The best way to travel Europe is with only one carry-on sized bag. Budget flights that don’t include a checked bag, buses and trains without luggage racks, uneven cobblestone streets, fourth floor hotel rooms without a lift, and tiny taxis with no extra room all create an environment that is not very luggage friendly. If you’re thinking it can’t be done, think again! I’ll show you how to fit everything you need in one carry-on.
Ever dreamt of seeing the famous Cliffs of Moher in Ireland? If so, the tiny town of Doolin in County Clare needs to be your base camp and here’s why:
Being on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice doing the things you’ve dreamed of, it just means you have to be smart with your money. My husband and I decided to backpack Europe for four months in between graduate degrees. Needless to say we were on a super tight budget. That being said, we had the time of our lives on our trip and didn’t miss a thing on our wish lists.
The following are tips we lived by on our budget trip!
I’m feeling nostalgic today. We’ve lived in Iowa for just over a week and are starting to feel settled. We still don’t have a couch, but we do have a table! We’re the kind of couple that always makes eating a priority.
As much as we’ve enjoyed the winter weather in Iowa and being reunited with our puppy child, we’ve both been feeling a little homesick for Scotland. These are my top 10 reasons why you should never miss an opportunity to travel to the U.K.
This is an “after the fact” post, but I feel like I’d be letting you all down if I didn’t share this absolutely phenomenal, totally delicious, delightful decadent experience with you. The truth is, it’s been five days since I last experienced the lusciousness that is Parisian hot chocolate and I still can’t stop thinking about it!
We were so pleased to have both of our sets of parents come to visit us in Europe over the past month! We went through a lot of countries and visited a lot of places. It turns out that writing blog posts while traveling is much easier said than done so I now have a lot to catch you guys up on! I’ve cataloged our trips in a photostory below.
We arrived in a beautiful, sunny Greece a week and a half ago. After living over a year in Scotland, we were ready to see the sun and feel its warmth again. Little did we know, the rain was following us around.
If you are as big of a Harry Potter fan as I am, you’ll want to make sure you hit all of these Harry Potter “must see” stops on your trip to the U.K.!
Dublin is a must stop on your Ireland vacation. I’m here to help you navigate the ins and outs of planning your perfect trip to Ireland’s capital city!
We’ve had an exciting first week of adventuring in Europe! Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe this is real life.