Adventures in Europe

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

Kollecting Koordinates - Santorini

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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Kollecting Koordinates - Crete

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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Kollecting Koordinates - Dubrovnik

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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Kollecting Koordinates - Mostar

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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Kravice Falls - Kollecting Koordinates

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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Kollecting Koordinates - Split

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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Kollecting Koordinates - Plitvice Lakes

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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Kollecting Koordinates - London

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

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

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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Rome - Colosseo

How to see Rome in 3 days

Social Studies was my favourite subject in school because of the Roman Empire. I was so stoked when we booked our trip to Rome! Although a tiny bit rushed, we were able to cover (almost) everything we wanted to do in Rome in 3 days. Just don't make the same noob mistake ...
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Canals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam for those with layovers and the non-museum-goers

Amsterdam marked our first journey to Europe- it was also AS's first time leaving this continent! We flew with KLM and it was sick. For someone that has a fear of flying I had no problems with this airline. It is way, WAY, better than Air Canada (which is garbage!), and almost ...
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