Other than a marching band trip to Los Angeles when I was 14 and a long weekend in San Francisco in 2010, I hadn’t spent much time in California, so I was looking forward to seeing a few of its most famous national parks. Andy and I had rented a Jucy Van, so we were […]
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With the Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik, Split, and the rest of the Croatian coast being such huge draws, Zagreb usually ranks pretty low on travelers’ wish lists. When Andy and I were in Croatia a little over a year ago, I had hoped to spend a couple of hours in Zagreb while in transit, but it […]
When I was in my mid 20s, IKEA opened its first store in the southeast US in Atlanta, just a few miles from where I lived. Even at that age, I viewed IKEA as kind of cheap. Not rock-bottom cheap, but a still a pretty inexpensive option. I was fine with shopping there for small […]
Finland and Estonia are not cheap countries. Especially Finland! But Andy and I knew that going into it, so it wasn’t a big surprise. You can do travel cheaper than we did if you’re a budget traveler but if you’re more mid-range like we are, this is a good look at what it costs to […]
Tallinn is one of those cities people rave about. It’s not as well known as Rome or Paris or Prague, but for Eastern Europe, it’s one of the more popular places to visit. And yet, I just couldn’t get into it. It’s cute, and I loved the medieval look of the old town, but it […]
After spending more than two weeks in Russia on a Russia river cruise, Andy and I hopped on a train from St Petersburg to Helsinki. In my quest to get to every country in Europe, I couldn’t resist going to Finland when it’s RIGHT THERE. Since there’s a lot more to Finland than Helsinki, we […]
The first part of our Russia river cruise with Viking included Moscow and several other towns as we sailed north. If you missed it, check out scenes from a Russia river cruise part one over here. Now I’ll pick up where that post left off. Here’s the rest of what we did on our Moscow […]
This summer, Andy and I took a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg. We spent 12 nights on the ship, plus we booked extensions for two nights each in both Moscow before the cruise and St Petersburg after the cruise. While being on a fully organized extended tour like this isn’t exactly our […]
Andy and I continue to explore different cuisines in Berlin with the Berlin International Restaurant Project. This time I’m telling you about our experiences with an Irish pub, a Dutch burger place, and a Japanese restaurant that isn’t sushi.
It seems I’ve fallen a little behind on writing about my Berlin International Restaurant Project. So now I’m trying to catch up on all the ones I’ve been to since I wrote about Turkey and Indonesia. The three I’m telling you about today were all street food of some variety, not traditional restaurants.