The Ultimate Flea Market in France – Les Puces du Canal

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Les Puces du Canal - Lyon, France

On Saturday mornings growing up, my mom and grandmother would regularly go “garage-saleing” and often times I was required to go as well. It wasn’t so bad if I came out with a new beanie baby or perhaps a doodle bear (remember those?) but most times, everything just looked like dusty junk. Why in the world would anyone waste their time rummaging through someone’s old stuff??? Fast forward 20 years, and my grandmother would be … Read More

Perhaps the cutest village in France?

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Cutest village in France eguisheim

Unlike most of our other trips, I did practically no research before we arrived in Colmar, France. I just happened to stumble upon the village of Eguisheim while reading reviews for our Airbnb. A quick google search for “Eguisheim” confirmed that it had been voted one of “France’s 10 most enchanting towns” by the Huffington Post and the “2013 Village préféré des Français” (favorite French village). It was only a 15 minute drive from Colmar so visiting … Read More

Mountain Biking near Munster, France

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You know your weekend is bound for good things when it starts with a rainbow! For our anniversary we decided to visit Colmar, France for both the charming scenery as well as the great mountain biking throughout the Alsace region. We ended up mountain biking near Munster, France in the Vosges mountains about 30 minutes from Colmar. We were up early, packed up our bikes and left Colmar driving towards Munster. We picked up some … Read More

Visiting Colmar, France – how charming!

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Visiting Colmar, France

To celebrate our anniversary we decided on visiting Colmar, France. We had heard it was an adorable town with excellent mountain biking nearby and only a 3 hour drive from Leysin. Hard to argue with that! It definitely lived up to all expectations and I hope to visit this area again soon! Colmar, France sits 45 minutes north of Basel, Switzerland and 45 minutes west of Freiburg, Germany. The town is situated in on the … Read More

Hiking in the Areuse Gorge

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Hiking in the Areuse Gorge

Our hike in the “Gorges de l’Areuse”  was a spur of the moment decision where we literally went from coffee and pj’s to camel backs and hiking gear in 5 minutes flat. We joined the caravan of our Leysinian friends and we were off towards Neuchâtel. We parked the car at the train station in Noiraigue located about 25 minutes from Neuchâtel  (or an hour and 40 minutes from Leysin). From Noiraigue, we followed the yellow … Read More

Lavertezzo, Switzerland Weekend Getaway

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Lavertezzo, Switzerland

We left Leysin on Thursday morning and decided to take the scenic, longer route towards Lavertezzo stopping in Andermatt along the way for lunch. About an hour into our trip, we came across this suspension bridge in Bellwald and just had to stop… My knees may have been shaking a bit as we made our way across. And come to find out, this bridge, the Goms Bridge, was built only this past summer to connect … Read More

Where to eat in Copenhagen

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Where to eat in Copenhagen - Copenhagen Street Food

We were only in Copenhagen for 4 days, but boy did we have some really good food! Copenhagen is an expensive city, very comparable to Switzerland, but the quality of food for the price was much better. I only wish we had more time to do more eating! Here are a few of our suggestions on where to eat in Copenhagen: We ate here twice during our stay and we honestly could have eaten every … Read More

Guided Tours Copenhagen

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Guided Tours Copenhagen - Nyhavn

Whenever we visit a new city we like to begin with a walking tour if possible. It helps give us the lay of the land, the history of the area and normally the tour guides recommend a few ‘local’ spots that are worth visiting. Our walking tour with Ben and Guided Tours Copenhagen was all of these things and more. I first read about Guided Tours Copenhagen on Tripadvisor. I was very impressed with the reviews … Read More