Burgundy 101: French Wine For Beginners

On a recent trip, we took the train from Interlaken to Paris. The ride brought us through east-central France, past an area known as Burgundy or Bourgogne. As wine lovers and serial excursionists, we knew we had to stop and make the most of this travel day! We chose a guided tour with Authentica, which …

Tourist Tips for Blending In While Visiting Italy

If you have been reading blogs about visiting Italy, you may have come across warnings about pickpockets, scams and other crimes. In our experience, we have found that Italy is actually no different from any other metropolitan area. Any city can be dangerous for tourists if you aren't careful. The best way to avoid looking …

The Best of Budapest

Budapest is an incredible city with thousands of years of history and architecture to see. So where should you start exploring? Anywhere! No matter where you are staying in Budapest, you can easily walk to many major sites and attractions. Below we have outlined our "grand circle tour" of the city. At a leisurely pace, …

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