travel announcement (part two)! a week in switzerland for the wino

It’s been a really big year for me. I mean, really big. In January, I married this handsome devil. I had a year of travel firsts, from my trips to southern and northern California to our epic and life-changing #LTsouthafrica adventure. I spent time in London, re-discovered Spain, and spent many weekends toasting to dear friends at weddings, housewarmings, baby showers, and thirtieth birthday celebrations. I could happily hang my hat after 2015, but unbelievably, it’s not over just yet. You may have already heard, but in less than three weeks, Sean and I are headed across the pond for #LTfriendsgiving, the alpine edition. What you may not know is that I’m extending my trip…

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three top euro destinations that no one’s talking about

If you’re planning a holiday getaway, chances are you have a few obvious destinations on your list. Perhaps a trip to Vienna or Berlin to stroll the traditional Christmas markets or a family getaway to Aspen or Vail to hit the slopes? By the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, you may be on your way to Edinburgh for Hogmanay or New York City’s Time Square to watch the ball drop (god bless your soul). Though we’ve had our fair share of ski trips and holiday markets in traditional locales, and are even known to return again and again to our favorites (hello, Paris), “well-known” does not always mean better. In fact, we’ve stumbled across…

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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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itinerary reflections: what could have been

We’re not quite sure how it happened, but it has officially been one month since we set off for Switzerland and Ireland. As hindsight is always 20/20, we’ve spent most of this month reviewing our glorious week of European exploration… and discussing every detail of our days abroad, natch. Final ruling? We planned a pretty stellar itinerary. Including our extended layover in Dublin, we were able to explore 6 cities in 7 days without feeling rushed (for the most part). In true LT style, we even added an extra unplanned stop: here’s looking at you, Bern! Though we wouldn’t change much of our trip, we do have a few things we would adjust should we…

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four days in switzerland: an ode to the swiss rail

Back in October when we booked our trip on an OMG-I-NEED-A-BREAK-FROM-WORK whim, we didn’t have much of a plan. Shocking, right? A mutual return to Paris was very tempting, and, quite honestly, almost won. But we looked at a long list of cities and finally settled on Geneva. Armed with a plan to explore the surrounding region, we couldn’t wait to visit Switzerland — a country that was new to both of us. We had no idea just how much we would be able to see. Switzerland Tourism very generously offered to sponsor our Swiss Passes during our stay. Thanks to a 4-day, first class pass, we were able to see the countryside in serious…

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