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 [2023]

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 [2023]

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 [2023]

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

17 Cool Things to Do in Jackson Hole in Winter in 2023

Jackson hole old sign

As the snow blankets Jackson Hole each winter, people from around the world start to arrive, eager to delve into its renowned skiing and snowboarding. Long a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, as well as a beloved home base for people visiting Grand Teton or Yellowstone in winter, Jackson Hole in winter has fun … Read more

13 Best Things to Do in San Ignacio, Belize (2023 Update)

Deep in the Belizean jungle close to the border with Guatemala is the beautiful small town of San Ignacio, a town that stole my heart almost right away. A major jumping off point for exploring Belize’s tropical jungle interior, San Ignacio is rather small but still has several interesting things to do in town, including … Read more