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Croatia's National Parks: Plitvice & Krka

We spent the last full week in May exploring Croatia and loved two of their national parks: Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks. Jaw-dropping waterfalls, bright blue-green water, wildlife, and plenty of easy hiking. We LOVED Croatia and highly recommend visiting this gorgeous country! It's an outdoor-lover's dream with so much to do.

Krakow: What to Eat and Where to Eat It

Eating out in Krakow is so affordable that you shouldn't have a problem trying all the amazing food! Paczki, pierogi, kielbasa, lody... Some of the best treats can be enjoyed on the go, which is excellent for travelers who may not have the time or desire to sit down to a full meal three times a day.

Lisbon

Portugal is such a lovely country - beautiful towns, friendly people, officially the best wine, and very convenient. In Lisbon, we focused on exploring outside, taking advantage of the sunshine, trying local flavors, and relaxing by the river front. The city also has museums and a highly rated botanical garden for chillier or rainier visits. 

Scottish Highlands

The day after Christmas, Connor and I loaded up a rental car and took off for the mountains and lochs of the Scottish Highlands. After a full day driving, we arrived near Lochgoilhead and settled into one of the best Airbnbs of the last couple years. Our hosts converted an old stable into a gorgeous eco tiny home (she is an architect) and it's now a Grade II listed building. Fresh baked sourdough, a fire in the stove, piles of wool blankets, and a puppy named Pixie greeted us. We immediately regretted not booking the place for more than two nights.

Spain Part IV: Seville

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! It's about time I finish up the Spain posts. Lotssssss of pictures from Seville so let's dig in. Seville is much larger than Avila or Toledo and we walked a ton over our three day stay. We saw and ate quite a bit. Here are three highlights and some recommendations:

Spain Part III: Toledo

Toledo is known as the city of three cultures thanks to the history of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian coexistence (and rivalry). The churches, synagogues, and Mudejar architecture are gorgeous and the city is very well cared for. It is larger than Ávila with more to see and do, very hilly, and very walkable. The Spanish painter El Greco lived here and his pieces pepper the churches and museums. If you're a fan of his this is a great city to visit. 

Affording a European Adventure

Without further ado, let's talk about affording travel in Europe. Why? Because it often feels financially impossible or irresponsible to travel extensively, but I think some of the lessons Connor and I have learned may be helpful for other (non-millionaire) people who want to travel. Secondly, I want to dispel any myths that this stint is being paid for by someone other than yours truly + hubs (it's not), or that we're taking on debt in order to travel (over my dead body). Here's how we're doing it:

1 Day in York

When you close your eyes and picture England, what pops into your head? London and it's dazzling buildings along the Thames? Rolling green fields with sheep as far as the eye can see? Rain, fog, and bowler hats? Tiny villages of stone? Or how about York? Beautiful, quaint, Medieval York is the England I envisioned before setting foot on the island. An easy, unforced combination of past and present, clean and well-kept despite its ancient buildings, very traditional yet not outdated.