Two Days in Trier, Germany for History Lovers

Basilica of Constantine

If you love history and wine, Trier, Germany is the destination for you. With two days in Trier, you can hit all the major highlights. You can spend the days immersing yourself in ancient Roman ruins, and imbibe in some incredible-tasting wines in the evenings. (Click here to read more about Trier’s wine scene and … Read more Two Days in Trier, Germany for History Lovers

Our Top 5 Favourite Places to Drink in Amsterdam

snacks at Het Hok

My husband and I have lost count of how many times we’ve been to Amsterdam. Since it’s a major hub connecting Canada and Europe, we often fly through Amsterdam to get to our final destination. KLM offers free stopovers in Amsterdam, so we’ve often taken advantage of this: sometimes it’s only for an overnighter; other … Read more Our Top 5 Favourite Places to Drink in Amsterdam

A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater view

A visit to Tanzania is not complete without a safari tour in the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including the Big 5 – lions, elephants, black rhinos, buffalo and leopards. So your chances of … Read more A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Usambara Mountains

One of the most stunning regions of Tanzania has got to be the lush and picturesque Usambara Mountains. We spent a few days in the Lushoto District, one of eight districts that make up the Tanga region. It was wonderful to get away from the big cities like Dar es Salaam, and see a very … Read more A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

schneeballen display, Rothenburg Germany

On our excursion to Germany, we spent two leisurely days in a picturesque little town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber. While strolling up and down the narrow streets, we noticed a particular pastry peering back at us from behind the glass at several bakeries: schneebällen, or snowballs. The recipe for schneebällen has been around for … Read more Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

Cardamom beignets

Stone Town is a fascinating destination, especially if you prefer cities that are a little less polished and metropolitan. Things here may not be shiny and new, but you’ll quickly become enchanted by the slower pace and friendly people. History Stone Town is actually the old part of Zanzibar City, while Ng’ambo is the “new … Read more Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

What to See and Do at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Cape of Good Hope trail South Africa

For anyone who believes that Africa is all desert and savanna, the Cape of Good Hope will dash all those misconceptions. The Cape of Good Hope is about 50 kilometers south of Cape Town, South Africa. (Click here for my brief guide to Cape Town!) It’s lush, green, and rocky, with stunning vistas and cool, … Read more What to See and Do at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

The Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

If you love innnovative engineering projects and Roman military history, then a visit to the Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall in Scotland are must-sees. The Falkirk Wheel So, what exactly is the Falkirk Wheel, and why is it so special? Well, for starters, it’s the world’s only rotating boat lift. But why would you need … Read more The Falkirk Wheel and Antonine Wall, Scotland