Top 12 Things to Do in Budapest

Chain Bridge, Budapest

After five years of living in Europe, Budapest remains our favorite city on the European continent. Yes, we like it more than Paris, Rome, or even London. It’s the only place, aside from St. Maarten in the Carribbean and Iceland, that we have returned to time and time again. So just what it is about […]

Battle of the Budapest Famous Baths


Known as the City of Baths, Budapest is a city rich in thermal springs with healing qualities. So, of course, no trip to Budapest would be complete without a visit to the Budapest Famous Baths. But which of Budapest’s historical bath houses are the best to visit? We take a look at the Széchenyi Baths […]

Wine Wednesday: Faust Wine Cellar

Faust Wine Cellar

Welcome to Wine Wednesday! This week let us introduce you to Hungarian wines and Gábor Nagy, owner and wine sommelier of Faust Wine Cellar in Budapest. We met Gábor in 2010 when we first visited Faust Wine Cellar and were so pleased he invited us (and Emma) to stop by for a tasting when we […]

Christmas Markets of Budapest (And Our Mulled Wine Recipe)

Budapest Christmas Market

Budapest remains our favorite European city even after three years of traveling extensively throughout Europe. We love the architecture, the mystery of the once secret caves snaking beneath the city, and the beautiful buildings spanning the banks of the Danube that twinkle as dusk sets upon the city. I love Christmas Markets, so we decided […]

The Traveler’s Guide to Short Breaks

Tim and I in Rome

Not everyone can travel full time. It may seem like it and some months it certainly feels like it, but we don’t travel full time. We both hold full time jobs; Tim has 30 vacation days per year plus government holidays and I have 5 weeks plus 11 company holidays. We’d love to be able […]