Life with Lucia & Glynn

Life with Lucia & Glynn

Day 1

Expensive & Empty: Our Disappointing Reykjavík Layover

Iceland was calling, but maybe not on this layover!  We touched down in Reykjavík with visions of exploring the city, only to be met by cold winds and closed shops. ‍ This video is a real talk look at our whirlwind (and expensive!) layover in Reykjavík. We dropped our bags, navigated the windy city center, peeked at the famous church (because, Iceland!), and grabbed a (pricey) bite at Café Loki. Ultimately, we decided to head back to the airport and continue our journey to Denmark. While this layover wasn’t what we planned, it’s a valuable lesson in researching destinations, even for short stops! Learn from our (expensive) mistakes and get some tips for planning a smoother Reykjavík layover in the future. What are your best tips for navigating unexpected layovers? Share them in the comments!

Day 2
Epic Journey: Reykjavík to Picturesque Copenhagen
We traded the chilly winds of Reykjavík for a breathtaking sunset landing in Copenhagen!  While our Icelandic layover wasn’t quite what we planned, this view definitely made up for it. We fueled up on some delicious pizza (ham & chicken, highly recommend!) and a Carlsburg non-alcoholic beer to quench our travel thirst. Tomorrow, the adventure continues as we head to Germany! First, we’ll touch down in Hamburg before catching a train to Rostock, where our cruise ship awaits for a weekend and upcoming week of fun. ️ Stay tuned for more travel vlogs as we explore Germany! What are your favorite travel snacks and drinks? Share your recommendations in the comments below!
Day 3
Copenhagen to Cruise: Our Whirlwind Journey
Buckle up, travel lovers! Today’s vlog takes you on our journey from Copenhagen Airport all the way to the doorstep of our cruise in Rostock, Germany! ✈️ It wasn’t exactly a direct route – we hopped on five trains and two trams, navigating our way through charming towns and scenic landscapes. 🇩🇰🇩🇪 Despite the unexpected connections, we finally made it to the Radisson Blu hotel in Rostock, conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the cruise port in Warnemünde. Phew! ⚓️ Join us as we share the sights, sounds, and maybe a few travel mishaps (hopefully learnings!) from our multi-modal adventure. This might be a helpful guide for anyone planning a similar trip, or just a fun glimpse into the sometimes chaotic world of travel days. Did you ever have a travel day that took way more turns than expected? Share your stories in the comments below!

Day 4

MSC Poesia: Day 1 – Embarkation Day

Welcome aboard our incredible adventure! Today’s the big day – we’re setting sail on the MSC Poesia, ready to explore 8 amazing countries in 8 days! This vlog takes you through the embarkation process, a sneak peek at our incredible floating home for the next week, and the excitement brewing as we set sail for our first destination. Get ready for a whirlwind adventure filled with diverse cultures, breathtaking sights, and (hopefully) delicious food! We can’t wait to share our journey with you. What are some of your favorite things about embarkation day? Share your tips in the comments below!

Day 5

MSC Poesia: Day 2 – Gdynia EBike & Pierogi Paradise!

Welcome to Gdynia, Poland, the next stop on our MSC Poesia adventure! 🇵🇱 Today, we traded the ship for some bikes and hit the streets for a unique perspective of this charming coastal city. Join us as we cycle along the scenic waterfront, soak in the sea breeze, and explore hidden gems Gdynia has to offer. But the adventure doesn’t stop there! Our quest for the best pierogi in town led us to a local favorite – Mamba! Let’s just say, these delicious dumplings did not disappoint! Did you know? Pierogi are a staple Polish dish with endless flavor combinations. What’s your favorite filling? This vlog is a must-watch for: Cyclists looking for a scenic bike route! Foodies on the hunt for authentic Polish pierogi! Anyone wanting a glimpse into the vibrant city of Gdynia! Join us on our MSC Poesia adventure! Subscribe for more travel vlogs as we explore Europe! #Gdynia #Poland #MSCPoesia #BikeTour #Waterfront #Pierogi #Mamba #TravelVlog #EuropeAdventure #Day2

Day 6

MSC Poesia: Day 3 – Klaipėda Chaos & Koldunai

Our Klaipėda adventure on Day 3 started with a twist! We hopped on a cheerful little train

