Vienna, Austria is best known for its role in music, history, coffee & the waltz. We visited this surprisingly cosmopolitan city, illuminated by beautiful Christmas lights, on a very cold day in December on our Viking River Cruise down the Danube. The route below hits the highlights of our day, including plenty of stops to take advantage of Vienna’s […]
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Budapest had long been on our list of places to visit, so we arrived a day early for our Viking River Cruise to explore the city a bit. It’s no wonder that Budapest is nicknamed the Pearl of the Danube, as this ancient city with an often turbulent history is truly a wonder to discover. […]
2016. What a year. This year kind of stunk, didn’t it? It feels like the world is a little off kilter these days, so I think it’s important to look back at the things that actually went well this year. Here are some of my (& your!) favorite moments of 2016. Instagram This photo sharing app […]
Back in May, I told you about my quest to read 12 books this year. Well let me tell you what: I blew that goal right out of the water! I’m confident that I’m going to finish not 12 books this year, but 24 (must do some power reading in the next few days to […]
One of the first decisions we made after booking our Viking River Cruise trip was to fly into Budapest, our embarkation city, the day before to give us a chance to stretch our legs & explore a city that has long been on our travel bucket list. While there are many places to stay in Hungary’s capital, the Aria Hotel […]
Our week long trip to some of Europe’s most festive, vibrant Christmas & Advent Markets on the Viking River Jarl was exactly what we needed to get into the holiday spirit. One thing that surprised us was not only how different each market was from town to town, but also how different markets were within each city. […]
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