Belgium may be small but it has much to offer any nimble tourist. To many Europeans, it represents a centre-point for the continent’s politics – headquartering the both the European Union and NATO. To non-Europeans, it’s relatively unknown compared with its more famous neighbours of France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. But make no… Read More See the best of Flanders by visiting these 4 cities
Ah, Paris… the buzzing chatter in cozy cafes, raindrops falling peacefully onto the cobblestone side streets, the glowing lights reflecting off the Seine, the romance hanging thick in the air. Between all the sights, smells, and sounds, a lengthy Paris “must-do” list is easily formed. Although after three visits to the “City of Light” I’ve… Read More Five Paris must-sees that aren’t the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre
Many of London’s most world-famous tourist attractions offer fantastic views of the city–the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the view from the top floor of the Shard are all wildly popular among tourists. These views are, of course, some of the best on offer–but you will pay for the privilege. London Eye tickets are… Read More Four free yet fantastic viewpoints of London
Between restaurant-finding apps, online flight check-ins, and photo-editing software in our smartphones, we are always looking for ways to use technology to hack our travels and make our experiences even smoother (look out for upcoming posts on the many wonders of Google Maps). Earlier this month, tech companies showed off thousands of new products at… Read More Wish List: Five examples of brilliant travel tech from CES 2018
Are you an American daydreaming about the beauty of a starlit Eiffel Tower? Or a European wishing you could explore the endless metropolis of Manhattan? When we think about these things, we immediately feel a sense of distance from them – surmountable only by an expensive flight across a vast ocean. But like everything in… Read More How to fly across the Atlantic without emptying your wallet
You’ve seen them in every big city – groups of tourists shuffling along, taking up the entire sidewalk, following a guy in a bright orange windbreaker or a woman holding an umbrella in the air. You might have rolled your eyes and silently patted yourself on the back for being a “real” traveler. But it’s time… Read More Why a walking tour should be your No. 1 priority when traveling
This time last year, we were clinking champagne glasses in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, unaware of all the adventure 2017 would bring. We accomplished a lot this year: Mark planned and carried out a comprehensive tour of cities around England, and Avery filled three days as a tourist in New York City and successfully… Read More Happy New Year
Welcome to the travel and lifestyle blog of a transatlantic couple who loves traveling – together and apart. We’ve been lucky to visit more than 10 countries in the past two years, and are learning more about packing, navigation, and finding off-the-beaten path attractions with every trip. We hope Two Nimble Tourists will be a… Read More Welcome!