, excited to explore the city. Unfortunately, the “happy” turned into a test of our decibel tolerance thanks to a VERY enthusiastic loudspeaker. Undeterred, we hit the streets and strolled through Klaipėda’s charming atmosphere. Our wanderings led us to a hidden gem – Etno dvaras! This traditional spot offered a delicious taste of Lithuania with their version of pierogi – the amazing koldunai. Let’s just say, the koldunai were the perfect comfort food after our train experience! Join us for a glimpse into Klaipėda’s streets, the “happy train” (mishap and all!), and a mouthwatering encounter with koldunai! What are your travel day “happy train” moments (that maybe didn’t go as planned)? Share your stories in the comments below!

Day 7

MSC Poesia: Day 4 – Parks, Pierogi & Architectural Delights!

Day 4 of our MSC Poesia adventure brings us to the charming city of Riga, Latvia! This vibrant city boasts stunning architecture, beautiful parks, and (of course) delicious local food! Join us as we wander through the historic center, marveling at architectural gems around every corner. We’ll also find some peaceful green spaces perfect for relaxation and soaking up the atmosphere. But no exploration of Riga is complete without indulging in some authentic pierogi! Let’s just say, our taste buds were happy campers. This vlog is a must-watch for: History buffs who love exploring architectural wonders! Nature lovers seeking a break in beautiful parks! Foodies on the hunt for the perfect pierogi! What are your favorite things to do in Riga? Share your tips in the comments below!

Day 8

MSC Poesia: Day 5 – Exploring Tallinn: Medieval Magic

Join us on a captivating journey through Tallinn, Estonia’s enchanting capital! Our adventure begins with a scenic drive through the city’s cultural heart, followed by a glimpse of the mighty medieval wall that surrounds the Old Town. A Walk Through Time: We’ll commence our exploration on foot, starting in the Upper Town. Witness the awe-inspiring Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, adorned with exquisite 18th and 19th-century icons. Soak in breathtaking panoramic views of the iconic Kiek in de Kök Tower and Neitsitorn, both prominent landmarks guarding the city wall. Descend to the Lower Town via the charmingly narrow “Short Leg Street” and delve into the heart of Tallinn’s history. Treasures of the Lower Town: Marvel at the architectural wonders: the grand Town Hall, the fascinating 15th-century pharmacy, the impressive Great Guild, and the intriguing Blackheads Brotherhood House. Don’t miss the charming homes of medieval merchants, transporting you back in time. Time for You: Browse for unique souvenirs during your free time, capturing the essence of Tallinn. Beyond the Old Town: Re-board the coach and cruise along the main avenue towards Kadriog Park, a haven of tranquility. Capture postcard-worthy moments at the Song Festival Grounds, a vibrant symbol of Estonian culture. Embark on a scenic drive through a captivating residential area before reaching the impressive Pirita Marina, renowned for hosting international regattas and the Olympic yachting events. A Glimpse into History: Admire the St. Birgit’s Convent from afar, a significant landmark steeped in history. On our return journey, we’ll pass by the iconic “Russalka” (Mermaid) monument, a symbol of Estonia, and the opulent summer residence of Count Orlov. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Tallinn’s rich history, captivating architecture, and stunning scenery. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the magic of this medieval gem!

Day 9

MSC Poesia: Day 6 – Beyond Helsinki: A Fairytale Town

Embark on a captivating journey through Finland! Our adventure begins in the vibrant capital city, Helsinki. A City Exploration: Witness the city’s highlights on a sightseeing tour, taking in its unique charm. Medieval Escape: Venture beyond the city and discover the enchanting town of Porvoo, steeped in medieval history. Porvoo’s Enchantment: Admire the picturesque Old Bridge, offering postcard-perfect views of the Old Town and the vibrant riverside. Wander through charming streets lined with colorful houses and explore local handicraft shops. (Optional refreshments at Porvoo Bar and Café) Soak in the beauty of the Porvoo River and its surrounding landscapes. Back to Helsinki: Return to Helsinki for a panoramic city tour, showcasing iconic landmarks like the bustling market square, the majestic Uspenski Cathedral, and the grand Presidential Palace. Capture a final photo at the Senate Square before heading back to your ship. This tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Finland’s captivating capital and the hidden gem of Porvoo. Don’t miss this chance to discover the magic of Finland

