Views from Salto do Cavalo lookout, Sao Miguel

Introducing You To The Beautiful São Miguel, Azores Islands

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

Have you ever heard of São Miguel or even the Azores Islands? Don’t worry, never had I until a few months ago. I was aimlessly scrolling through facebook and stumbled upon a post about wellness retreats in Europe that won’t break the bank. Immediately I clicked on the link thinking, “oh that sounds exactly like something I need to know about”. As it turns out Furnas Boutique Hotel on São Miguel, … Read More

Wedding rings

Are You Considering A Destination Wedding?

Written by Michelle / Photos by Basilico Studio

Planning a destination wedding may seem like your worst nightmare but I’m here to tell you that it’s not that bad. You love to travel. You have your favourite cities that you may have visited numerous times. You’re on a high because the love of your life has just proposed to you, perhaps during one of your many travel adventures (as David did while we were in Leiden, Holland). Now … Read More

Tio

A Very Spanish Christmas

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle

I originally wrote this post in 2016 but forgot to publish it so please read in retrospect. Despite the late publication, David and I wish you all a year filled with many wonderful travel experiences…. When you have a partner it is always tricky trying to balance where you will celebrate Christmas each year. Since I am from Australia and we live in Germany it is a lot quicker, easier … Read More

Ceremony Table

Simple Ideas On How To Create A Beautiful Travel-Themed Wedding

Written by Michelle / Photos by Basilico Studio and David

There are so many decisions to make when you start planning a wedding and so many resources out there that actually make the decision harder rather than easier. It can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. My advice would be to start thinking about what sort of wedding you and your significant other would like. This may be determined by the season so perhaps picking a possible date or at … Read More

Pintxos in San Sebastian

The Ultimate Survival Guide to the Pintxo Bar Hopping Experience in San Sebastián

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

You might have already heard of San Sebastián or maybe you have heard of Donostia, as they call it in Basque. However, perhaps you were not sure where it is exactly. In this case, go grab a map of Spain, draw a line between Bilbao and Bayonne (France) along the North Atlantic coast and there it is, hanging at barely 20km from the Spanish-French border. San Sebastián is best known … Read More

Bath

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Bath

Written by David / Pictures by Michelle & David

With this new post of our series “How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In…” we want to tempt you with an opulent weekend in Bath, England! I consider myself a seasoned traveller but few English towns have positively impacted me as much as Bath and its surroundings did (except for Oxford). And apparently, Bath has been a place of inspiration for some time now. Even the romantic 1800s novelist Jane … Read More

Walking Erice

Erice, a Secluded Piece of Heaven Under the Sicilian Sky

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

More often than not, when on the road we like to search for that hidden gem that will make the trip an unforgettable experience. Sometimes we just explore the area and take our chances; sometimes we take a map and plan ahead. And that’s how we found Erice while wandering around Sicily, hidden in the west corner of the island, on a hilltop by the sea in the outskirts of … Read More

Rioja

Exploring the Beauty of the Rioja Wine Region in Spain

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle and David

It is very noticeable as soon as you are in Rioja country. The lush, green rolling hills of the Basque Country are left behind and the land almost instantaneously becomes dry and brown, dotted with the lush green vines of grapes. Driving on the winding roads that are one lane each way with the odd one-way bridge is your entrance to this famous Spanish wine region. There is a serenity … Read More

Munich

How to Rediscover Munich with TripScout

Written by David, pictures by David and Michelle

When it comes to city touring, we are more of the improvising explorer type and less of the  planning ahead type. Nothing can beat the thrill of discovering places that have been under your radar even in your own town and that’s where TripScout comes into the game.

