Adventures in Europe

Destination guides, hotel reviews, food recommendations, and sample itineraries curated from our Europe travels.

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Roadtrippin’ in the Balkans with NOVA Rent a Car

We celebrated our honeymoon on a few Greek islands and with a road trip through Croatia. Finding a reliable car rental company in the Balkans was not an easy feat. We have no problems with big names in North America but we came across many, many negative reviews of the same ...
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Overnight layovers in London – Sleep easy at YOTELAIR

This was our third time with an overnight layover in London; making it our third sleep at YOTELAIR. We usually avoid lengthy layovers like a plague but we don't mind them in London thanks to this innovative airport hotel! With two locations, one inside Terminal 4 at Heathrow and another inside the ...
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The best home base to explore Northern Montenegro: Hotel SOA

The best home base to explore Northern Montenegro: Hotel SOA

Ever since we visited Croatia we've been itching for more Balkan countries. Jaw-dropping national parks, canyons, and lakes were waiting to be checked off our Montenegro list. We were wondering where to stay in Montenegro on our road trip- where to make our home base to explore the northern region of ...
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Viewing London from 800ft above the ground

With fewer than 24 hours to spare, we were on the hunt for the best view of London. We saw a few of London's famous sites from the ground level the last time we were there. This time we kicked it up a notch and saw London from the 72nd ...
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A Quick Guide to Santorini

How can you miss Santorini when you’re in Greece? Long have I dreamed about visiting this picture-perfect island in the Cyclades. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to walk along the caldera to see the whitewashed houses, to swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the ...
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3 days in an underrated paradise- West Crete

Greece is not just about Santorini or Mykonos. The largest island is one that is underrated and often overlooked- Crete! On the hunt for beautiful beaches in Greece, we almost booked our flight to Zakynthos until we discovered Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon. We ended up spending 3 days in ...
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9 Must-Do’s in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Coined the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik has easily topped the list as one of our favourite cities. The walls in the Old City are in such pristine condition that it's hard to believe this place is real. After a long week of driving down Croatia from Zagreb through BiH, ...
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Don’t forget – Mostar

We've never visited Eastern Europe before- Bosnia & Herzegovina was our first. I've fallen in love with it ever since- there's something about the scenery, atmosphere, and architecture in Eastern Europe that tugs at my heart strings. After swimming at Kravice Falls, we continued our drive to Mostar. Or Mo-crap (Мостар)- ...
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Chasing waterfalls at Kravice Falls

I’m a sucker for waterfalls. When I saw Kravice Falls in pictures I knew I had to go, but that was of course, easier said than done. Planning this road trip down Croatia was no easy feat. Well, it was, until I added Bosnia & Herzegovina to our itinerary. Driving ...
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Why Split isn’t for me

Last week I wrote about unexpectedly falling in love with Zadar. This week I'm writing about the exact opposite experience. All the blogs and articles I've read spoke very highly of Split. We went into Split with high expectations; however, this other Croatian town along the Adriatic coast just isn't for ...
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sunset in Zadar

5 Things I love about Zadar

Have you ever visited a place with little to no expectations but you end up falling in love with it? That's exactly how we feel about Zadar. Zadar wasn't in our original plan; we only stopped there because we didn't want to drive all the way from Plitvice Lakes National ...
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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s largest national park is also one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe. Whenever I see photography of Plitvice Lakes, I think to myself: “Okay this has GOT to be photoshopped. There’s no way a place can actually look like that in real life.” Boy, was I wrong! ...
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Walking Guide: How to see London in 24hrs

Here’s a 1 day stress-free and budget itinerary for those that only have a short stopover in London. By that I mean no tight schedules, no fees or lines at attractions- just a relaxing stroll in the park, stuff your face kind of day. We’re not museum people. All we wanted to ...
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The Best Small Luxury Hotel in Greece

The Best Small Luxury Hotel in Greece

Lindos Blu has received many Tripadvisor awards for being the best luxury hotel in Greece. Based on its reviews, we chose this property to spend the last few days of our honeymoon. We were so glad we did because it definitely lived up to and surpassed its reputation! Our flight ...
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Taking it easy in Venice

Taking it easy in Venice

Venice- Venezia! The last leg of our 2013 Eurotrip. The night before in Paris was hell. On the way home from dinner, my stomach started churning in pain and I thought I was going to pass out on our metro ride back to our Airbnb. Thinking it was just a ...
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I love you wall in Montmartre

3 days in Paris for foodies and non-museum-goers

After a few days of warmth in Rome we were back in the cold in Paris. Our flight landed late at night and after buying our tickets at CDG, we hopped on the RER B towards Chatelet-Les Halles. When we got off at our stop, for some reason we couldn’t get out ...
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