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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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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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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a snowy afternoon at château de chillon: a photo essay

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! We’re up to our ears in family time, so apologies for the light posting over the next few days. Too much wine to drink and sugar cookies to eat and Secret Santas to reveal. We’re sure you understand. When we arrived in Switzerland, the snowy mountains put us immediately into the holiday spirit–but Château de Chillon on Lake Geneva was the real kicker. This was our first view from the train, days before our close-up visit: Smitten. A few days later, we stepped off the train to a winter wonderland on Lake Geneva… And this was waiting for us: Our self-guided tour made us both fall in love with the castle. It…

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