36 Hours in Vienna

One of my favorite sources for travel inspiration is the New York Times 36 hours travel column. I love the succinct, approachable itineraries, showing you how to see the world, one weekend at a time. The 36 Hours Europe book has a permanent home on our coffee table, and we all (even the kids) love to flip through it daily.

I have also taken quite a few suggestions from this book when planning our weekend trips. But I wondered what it would be like to follow one of their itineraries exactly. Would it work? Would you see enough of the city?

I decided to try it out, using the Vienna Itinerary, and following everything exactly as it is written in the article. The only change would be that I would sleep at home, instead of at the recommended hotels.

First check out the NY Times Itinerary, then keep reading as I spend 36 hours in Vienna, New York Times style!


January in Vienna

{photo via Instagram}

Already 1/12th of the way through 2016?!? How did that happen so fast? So many plans, so little time seems to be the story of my life. :)

I have played around with these roundup type posts quite a few times in the past, but never stuck with it. I’m thinking that trying to post them monthly instead of weekly will work better for me. So here we are with the January edition. I figured since we live in Austria it would only be right to call it my favorite things!

These are a few of my favorite things for January…


On My Bookshelf - January, 2016 - great reading list

I missed December, so I have a lot of books On My Bookshelf this month.


My skin does not like the winter. Not that I can blame it, of course. The cold, dry air outside, and the forced heater air inside is enough to make anyone feel a little blah.

One particularly rough winter about 6 years ago, I had had enough, and decided to go for a drastic change. I stopped using face wash. Instead, I tried a combination of oils to gently cleanse and remove makeup. Then I put a bit more oil on my face to moisturize.

And my skin had never looked or felt better.


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