Peru Expedition, Part One: Getting there + Arequipa

Peru Expedition, Part One: Getting there + Arequipa

As those of you who have been following my overactive Instagram account  know, in June Charlie and I explored Peru. It was our first time in South America, and Peru has been on the top of Charles’s bucket list since before we were married. Honestly, almost every country is on the top of my bucket list, so I was pretty excited as well, and the trip was just as much of a dream as we had imagined. Excepting Charles’s brief bout with food poisoning and some mild altitude sickness symptoms, we couldn’t have asked for a better adventure vacation.

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I’m dividing the trip up into several posts to highlight each region we explored, as well as some tips and tricks for planning a vacation to Peru as several of you have messaged me about what hotels we stayed at, what guides we used, how to arrange certain plans, the restaurants we went to, etc.

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5 Reasons You’ll Feel At Home In The Viennese Heurigers

5 Reasons You’ll Feel At Home In The Viennese Heurigers

As many of you know by now, my favorite weekend activity involves a good book and a glass of wine, preferably in a foreign country.  So naturally, my favorite Viennese outing involved wine.  Nestled in the hilly outskirts of Vienna are clusters of local vineyards and wine taverns (also known as heurigers), stacked together on quiet cobblestone streets.  As you walk from one tavern to the next, sampling a glass of Gemischter Satz here, grabbing a plate of schnitzel there, you’re overcome with a sense of Gemütlichkeit…or as we say in Englishcoziness and warmth

My Tables of Content Heuriger 2016

Need any more convincing? I’ll give you five reasons why you absolutely MUST take the time to while away an afternoon in an Heuriger:

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