Grand canal Venice Italy

The Smarter Way To Visit Venice

Written by Michelle/ Photos by Michelle and David

Everyone knows of Venice whether they have visited or not. Everyone knows that it is a city built on water creating a labyrinth of canals, a city without roads or cars. A unique city, like no other in the world.  For this reason, a city that attracts tourists from around the world all year round. Some people shy away from tourist attractions because they want to travel “off the beaten track”, … Read More

High tea hall

Your Guide to High Tea Around the World

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I have been a big fan of high tea for some time now. I don’t know what it is that I like so much. Maybe it is the delicious, miniature morsels of food that you get that are comprised of both savoury and sweet delicacies. Maybe it is the fact that I normally choose the champagne option. I’m not a massive fan of tea so that’s certainly not what draws me to high tea, ironic I know. Perhaps it’s the atmosphere of each of the places, normally classy, in beautiful locations and/ or with magnificent views. The whole experience is just so civil and lovely. Everyone is always happy at high tea.

Leiden

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Leiden

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

For most, a visit to the Netherlands boils down to a short stay in Amsterdam, strolling along the many canals of the city and enjoying its endless red and green pleasures, if you know what I mean. If that’s not enough for you, you’ll be very happy to know that Holland is far more than that and with this new post of our series “How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend … Read More

Oxford

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Oxford

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Most people have heard of Oxford even if they haven’t been there. Best known around the world as having one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. In more recent times it is possibly more well-known for some of the Harry Potter filming locations. Regardless of why or how you know about Oxford, I can assure you that there is more than you realise to this Oxfordshire town. … Read More

Scouting for Street Art in London

Scouting For Street Art In London

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

If you’re reading this, chances are you love travelling and you don’t really like or even hate visiting those popular tourist attractions that everybody can find in the traditional travel books, let alone following that characterless tourist tour around town. If this is you and you are planning your next trip to London, you’ll love it here. London is a fascinating city with a lot to see. If you are … Read More

Spanish Tapas

Do You Really Know What Spanish Tapas Are?

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

I think you will agree with me when I say that trying dishes of other countries is another way of exploring the world, a way of traveling and expanding your mind that you can enjoy even without leaving your own town if you wish. I’m quite a foodie myself and I love learning all sorts of stuff about the everyday life of a culture by getting a bit adventurous when … Read More

Paris

How to Spend an Unforgettable Weekend in Paris

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Let’s say you and your partner have one of those special occasions coming up, one of those occasions when you could end up sleeping on the couch for a month or two if you happen to miss it, you know what I mean, right? Let’s also say you want to surprise her/him in style and make it romantically unforgettable (maybe to get some extra points for when you actually miss, say, … Read More

An insiders guide to Munich's Christmas Markets

An insider’s guide to Munich’s Christmas Markets

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Updated January 2019 I love Christmas markets! I always look forward to the Christmas market season. The weather has turned cold by the time the markets start so everyone is rugged up against the chilly winter air, and it is sometimes even snowing (unfortunately not yet this year ?). Family and friends seem to make the extra effort to meet up after work or on the weekend or while out … Read More

How to visit Heidelberg in a day

Why we are delighted we visited Heidelberg and why you will be too

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

During my university years in Barcelona (a long, long, long time ago) I used to spend most of my time among books when I was not sleeping. Probably that’s why I enjoyed Heidelberg so much during our whirlwind tour around southern Germany. You will see why. In 1878, the author Mark Twain arrived in Heidelberg (originally named Heidelbeerenberg, or Huckleberry Mountain in English) by raft along the river Neckar during a trip around … Read More

Why we loved Rothenburg ob der Tauber and can’t wait to go back

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, meaning above the Tauber river, has long been on my bucket list, ever since I bought my Germany Lonely Planet not long after I found out I was moving here. Since living in Germany I have met a few people who have visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber and said that it is a pretty town but over-crowded with tourists. Despite this we decided to see it … Read More

An Overview of our Whirlwind Tour of Southern Germany in a Week

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle & David

I have been living in Munich for more than three years and up until now have only visited Starnberger See, thanks to work, Garmisch Partenkirchen to go skiing and Augsburg and Neuschwanstein which were part of school trips. Since I had my one week autumn break David and I were looking for a cheaper option for our holiday, this is when we came up with the idea of seeing a … Read More