Great off the Radar Eastern European Cities to Visit

Eastern Europe is a fascinating and romantic slice of the globe to explore. And it generally offers far better value than Western Europe. The secret has long been out of the bag with Prague, which doesn’t offer nearly the same value as it did 15 years ago. But there are several cities that rival Prague,…

Guide to Maximizing Travels in Europe

  We spent six years of our lives divided between Amsterdam and Dublin and were afforded the opportunity to travel around Europe extensively. Bell calls me a “hopeless maximizer” because I have a hard time overpaying for things and strive for the optimum experience for our money. This means we usually don’t travel around major…

Apple Picking in New England, Delicious and Relaxing

  As new residents of New England a few people have actually told us that we must declare our favorite type of apple! Ask anyone around town and they will more than likely tell you that Honey Crisps are where it’s at. We’ve tried those and thought they were delicious, but then so were the…

Toot toot! The North Borneo Railway Conjures British Colonial Past

  Toot toot!! All aboard the North Borneo Railway! On our recent trip to Malaysia, we were very excited about riding a rare, fully re-furbished British Vulcun steam train back to colonial times. Unfortunately, Alex jinxed himself and got food poisoning the night before. We both hoped as the night crept on that it would…