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Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing Video Moments

For Christmas this year, we decided to head to the Alps to see if we still had our love of skiing in us. Basing ourselves in Mittenwald, we hopped between the small ski area in town and across the border to Seefeld in Austria. It was a relaxing, refreshing, and energizing way to spend time together as the year came to a close. Between wandering around in the fresh mountain air and getting up into the mountains for some skiing, it made for the perfect holiday.

Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing Video Moments

England, September 2018: Rye & East Sussex Video Moments

Back at the end of September we decided to escape the city for a weekend away on the south coast of England. Hopping in the car and driving down from London, we made stops in both Dungeness for the old lighthouse and Rye Harbour to wander through the nature reserve. Our final destination and home base for the weekend was the quaint town of Rye—a place that quickly became a favorite after our visit. Our days were full of weaving around the cobblestone streets, drinking hot chocolate, and shopping in the vintage stores. On the first evening we spent time strolling along Camber Sands catching golden hour and the sun setting over the ocean. It was hard to say goodbye after such peaceful moments!

England, September 2018: Rye & East Sussex Video Moments

Sweden, August 2018: Stockholm & The Archipelago Video Moments

As we have been recapping, in early August we decided to head to Sweden for the first time for a four day weekend. While basing ourselves in Nacka in the Stockholm Archipelago, we explored the surrounding islands scattered along the coast as well as making time to venture into the city. The trip was relaxing, low key, and quietly shuffled its way into one of our favorite places we have ever been. Sweden now holds a very special place in our hearts and we hope to make it back there many times throughout our lives!

Sweden, August 2018: Stockholm & The Archipelago Video Moments

Croatia, July 2018: Dubrovnik & Korcula Video Moments

It is not often that we return to places in our travels but when we decided to book a trip to spend time with Britt's family, we thought Dubrovnik would be the perfect spot to start our vacation together. Though we were there during a busier time and with Dubrovnik's popularity only growing each year, the city was still as beautiful as ever. With spots to swim—off the town or by the beach—and plenty of streets to get lost in while exploring, we were happy to show a place that we loved to our loved ones. It will be a trip we all remember forever!

Croatia, July 2018: Dubrovnik & Korcula Video Moments

Italy, June 2018: Lake Como & Lake Garda Video Moments

For the second part of our nine day trip in Northern Italy, we made our way to Lake Como. After stopping in Limone Sul Garda along the way to get our first taste of the Italian lake life, we arrived in our home base of Varenna on Lake Como. Hiking up into the lake-side mountains and hopping around the coastal towns via the ferry, made for a peaceful and connected trip. And, we can't speak highly enough of Varenna. The small town offered us a serene setting and a quiet escape to come back to each day. Lake Como was everything we thought it would be and more!

Italy, June 2018: Lake Como & Lake Garda Video Moments

Italy, June 2018: The Dolomites Video Moments

Our time in the Dolomites kicked off our nine day trip to Northern Italy. Escaping to the mountains has become more important to us with each year we continue to live in a city. It is always a welcomed and needed—to slow down, unwind, and reflect. We enjoyed exploring a few of the towns—Kastelruth and Brixen—in between hiking up around the Seiser Alm. The rolling hills and wild flowers of the high alpine meadow added to the beauty of the landscape with the rock formations and mountains that makes this area famous. All together, it felt like the perfect June adventure. You can't seem to go wrong with Italy!

Italy, June 2018: The Dolomites Video Moments

Estonia, May 2018: Tallinn & Tartu Video Moments

Tallinn was full of picturesque streets to wonder and enjoy. Our long weekend there was nothing short of incredible and one we look back on fondly. (And, who would have thought there would have been such a vegetarian scene!) From taking in the views from the many platforms to being fascinated by the Creative City, Tallinn showed us its many personalities and kept us interested. And, as we continue to believe, taking trips to smaller cities or towns outside of a capital in a country is so important. It helps widen the view of a place and gives a whole other perspective of what the culture, people, and the environment are like. Tartu gave us just that for this city weekend escape in Estonia! With its quirky neighborhood filled with streets named after soup ingredients and its leaning art museum, it was a great place to spend a day. Estonia is quiet, wonderful, and a place we won't forget!

Estonia, May 2018: Tallinn & Tartu Video Moments

Wales, May 2018: Snowdonia National Park Video Moments

We have a habit of saying we want to go to all these places in the UK while we are living here but then not following through. It is easy to get caught up with hopping on a plane and heading south but there is so much natural beauty to be found just a drive away from London. Our weekend in Snowdonia got us back on track with that and helped us capture our love for the green countryside. It also restored a passion of hiking for us. We could not have had a better weekend with the sun shining down on us and Spring weather showing its charm. Hiking amongst the blue sky and stunning landscapes of Snowdonia was a by far a highlight of this year.

