An Early Morning at the Jewel of Granada: The Alhambra

Chances are the main reason you are coming to Granada is to see the Alhambra.  And I have to be honest, I am guilty of not knowing much more about Granada than the Alhambra is there before we put it on our itinerary too.  Let me tell you, there is so much more to Granada – the Albaicín, the … More An Early Morning at the Jewel of Granada: The Alhambra

How to Appropriately “Christmas Market” in Europe

So you’re planning a trip to Europe during winter and want to know some tips about visiting the Christmas Markets. The first thing you need to know is that “to Christmas market” is a verb in Europe.  It is the act of going to any Christmas market with friends, enjoying food and drinks and leisurely … More How to Appropriately “Christmas Market” in Europe

The Best Seat for Viewing the Brussels Flower Carpet

It’s pretty, but what is the flower carpet? Every 2 years, the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium is completely covered in flowers according to the theme of the year.  This year the theme was Mexico or more specifically the Guanajuato region of Mexico because of the deep flower tradition in the area.  Stop by the … More The Best Seat for Viewing the Brussels Flower Carpet

The Best Way to See the Tulip Fields in Holland Guide

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – a trip to the Netherlands never disappoints!  This is a gorgeous, clean and very friendly country!  I couldn’t wait to go back especially during the spring to try to catch a glimpse of those famous tulips.  Honestly, catching the fields in full bloom was a … More The Best Way to See the Tulip Fields in Holland Guide