4 Most Beautiful Luberon Villages to Visit in 2024

The hilltop villages of Provence are legendary: cobbled streets, colorfully-painted doors and window shutters, plants growing in a tangle of vines all throughout the village. But the Provence region is massive: when you talk about Provence, you’re talking about the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France, which could mean anything from Marseille to Cannes to Aix-en-Provence … Read more

7 Things to Do in Peso da Régua, Portugal: A Lovely Alto Douro Town [2024]

Two bridges spanning the Douro River in the town of Peso da Regua, a charming winemaking town in the region of Douro valley

While all of the Douro Valley is picturesque and stunning, special recognition goes to the lovely town of Peso da Régua in the Alto Douro (‘high Douro’). This lovely winemaking town is a key stop on any Douro Valley visit, whether you’re taking an extended road trip around the region or just popping over for … Read more

8 Things to Do in Peschiera del Garda, a Lovely Fortified City

View of the beach at Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda may just be the most impressive town on Lake Garda — and that’s saying something! The town itself is developed on a set of small islands located at the River Mincio’s outlet from the lake. But perhaps even more beautifully, it features incredibly well-preserved Venetian fortifications spread across these islets. I visited … Read more

Eguisheim in Winter: 5 Enchanting Things to Do

A charming cobblestone street in a European town, lined with half-timbered houses exhibiting a mix of colors like blues, pinks, and whites. The houses are adorned with festive decorations including wreaths, garlands, and Christmas ornaments. Each dwelling has unique architectural details like overhanging balconies, wooden shutters, and decorative moldings. A prominent feature is a covered passage with a conical, shingled roof, supported by stone pillars

A salmon-pink castle, a charming castle, a city literally built in circles around it: what’s not to love about Eguisheim? Add on the fact that it’s part of the Alsace Wine Route, has some of the region’s most adorable half-timbered houses, and has its very own Christmas market with 30-odd stalls selling unique wares… yup, … Read more

17 Cozy Things to Do in Colmar in Winter: An Alsatian Fairytale Town

Colmar, Alsace, France, medieval half-timbered houses in historical Old town colorful illuminated for Christmas celebrations

Colmar is possibly the most picturesque town in Alsace — a high distinction in a region that counts Riquewihr, Strasbourg, Kayserberg, Obernai, and Eguisheim amongst its neighbors. With its half-timbered colorful houses, its labyrinth of alleyways, its canal, its artisan shops, not to mention its cute cafés and rustic eateries, Colmar really looks like a … Read more

7 Great Things to Do in Big Sky, MT in Winter: A Local’s Guide

Nestled amidst the snow-kissed peaks, churning rivers, and awe-inspiring vistas lies the enchanting town of Big Sky, Montana — a lovely escape from the crowds that promises unforgettable winter escapades. The town of Big Sky in winter is recognized for its prime skiing, and in summer, it’s known for being a haven for fly fishing … Read more