Wales, May 2018: Snowdonia National Park Video Moments

Portugal, May 2018: Porto & Aveiro Video Moments

A four day weekend in the sunny riverside city of Porto was the perfect way to kick off some summer styled travel. Our love for Lisbon put Porto instantly on our list. It did not disappoint. The quirky (and hilly) city is full of character, hidden gems, views, tiles, and more. We enjoyed wandering around and stumbling upon its beauty. And, while there with some extra time to spare on our final day, it was an opportunity to finally see the famous neighborhood of Costa Nova in Aveiro. As we said in our post about the town, place like this can be miss-leading. You see a photo of a couple of striped houses and it makes you believe the whole town is full of them. Well, we can actually vouch for that! It was as playful, striped, and weird as one would hope. A great surprise ending to our long weekend away!

Portugal, May 2018: Porto & Aveiro Video Moments

Morocco, April 2018: Fez Video Moments

The final part of our Morocco trip brought us to Fez. After a long day of driving (roughly 8 hours) from the Sahara Desert, we finally made it and were greeted by the friendly Dar Seffarine. The last few days exploring Morocco were full of narrow lanes, getting lost, wandering the souks, and enjoying the beauty of Fez's medina. It was a wonderful ending to our time and made it all the more difficult to say goodbye to Morocco. Until next time!

Morocco, April 2018: Fez Video Moments

Morocco, April 2018: Marrakech To The Sahara Video Moments

For the second part of our trip to Morocco, we knew we wanted to head to the Sahara Desert for a night under the stars. Rather than going on a tour, we decided to rent a car to take it slowly on our own. With a few stops and overnight stays at Ait Benhaddou and Dades Gorge, we finally made it to the endless dunes. A night watching the sunset, listening to music by the fire, and looking up at the stars was the perfect way to spend some time in Morocco before heading on to Fez!

Morocco, April 2018: Marrakech To The Sahara Video Moments

Morocco, April 2018: Marrakech Video Moments

For our first long trip of the year, we decided it was time to get off the continent. Over the past years, Europe has become our comfort zone. It felt important to step out of that and begin venturing beyond. Having had Morocco on the list for awhile, it felt like the perfect place to start. Flying from London into Marrakech, we kicked off our trip. Marrakech was a beautiful and chaotic city that we fell in love with deeply. We knew we made the right choice once we settled in and began to understand the rhythm. From its busy streets to the serene courtyards, Marrakech offered plenty to see and do.

Morocco, April 2018: Marrakech Video Moments

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach Video Moments

This year we decided to finally learn to ski. After researching the best spots in Europe to go to learn, we landed upon the quaint Alpine town of Alpbach. Already in love with Austria from previous trips, it instantly felt like the perfect fit. Our first weekend in January, we took lessons and enjoyed finding our footing on skis. Then in March, we went off on our own. While we didn't make it onto the trails higher up into the mountains this year, we know that when we return around Christmas time we will finally be ready. It isn't easy to push yourself to learn new things as you get older but we are so glad we learned to ski and can say we now have a new hobby!

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach Video Moments

Portugal, September 2017: The Algarve Video Moments

As the weather warms up here for spring in London, we were inspired to finally share more about our trip to Portugal's Algarve last September. It was a vacation filled with beach visits, strolls down cobblestone lanes, and good food. While we mentioned it didn't make the top of our list of places we have been, the Algarve is the spot to go to for some sun and relaxation. We enjoyed ending our 2017 travel season doing just that! If we ever make it back, Lagos or Salema will be calling our names.

Portugal, September 2017: The Algarve Video Moments

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula Video Moments

Our three day weekend in Ireland was full of beautiful landscapes. The rocky coast, beaches, and rolling green hills took our breath away. Exploring the Dingle Peninsula was the perfect way to see the country for the first time and inspired us to want to return for more. We enjoy these mini weekends away seeing somewhere new, driving around, immersing ourselves in the natural surroundings, and relaxing. It helps refresh us and brings balance to our lives. A highlight of our weekend in Ireland was showing up at Eask Tower at the end of a day of wandering around. The skies had finally cleared for a bit so we hiked up and looked down on the land around us in awe. That moment sums up how we felt about Ireland for us.

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula Video Moments

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Hvar, Croatia Video Moments

I have to admit that it has been tough to recap our trip to Bosnia and Croatia while in the middle of winter. These photos, videos, and stories have me aching to return—to go swimming again and feel the warm sun on our skin. I'm just going to have to close my eyes and pretend until July when we make our way back to Croatia—we just can't get enough! This past trip was the perfect mix. Starting in Bosnia where we learned further about their deep history, visited beautiful mosques and quaint villages then ending in Croatia by sea to swim and wander was perfect. It is a trip that we will never forget!

