So when we decided that we were coming home way earlier than expected we knew travel plans had to change. We knew we were ending in Croatia, since we are staying on the island of Murter for 3 weeks for relaxing end. So as we were making our way down Europe, we had to decide: a) go east and see Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia or b) go west and see Italy. If we went with ‘A’ getting into Dubrovnik was a bus ride, but since we went with ‘B’ it was an overnight ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik. The overnight ferry, for Carolyn especially, was a nightmare… Read more
It was a hot, sunny, beautiful, cloudless day when we set off from Dubrovnik to Split by bus. Thankfully, the bus had air conditioning. We made our way down the whindy road which was on the coast the entire way, making our drive absolutely gorgeous. About an hour into our trek, we saw we were coming up to border control to get into the 5 minute stretch of Bosnia. Fully prepared for this, we had our passports ready.
If you’re looking for a vacation that consists of busy cities with immense history, calm days on the beach, delicious food, the best ice cream you can get, or adventure and hiking, Italy is the place for you. Read more
When I hear “Europe Trip” I think of three cities: London, Paris and Rome. London is powerful, Paris is romantic and Rome is old. We got to spend four days in Rome, which was enough for us penny-pinching non-museum going, walk and gawk at the architecture type of travelers. But if you want to see it all you’ll need a week in Rome to take in all the sights from the religious Vatican to the Roman ruins of the Colosseum. It’s an easy walk city, but do be prepared to walk a lot. Read more
Cinque Terre, Italy: Five picturesque villages situated along the rugged North-West coast, with buildings seemingly built into the hillside and falling dramatically to the sea. We have been so excited to see this UNESCO Heritage site since day 1. To us, these villages are famous and a must on a trip to Italy, but to our surprise many travelers we’ve talked to and told about our plans hadn’t heard of Cinque Terre. We found that strange, but we’d soon find out that that didn’t mean the villages weren’t busy. Since we are on a budget, staying in one of the village was pretty much out of the budget, but staying in the nearby beach town of Levanto wasn’t…