20 Years of Couples Travel and Life Abroad

20 years ago we met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium. We were both backpacking solo after college and our paths randomly crossed. I was traveling from the USA and Bell was touring the continent from Australia. We were both heading to Amsterdam with a single overlapping day. Little did we know that several years…

Great off the Radar European Towns

By Alex Kallimanis: Experiential travel has become a buzzword in the industry, even though travelers have immersed themselves in foreign cultures for centuries. While cities like London, Paris and Amsterdam are wonderful to visit, they’re also extremely touristy capitals. You’ll generally get more value for your money (especially in the offseason) in smaller towns and cities…

Brasov: Where to Stay in Transylvania

Brasov is a charming town nestled in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Just 2 and 1/2 hours by train from Bucharest, it is the perfect base to explore this famous region. Brasov’s close proximity to the capital makes it an easily accessible destination for moderately experienced travelers. While Brasov does not yet have an airport, there…

Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Its well preserved 17th century guild houses and lovely canal-side terraces offer a charming backdrop. We were fortunate to live in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city center for 3 and 1/2 years, and have written about the city many times. Here are greats tips to…

Is Sofia, Bulgaria Worth Visiting?

Is Sofia, Bulgaria worth visiting? If you haven’t seen very much of Europe, you may be better off planning visits elsewhere. But if you enjoy off the beaten path destinations, with fewer tourists, then a visit to Sofia might be ideal. It’s also the European Union’s cheapest capital city, so that’s certainly appealing if you’re…