When we’re abroad, Amy and I tend to explore new cities by walking… and then walking some more, until our feet are sore.

The trick is to figure out where to walk. We want to visit tourist highlights, of course, but we also like to get off the beaten path. One of our favorite ways to do this is by stringing together visits to the city’s best coffee shops. We’ve noticed that better caffeine tends to be located in less-touristed, more-intriguing neighborhoods.

We just got back from a short visit to Europe. Here are some of our favorite Parisian discoveries:

And in Barcelona:

If you’re nearby, give these great venues a shot!