How to Do Catalonia Like a Local
It's Culture / Spain / Travel There

How to Do Catalonia Like a Local

If you’ve like many people, you’ve probably only ever heard of Catalonia in the context of Barcelona. It’s a semi-autonomous state of Spain with its own language and customs. And while Natalie and I have both gone to Barcelona (read our recaps here and here), there is so much more to the region! In addition … Continue reading

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Luxembourg in 24 Hours — Tiny Country with Big Plans!
It's Culture / Luxembourg / Travel There

Luxembourg in 24 Hours — Tiny Country with Big Plans!

There’s not many countries which you can cover in 24 hours. Yet, oddly enough Luxemburg exists and doesn’t need much more time than that to see all the sites. Earlier this month, I found some fabulously cheap flights on Escape Houston (subscribe to their emails ASAP if you haven’t already), and used Luxemburg as a … Continue reading

How to Do Split, Croatia in 24 Hours
croatia / It's Culture / Travel There

How to Do Split, Croatia in 24 Hours

Ah, Split, Croatia. Although it’s a pain and a half to get there (from Texas anyways), this ancient Roman city is steeped in history and a centrally located spot for launching into other Croatian adventures. I found my way there earlier this summer as the starting point for Yacht Week, and a stepping stone to Dubrovnik and the Plitvice Lakes. Morning: Old … Continue reading

Tarragona, Spain in 24 Hours – Churros, Beaches, and Vermouth
It's Culture / Spain / Travel There

Tarragona, Spain in 24 Hours – Churros, Beaches, and Vermouth

Just an hour south of Catalonia’s capital, Tarragona is a quick day trip from the tourist-packed streets of Barcelona. For the first time, my work sent me somewhere effortlessly cool and full of history, so naturally I loved spending a week in Tarragona wandering La Rambla, eating dinner far too late, and convincing my coworkers to be tourists with me. … Continue reading

Hamburg in 24 Hours – Alster Lake, the Opera and The Beatles
Germany / It's Culture / Travel There

Hamburg in 24 Hours – Alster Lake, the Opera and The Beatles

Hamburg is the latest German city that I checked off my Wasn’t-Planning-On-Traveling-Here-But-This-City-Is-Actually-Super-Cool list. I was fighting jetlag for most of my trip, but when I did rally and get up I had a fantastic time—even in the blustery spring weather! First thing I did was do a self-walking tour of the city. I went to … Continue reading