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 […]
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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.
Hong Kong isn’t exactly a budget destination. But after several winters of traveling to cheaper countries, we wanted to switch things up. As a reminder, Andy and I are not luxury travelers, but we’re also not bare-bones budget travelers. We tend to be somewhere in the middle, mostly opting for comfortable hotels and transportation. Here’s […]
I totally botched my short visit to Macau years ago, so I was determined to see more this time around. Andy and I booked 3 nights in Macau in the middle of our Hong Kong trip. Our intention was to see at least one temple, plus check out a casino or two. Here’s how we […]