While in Scandinavia, we didn't stay in many hotels, but this one was by far my favorite hotel! It was a cozy size, but the design was stunning and the room was full of storage. Plus, the Swedish breakfast was phenomenal! When you guys travel, do you prefer to stay in hotels or Airbnbs?
This year has held so many amazing moments, from a birthday weekend in Colorado, to getting engaged, to spending time with family and traveling Scandinavia with B. 2017 was amazing, but 2018 is going to be one for the record books!
The beautiful views you find while driving through a new place, right?? On the blog tonight, a special Christmas treat! My other half B takes over to talk about our experience driving through Scandinavia and how to approach driving in a foreign country.
Today on the blog, I share my experience at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Check out my tips for navigating the event, as well as learn about how you can successfully plan your next trip to the GABF.
London to Romania via train 🇬🇧🇷🇴🚂 DAY THREE: Day in Budapest (part two) . . . As mentioned in my last post, I had a day in Budapest before catching the night train to Brasov, Romania. Budapest is a beautiful city. This pic is an example of some of the great buildings you can see there. . . . My day in Budapest was spent eating, walking, swimming and drinking. It's funny because when I travel I'm not much of a drinker. I think the reason for this is that I pretty much always travel alone. It's nice to have a friend or a group of friends with you but I do love solo travel. You can do what you want, when you want and just generally suit yourself. As a solo traveler I have no problem navigating big cities or public transport. If I fancy it I'm confident enough to eat out alone, go to the cinema or hire a car. I love bush walking alone too and have never had a problem. I think you're fine as long as you follow one simple rule...just don't be an idiot. . . . (I can expand on that if you like - don't walk down dark alleys late at night, be nice to people, if something doesn't feel right then get the heck out of there etc etc. It's all common sense stuff really.) . . . One thing I just can't do though is go into bars alone at night. I don't know if this is because I'm not looking for a hangover or because there always seems to be plenty of people to talk to in hostels. Maybe I'm just old, you cant really read a book in a bar can you? Anyways, for whatever reason, my tiny mind doesn't class drinking at Christmas markets as 'drinking alone', I mean the markets are full of people right!? So, during my last few hours in Budapest I blew my remaining currency on a self-made solo wine tour of the Christmas markets! It was great fun!! 🎄🍷😍 . . . I have said before that the people in Budapest just win at doing winter and the markets here were probably some of the best I have ever seen. They were super busy and everybody was having a great time! . . .
As much as I wish I could always be on the open road, it's not always an option for us. Juggling a homebase, a full-time job and wedding planning has kept us rather preoccupied this year. Our travel has existed in 2 weeks this past fall, weekend adventures in the Mitten and our mini-moon this upcoming spring. How you do juggle work and travel? Any tips to help this lady out?