Lille, France: Tips for Visiting

By Alex Kallimanis: Last month, after guiding a small group tour through Belgium and the Netherlands, and taking a week’s vacation to Romania with Bell, I was left with a couple free days before flying home to Boston from Brussels. I wanted to visit France and considered Paris, but wanted to explore somewhere new. I…

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…

How to Move to Europe!

  Thinking to move to Europe? As an American and Aussie husband and wife, who previously resided in Amsterdam and Dublin for a combined 6 years, and currently publishing this while on a work trip in Berlin, we say do it if you can! And for many, you indeed can. This is just a few…

Bordeaux in Summer: Tips for Visiting

Last summer we spent a week in the Bordeaux region of France and it was one of the best trips we’ve taken. Bordeaux itself blends beautiful architecture with a relaxed vibe. There is a fantastic culinary scene to enjoy on the terraces of sublime squares dating back centuries. The UNESCO World Heritage town of Saint…