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)! But what about the top Euro destinations that don’t get enough love? We’ve had our fair share of ski trips and holiday markets in traditional locales. We we’re even known to return again and again to our favorites (hello, Paris)!…

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city escapes // exploring the french countryside

I had hoped to achieve many things by spending one year in France and now, here we are—almost on the other side. We’re older, we’re wiser. Most importantly, we’ve seen more of the French countryside than I ever thought I would in one lifetime. I mean, fine. We’re not much more fluent in French than the day we moved in. I never did learn how to make croissants from scratch. And yes, fine, the metric system continues to stump me in both the kitchen and on the road. But we made it. Luckily, as far as personal goals go, there is one thing we definitely ticked off the list. We repeatedly escaped Paris to explore…

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lady romantic & lady wino, the countesses of château challain

As you may have heard — because we haven’t been particularly quiet about it — we recently spent a night at the Loire Valley’s Château Challain. It was basically life-changing. Listen, 2013 was a big year for the Lazy Travelers. We learned a lot about ourselves. Though we won’t bore you with tales of introspection, there was one main takeaway. It is an absolute crime against humanity that we weren’t born into a royal family — complete, of course, with a sprawling château to call our own. We’ve already addressed this multiple times, most notably here and here, but it bears repeating. Mainly because we’re not the only ones who feel this way — Tripadvisor’s Flipkey agrees,…

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