Day 10

MSC Poesia: Day 7 – Stockholm’s Medieval Magic ✨🇸🇪

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Stockholm! This tour is your chance to: Explore Stockholm’s Historical Quarters: Discover hidden secrets and admire the city’s architectural gems. Unwind on a Scenic Shuttle Ride: Relax and soak in the sights as you reach your first stop. Unravel the Stories of Grand Buildings: Learn about the Parliament, Royal Opera, Grand Hotel, and National Museum. Step Back in Time: Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Stockholm’s Old Town. Wander Through Cobblestone Streets: Explore narrow alleys lined with vibrant shops and cafes. Witness the Royal Palace: Marvel at the grandeur of the Swedish Royal residence. Savor the Bohemian Charm: Experience the unique character of 15th- and 16th-century buildings. Discover Stortorget: Explore the bustling heart of the Old Town, including the Stock Exchange and the Swedish Academy. Capture Memories at Riddarholmen: Enjoy a photo stop with stunning views of the Riddarholmen Church and palaces. Ready for an unforgettable adventure?

Day 11

MSC Poesia: Day 8 – Stockholm Scramble: Vikings, Buffets & Beating the Crowds! 

Who knew a late start could lead to such an epic day in Stockholm? We bolted off the ship and grabbed some caffeine at a cozy coffee shop before hitting the ground running (well, more like brisk walking) through the massive Westfield mall. ‍‍ With our stomachs rumbling (and a whole lotta restaurants closed!), we strategized and landed on Pong, a delicious Asian buffet. Dim sum, sushi, Chinese stir-fry, and even a Thai Tom Yum soup later, we were refueled and ready to explore! Dodging the pre-g crowds, we made our way to the Vasa Museum, home to a majestic Viking warship that spent centuries chilling at the bottom of the sea. ️ It was fascinating to learn its history and see the incredible preservation efforts. After soaking up some Viking vibes, we relaxed with a bit of people-watching in the vibrant Museum Square. People-watching is a great way to get a feel for a city’s energy, don’t you think? Finally, it was time to head back to the ship for a celebratory dinner – it’s our second to last night onboard after all! What a whirlwind day in Stockholm! What are your favorite things to do in a new city, especially when you’re short on time? Let us know in the comments below!

Day 12

MSC Poesia: Day 9 – Farewell & Fun on the Final Sea Day! ️

Our last full day onboard turned out a bit different than planned! While the backstage tour wasn’t quite what we expected, we decided to make the most of it. Exploring Every Corner: We embarked on a self-guided mission to uncover the remaining hidden nooks and crannies of the ship. It’s amazing how much you can miss when you’re not actively searching! Sailaway Soiree: Since the cruise officially ends tomorrow, we decided to create our own farewell celebration in the main dining room. Think delicious food, laughter, and maybe a few tears (of joy, of course!). Copenhagen Calling: Though our cruise adventure is coming to a close, the fun isn’t over yet! We’ll be spending an extra day exploring Copenhagen before heading home. What do you do to create fun memories on the last day of a cruise? Share your tips in the comments below!

Day 13

Copenhagen Capers: Farewell Cruise & City Fun! 

Our cruise adventure may be over, but the fun in Copenhagen is just beginning! After disembarking from the MSc Poesia, we dropped our bags at the Good Morning City Hotel and headed straight for the enchanting Tivoli Gardens. We strolled through the park, soaking in its whimsical atmosphere, before venturing to CopenHill, the unique rooftop ski slope.  Back in Tivoli Gardens, we enjoyed the vibrant lights and festive ambiance. To top it all off, we indulged in an incredibly delicious and authentic Chinese feast at Fu Hao. No trip is complete without a little convenience store exploration, so we grabbed a MrBeast “Feastables” from a 7-Eleven – a first-time treat! Tomorrow, we head home with a suitcase full of memories. But is the adventure truly over? We have a feeling Copenhagen might have a few more surprises in store for us… What are your favorite things to do in Copenhagen? Share your tips in the comments below! #Copenhagen #Denmark #TivoliGardens #CopenHill #MSCPoesia #CruiseLife #TravelCouple #FoodieAdventures #mrbeast #feastables #GoodMorningCityHotel #AdventureAwaits