You don't have to be a wine fanatic to appreciate Lavaux, but it certainly helps. Rooted in tradition, many wines from this region are still made like the Benedictines and Cistercian monks did in the 11th century. If you're a white wine drinker, you're in for an extra special treat.What to expect Before landing in Switzerland, I fully anticipated feasting on chocolates but wine tasting never [...]
After three fun-filled days in Bern, it was time to stretch my legs and venture beyond city limits. Luckily, Switzerland is so well connected and Bern so central, that I had many options. Ultimately, though, my growling stomach made the decision for me and before it was lunch time, I was in the heart of the Emmental cheese route feasting on local delicacies. Basically in Bern’s backyard, Emmental[...]
When you say the United Kingdom (UK), most people associate it with popular attractions such as the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Windsor Castle, the British Museum, and other man-made structures. However, this island nation in northwestern Europe is also replete with amazing natural wonders. There are lakes, rivers, and natural parks but if you really want to enjoy your all-inclusive holiday packa[...]
Bern might be the capital of Switzerland but it doesn't always get the credit it deserves. While many international travelers won't hesitate soaking up the summer sun in Geneva or planning a winter ski trip through the alps, Bern sometimes falls off the map so to speak. Then it got me thinking...Is Bern the highly-underrated (and sometimes forgotten altogether) middle child of Switzerland? It just[...]
Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
During my semester studying abroad in London, I took many weekend getaways throughout Europe. Yet, some of my favorite trips were the day excursions I took within the country. England is a treasure trove of quaint towns, impressive palaces and vibrant green landscape (one perk to all the rain)! Many travelers assume that London is the best spot for visiting nearby cities and towns, and in many way[...]
Italy is almost synonymous with food and that's especially true in the Emilia-Romagna region. During the course of the week, I had the chance to get crafty and I enjoyed every minute of it. Below are five of my favorite interactive experiences that I recommend for any bohemian traveler heading to Northern Italy. In a perfect world, I'd suggest spending three days in Bologna and then spending the r[...]
How do I even begin to explain Bologna's vibrant food scene? Seriously, I actually went clothing shopping pre-trip and bought an extra pair of jeans (in the next size up) and comfy stretchy pants because I knew I'd eat everything in sight upon arriving in Italy. In case you're wondering if I succeeded in that goal, I most certainly did. However, I never felt bloated or lethargic after my meals and[...]
During my week in Emilia-Romagna, I spent just as much time wandering through the cobbled city streets as I did basking outside in the countryside and that proved a perfect balance. This particular region really caters to travelers seeking interactive experiences, especially those relating to cuisine and crafts. Luckily, I got to explore both art and the art of food.It wasn't until our very la[...]
Even though the bulk of my Italy trip revolved around eating glorious handmade pasta and sipping on Sangiovese, I had to walk off all this deliciousness somehow, right? If you've ever read some of my Boho Guides, you know that I'm a huge fan of bike fashion so of course I had to snap a few photos of the chic bikes I spotted in Italy. A few of my favorites, along with some city shots, are below. B[...]
*This is a guest post by Marteen of Lust for the World.Budapest is the world’s melting pot of Architectural styles. From Roman amphitheaters and Gothic-styled cathedrals to traditional Turkish baths, Budapest has it all. Since the city is fairly large and diverse, we’ve put together a list of our favorite architectural treasures to see in Budapest.Let’s begin the tour.. 1) Start off at th[...]
Now that we've covered Lisbon's gritty yet glamorous side, let's turn our attention to the city's unique mix of old and new design influences. Perhaps the most visual representation of this is the range of architectural styles used on many of the city's most noteworthy buildings. Lisbon is a rather large city and there are three main touristic areas: Parque das Nações in the north, Barrio Alto in [...]
July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant as a pitstop on my way to see a friend who was living in Sevilla, Spain. Well[...]