the lazy travelers take europe: the wino’s highlights

I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for a while, but now that I sit down to do it, I’m getting majorly overwhelmed by all of the wonderful things we got to see and do (and eat and drink) on our European adventure. Short of copying down and posting my journal word for word, there’s no way to capture all of the things I loved about our time in Switzerland and Ireland. And no offense guys, but I don’t really want you reading my journal. After careful consideration, this is what I’ve come up with: Bern Oh Bern, you stole my heart. You weren’t even on our original itinerary, and I apologize for that.…

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the lazy travelers take europe: the romantic’s highlights

It’s still hard to believe that less than one month ago, the wino and I were frolicking through the snowy streets of Switzerland, trying to pinpoint our next meal drink. Unsurprisingly, we’ve spent the better part of the past month regaling our friends with stories from the good ol’ days and telling anyone who complains about the New York cold that “it’s nothing compared to Switzerland.” Yeah, we’ve been really popular ever since we returned. As with any good getaway, when I think back to our weeklong adventure, it all feels like a big blur of snow and cheese and wine and French accents… but there are a few key things that stick out as…

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two days in dublin: the perfect layover city

When we originally booked our trip to Geneva, we couldn’t help but notice that our return flight included a four hour layover in Dublin. We immediately began scheming how to make the most of our brief layover… when we realized: there was a very real possibility that we wouldn’t make it back onto our return flight to New York. Not because the airport isn’t easily accessible to the city center–the complete opposite, actually–but because we knew we couldn’t part with one of our favorite cities after such a short reunion. Luckily, our friends at Aer Lingus stepped in and offered to sponsor our layover. We’d get extra time added to our trip and the chance…

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hostels & hotels & chalets, oh MY!

When we started planning our Swiss adventure, we had big dreams of snow-covered chalets and opulent apartments overlooking Lake Geneva. Because our itinerary had us going to a different city almost daily, we knew we would wind up covering all the accommodation bases. It wasn’t until we looked at our lodging options on paper that we realized: over the course of seven days, we stayed in four very different types of accommodations in each hub of our trip. Boutique Hotel: Hotel Ermitage Verbier Tourism graciously arranged for our first night’s stay, and this couldn’t have been a more perfect way to begin our trip. When we arrived, exhausted from our flight, our room wasn’t quite ready.…

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sneak peek: dublin

In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty… we ate a lot of hamburgers and drank a lot of pints. Don’t worry, we mixed in other much more civilized things, such as afternoon tea at The Westbury, drinks with Fiona from Travel Edits, and a tour of Ardgillan Castle. If you remember, an extended stay in Dublin wasn’t on our itinerary until our friends at Aer Lingus convinced us it was the perfect layover city on your way to or from Europe. We very happily obliged, and we were able to spend two days and two nights bopping around our old stomping grounds in the Irish capitol. Reunited at last with one of…

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