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Hvar, Croatia Video Moments

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Split & Trogir, Croatia Video Moments

Hands down, Croatia is one of our favorite places to travel to. It has a beautiful mix of culture and adventure! For our third visit, we decided to spend our time in Split and Hvar (which we will get to soon!). After our time in Bosnia, we took a bus from Mostar to Split to kick off the second half of our trip. While in Split, we enjoyed wandering around the old city, eating delicious food, taking some time to relax at the beach, and going off on a day trip to Trogir. Our time there got us back to remembering why we keep coming back. The people are friendly, the food is delicious, the history and the old architecture surrounds you, and you can't beat being by the sea. It was a wonderful first few days back in Croatia. Next up, we jump on the ferry to finish our two week adventure on the island of Hvar!

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Split & Trogir, Croatia Video Moments

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Bosnia Video Moments

Bosnia is one of the most unique places we have visited so far in our travels. We pushed ourselves to go here to learn more about the history and see a culture that is so different from our own. Stepping foot in the different mosques throughout our stay and listening to our tour guide in Sarajevo gave us a better understanding of life. It is easy to sink into the everyday norms and assume that everyone else's lives are similar—to forget the struggles as they seem so far away, almost unreal. Hearing the stories of the Bosnian people—what they have been through—is eye-opening, especially since it was so current. Places like Bosnia are important to travel to. By visiting, you can see a country that was—not to long ago—torn apart by war, come back together. While it is still not perfect (as we have written about in our other posts from our time there), it is an inspiring example of regaining strength.

Bosnia & Croatia, July 2017: Bosnia Video Moments

Norway, June 2017: Bergen & Fjord Country Video Moments

Recapping our Norway trip has made me miss the peacefulness of the country. While we only had four days to soak it in (and we got soaked...), it made a lasting impact on us. Our souls always feel refreshed when we are removed from the hustle and bustle of city life and pushed into nature. Bergen offered us some charming streets to wander and get our first taste of Norwegian culture and adventuring into fjord country gave us that bit of nature I'm going on about here. It was the highlight of the trip—being able to take a boat right around such beautiful scenery and then again get to see even more up close with a kayaking trip. The weather wasn't the best we could have asked for (even the locals were complaining) but we made the most of our time and hope to return back sometime soon (with some sun!).

Norway, June 2017: Bergen & Fjord Country Video Moments

Italy, June 2017: Murano & Burano Video Moments

Last up on our Venice trip is our Murano and Burano Video Moments. These two islands were an absolute highlight of our trip. Their colorful homes, small canals, unique bridges, and artistry truly pulls you in. Murano and Burano are an easy trip from Venice making it no brainer to visit (a mistake we made on our first trip to Italy in 2013). We loved getting lost wandering around and discovering new nooks and crannies. I'm a bit at a loss of words to how to describe how beautiful these little islands were so you will just have to take my word for it and watch the video yourself!

Italy, June 2017: Murano & Burano Video Moments

Italy, June 2017: Venice (feat. The 57th Biennale di Venezia) Video Moments

Back in June we took a four-day weekend to head back to Venice, Italy. On our first trip to Venice in 2013, we were unsure of the city and a bit run down from our whirlwind of a trip. Since then, we always knew we needed to return to give it a second chance and this summer we finally went for it. I think it's safe to say we full in love quickly and didn't want to leave this time around. From wandering along the side canals to checking out the Peggy Guggenheim Collectio and enjoying the 57th Biennale di Venezi, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We can't stop scheming up ways to return to the wonderfully unique city. I can only hope a visit happens again soon!

Italy, June 2017: Venice (feat. The 57th Biennale di Venezia) Video Moments

Switzerland, May 2017: The Lauterbrunnen Valley Video Moments

As we have said during our recaps of our trip to the Swiss Alps, we spent the first few days of our trip in Lucerne. After that, it was time to head up and into the mountains! We based ourselves in Murren, a quaint town sitting high above the valley. From there we were able to hike in all directions taking in the spring meadows of wildflowers and the snowcapped mountains overlooking us.

Switzerland, May 2017: The Lauterbrunnen Valley Video Moments

Switzerland, May 2017: Lucerne Video Moments

All this week we have been recapping our recent trip to The Swiss Alps. It is one of those places that hurts a little to remember because you just so badly want to be there still. We truly fell in love with it all from city wandering in Lucerne to hiking up in the mountains by Murren. Switzerland is a beautiful place to escape to nature—it does some seriously good for the soul, plus...

Switzerland, May 2017: Lucerne Video Moments

France, May 2017: Paris & Versailles Video Moments

Our latest trip took us to Paris & Versailles. We had never seen Paris so lush and in bloom so being there in the Spring walking around felt extra magical this time around. It was a beautiful weekend (minus some random downpours) and we fell even further in love with the city. It's funny to go from such a neutral feeling from our first ever visit to an obsession now after our numerous trips.

France, May 2017: Paris & Versailles Video Moments