A Weekend in Lucerne, Switzerland

At the beginning of our two week trip in Switzerland, we spent a weekend in Lucerne (aka Luzern). Lucerne is just an hour’s train ride from Zurich, so it’s an easy first stop out of the city. It’s a small, yet bustling, town. The train station is right next to the heart of Lucerne and …

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Is the Swiss Pass worth it? Our experience over 2 weeks in Switzerland

Everyone knows Switzerland has one of the best train systems in the world. What people don’t tell you is that it is dang expensive. But the trains are beautiful and the ease of not having to figure out directions is worth it to most. Plus, and more importantly, the train passes cover cable cars and …

A Weekend in Scotland: Edinburgh + a day trip through the Highlands

Scotland is a beautiful, cultured country. We went as part of a trip to Bristol, England. We got a very cheap flight to Bergen, Norway (less than $200 RT!), and booked a second flight from Bergen to Edinburgh. This is a great trick for getting cheap RT tickets to Europe. It’s the create-your-own-connecting-flight strategy 😉 …