• Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tour in Salzburg, Austria
    travel

    The Most Epic Sound of Music Bike Tour

    Are you a fan of The Sound of Music? Do you know every character’s line, every lyric to every song? Is this classic musical one of your favorite things? Then let me introduce you to Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour, perhaps our favorite activity we took part in on our trip to Austria. It’s undeniable that in addition to Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, one of the major stars of The Sound of Music is Salzburg itself. This bike tour was the perfect way for us to get to know this charming city and the movie’s many shooting locations. From Captain von Trapp’s lakeside mansion, to the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens where…

  • Spring tart from Osteria Francescana
    food

    Osteria Francescana Reservation Tips

    If you’re traveling to the Emilia-Romagna region and you’re really into food, you probably know of a little place called Osteria Francescana. Rated the top restaurant in the world in 2016 and 2018, this restaurant is one of the toughest places in the world to score a booking. We went for lunch in May 2018, and here are some reservation tips that worked for us: Reservations are accepted online at Osteria Francescana’s website at 10 a.m. Italy time on the first of every month, exactly three months prior to the month you want to dine. So if you want to dine there on any date in October, you need to…

  • wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano
    food,  travel

    Explore: Day Trip to Modena, Italy

    During our trip to the Emilia-Romagna region, we ventured to Modena for a day trip. We were lucky enough to snag a lunch reservation at Osteria Francescana, so we decided to spend all morning and afternoon in this charming city. Perhaps most famously known worldwide as the home of Ferrari and Pavarotti, Modena is also familiar to food enthusiasts; it claims balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco, and one of the world’s top-rated restaurants (the aforementioned Osteria Francescana) as their own. Here’s a Modena day trip guide on what to eat and see. Food Bar Schiavoni If you’re all caught up on Master of None, you’ll already be familiar with Modena, the backdrop…