In the crack of dawn, we made our ~4 hours drive from Cochem, Germany to the Alsace region of France. Alsace is known for its wine route but to me, its fairytale villages! We visited Colmar 5 years ago (yes already 5 years) and made a quick trip to the nearby village – Eguisheim, we… Read More Alsace’s Fairytale Villages – Eguisheim and Colmar
From Luxembourg City, we drove to our next stop: Cochem with a stop along the way at Trier, Germany. It was only 40 minutes to Trier and I added this stop just the night before because I figured our room wouldn’t be ready at Cochem yet. One of the most famous sites at Trier is… Read More Cochem and Eltz Castle
New England foliage is incredible and I am sure no one will disagree. I love our foliage road trip in 2021 to Vermont to photograph those cute farms. I always wonder what would those fairytale villages and castles look like in the fall in Europe? At the end of September last year (2022), I booked… Read More Afternoon Stroll in My 47th Country – Luxembourg
From Ortisei, we made our way back to Venice Airport via the scenic Passo Gardena (Gardena Pass) again, returned our rental car, and took the Venice Link boat shuttle to Venice (round trip for both of us was €140). We arrived early afternoon and stayed two nights at the newly opened hotel – Ca’di Dio… Read More Colorful Burano – We Are Here Again!
Our 2nd day in Ortisei, we planned to take the cable car up to Seceda Ridgeline, do some hiking, and then visit Val Di Funes’ famous postcard-perfect churches. Before the hike, we need to load up with calories, breakfast was actually decent in the hotel. I love the freshly baked croissants and pastries! Different flavors… Read More Seceda Ridgeline and Val Di Funes
Happy New Year! It is another year already and travel has been getting a lot better but will never be the same with 2 kids 😉 Fortunately, we managed to check off 3 new countries (Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Belgium) and reached the 7th continent – Antarctica!!! I can’t wait to share the pics with you… Read More Happy New Year 2023!
After two days at Cortina, we headed to Ortisei (Urtijëi) to spend another two days exploring the beautiful Dolomites. We had a quick breakfast, included with our paid room rate, at our hotel, Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. The breakfast spread was 5* in terms of Western style but can’t compare to the… Read More Alpe di Siusi – Dolomite’s Picturesque Alpine Meadow
We had a quick breakfast, checked out, got our car – parking overnight was €15.20, filled up gas €37 (Slovenia gas was cheaper than Italy) and from Ljubljana, we drove 4 hours to Cortina d’Ampezzo where we stayed as the 1st base to explore the magnificent Dolomites. The Italian Dolomites have been on my bucket… Read More Tre Cime National Park, Dolomites
One of the most picturesque and Instagram-made famous spots in the Dolomites is the emerald and blue alpine lake – Lago Di Braies (Pragser Wildsee). Many places in the Dolomites have dual names in Italian and German. From what I read, this beautiful lake is extremely crowded so in order to get postcard-perfect photos without… Read More The Beautiful Lago Di Braies
After the rainy night, it was all cleared up in the early morning. As an IHG Diamond status member, we got free breakfast, finally, IHG offers that! From the breakfast room, you can see the Ljubljana Castle on the back while the old town was partially covered by the buildings. The selections are pretty good… Read More Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia