Inside the walls of this seemingly peaceful little church is a gallery so ghastly, it must be seen to be believed.
We had heard stories about this place, but words — nor pictures — can begin to explain what it was like walking through the doors.
Human bones from tens of thousands of people adorn the walls and ceiling, in inexplicable formations.
Strings of… CONTINUE READING >>
Florence has treasures that could take days, weeks, months, years, or perhaps a lifetime to fully explore… CONTINUE READING >>
It seemed as though most of the 400,000 visitors who come each day were inside with us.
With over three thousand shops packed in along sixty-one covered streets, we felt like lab rats looking for… CONTINUE READING >>
No wonder the entire area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage… CONTINUE READING >>
A day of provincial life as it has been for centuries, completely unpretentious. A place where the scent of flowers, coffee, and bread filled the air.
Then a surprise.
We came upon a pretty little lane on a really steep hill named Rue Rompi Cuou and discovered that it means… how should we put this?… bust your… no… let’s say Break Your… CONTINUE READING >>
So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.
How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>
Built in 1609 by Sultan Ahmed I, the Blue Mosque features a main dome, eight secondary domes, and six minarets, and is considered the pinnacle of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development.
Upon entering the mosque, Veronica was dumbstruck – unable to begin to take photos. She couldn’t figure out where to start.
We saw why… CONTINUE READING >>
There is good reason for that, the gravity defying belfry is certainly the star of the show.
And we’re not even going to try to hide the fact that we took several obligatory “holding up the tower” photos.
Starting out with the classic two-handed (with the addition of Veronica bracing for the fall for extra style points)… CONTINUE READING >>
In fact we knew nothing at all about the city of Bratislava, but it has played an important role in the history of central Europe for centuries, dating all the way back to Roman times.
Join us and discover Bratislava … CONTINUE READING >>
Buda, steeped in history and stunning with her castle on the hill, preserves the past.
And Pest, the “New City” vibrant with change, showcases the hope of the future… CONTINUE READING >>
Visit the colossal Colosseum, the temples of the fabulous Forum and the grandeur of The Vatican!
And check out the mysterious horned Moses by Michelangelo and the chains in the church of St. Peter in Chains… CONTINUE READING >>
Our journey takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring immersion into the grand history of the area.
We will be sure to pay special attention to the unique culture and customs surrounding the… CONTINUE READING >>
Meet Walter Simon, German Master Gingerbread Maker. Join us as we learn the history of the art, watch the baking of and taste the outcome! See our full adventure here! >>
Descend into the Basilica Cistern with us to see the upside-down Medusa and other hidden oddities… CONTINUE READING >>
Home to the most amazing church we’ve ever seen, a Gothic Quarter not to be missed, crazy wonderful human statues, and food to die for.
If that’s not enough, meet a genius artist that changed the city forever and invokes so much emotion – you have to either love him or hate him… CONTINUE READING >>
Rome may not have been built in a day, but Pompeii was certainly destroyed in one.
Because of the unique nature of the calamity that buried the city, we have an incredibly well preserved peek into every day life two thousand years ago in The Roman Empire.
We had an amazing amount of history and emotion to absorb, making our day at Pompeii one of the most incredible… CONTINUE READING >>
The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. There has been a settlement on the site of the city for over twelve hundred years, so there is plenty to do!
Here are our favorites… CONTINUE READING > >
Get lost with us in the whitewashed alleys of Mykonos and among the ruins of the birthplace of the sun god Apollo… CONTINUE READING >>
Istanbul surprised us at every turn – the colors, the vibrancy, the sheer newness of it all. We sat on pillows, had a REAL feast, learned to haggle at the Grand Bazaar and finally found out what Turkish Delight is!
Follow along on our adventure of slack-jawed awe… CONTINUE READING >>
We’re live-blogging from the brand-spanking new Royal Princess on her maiden voyage across The Mediterranean and we’d love for you to come along for the adventure!
Follow along as we explore the nineteen incredible decks of the newly christened ship (by THE Royal Princess Kate herself – WITH the yet-to-be-born Prince George along for the ride!). We’ll be taking you “backstage” to show you the amazing amenities not found anywhere else, GypsyNester-style… CONTINUE READING >>
But, there are a number of big advantages to renting a car to visit Europe as opposed to other modes of travel. Driving is often the best way to see some of Europe’s most famous sites. How else could we have traced the route of the Monaco Gran Prix, or motored over magnificent mountain passes in The Swiss… CONTINUE READING >>