florence Duomo, the dome of Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Cathedral of Saint Maria of the Flower). Situated in the heart of the Pizza del Duomo, this is a historic centerpiece of the Catholic faith – from a time of...

The high speed express trains from Trenitalia get you across Italy in hours

Why train travel in Italy beats driving and bus tours

We have explored Europe on a Eurail pass when we were younger and were able to see more without the stress of driving or the inflexibility of a group tour so when we had to choose between hiring a car and train travel in Italy, the benefits of rail outweighed the freedom of a hire car...