My Top Five European Churches

One of my favorite things about traveling to different countries is viewing their culture through architecture. And there is nothing quite like the architecture built by religious organizations, especially centuries ago when the church was an even more influential and integral part of society. Often churches were the tallest and most intricate buildings in the…

Why Slovenia Should be Your Next Vacation Destination

Located at the tip of the Balkans and long utilized as a crossroads for traders between Germany, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Mediterranean, Slovenia’s culture is a mix of many different cultures and unlike any place I’ve ever been. Never really on our list of places to head to, when Tim’s coworker suggested we head…

Two Days in Amsterdam

Day 1 Breakfast at your hotel This isn’t a hard and fast rule since there are tons of delicious breakfast options in Amsterdam (like Danish pancakes), but for me, my travel rule is, if the hotel offers breakfast, it’s worth it to just easily start my day without having to search for a place to…

Stepping into the Stone Age at Kents Caverns

The island on which we live is steeped in history. From ruins of Roman towns to Medieval Castles, you can find history wherever you turn in the United Kingdom. But history of man on the island far exceeds medieval kings and queens and even ancient Rome and we experienced this history first hand a couple…

Eight Excursions to take in Beautiful Budapest

Originally three cities split by the Danube river, Buda, Pest (said Pesht), and Old Pest are now united as one large Hungarian capital, Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city full of amazing architecture, delicious foods and a history of being taken over by it’s neighbors. But Hungarians are resilient and their capital is now a…

Five Ways to Spend a Weekend in Porto

Climb the Torre dos Cliergos One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new city is to climb the tallest height and survey the city below. This leads to some of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen. Porto was no different. The Torre dos Cliergos is a bell tower attached to the…

Cautious Conversions: Six Do’s and Don’ts on Money Exchanging Abroad

Converting your money from American dollars to Pounds or Euros can get confusing, frustrating and worst of all, expensive. Traveling to Europe from the states is costly in and of itself, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on excessive fees and hidden charges. After living internationally for 18 months and…

The Launch of Fernweh Foodie!

It’s no secret that one of my favorite parts of traveling is trying all new delicious foods from all over the world. I love finding new places to try my old favorites or restaurants raved about by all the locals. I try to avoid the main tourist restaurants but have been known to veer toward…

Five Edinburgh Restaurants for Expats Missing Home

Now, it’s not that pub food isn’t delicious… but England and the UK in general aren’t really known for their amazing cuisine options. Hailing from the state that has some of the most amazing restaurants in the country (including 29 of the top 101 best American restaurants), I am big lover of food. California, and…

Three odd yet popular ceramic souvenirs in Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean off the southwestern tip of Italy’s ‘boot’ is well known for it’s brightly painted ceramic wares. You can find nearly anything you can think of made in ceramic including vases, jugs, plates, bowls, olive oil bottles, but NOT… butter dishes. I broke my Cinque Terre butter dish earlier…