Welcome to Penguin and Pia!

Penguin and Pia is a travel website with a focus on Europe and North America. Since we are originally from Canada and Germany these countries get a little extra love. We’ll help you plan your trip with city guides, packing lists, itineraries, and more!


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About Us

Hey, nice to meet you! We’re Eric and Lisa.

We’re a Canadian (Eric) and a German (Lisa) who accidentally met while on the road. We’ve travelled abroad, studied abroad, and lived abroad in various European countries. Let us share our knowledge with you so you can easily plan your own experiences!

Read more on our About Page.

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