Iceland: Another Planet

Many times while in Iceland I had to remind myself that I was still on this planet.  Having never been somewhere so far off of the grid before, I hadn’t been exposed to… Continue reading

Amsterdam

The focus of this post isn’t an amazing landscape or a beautiful castle, but a quaint city located in the Netherlands.  This was my second time in Amsterdam, and I had forgotten how… Continue reading

New Year’s at Neuschwanstein Castle

View from Marienbrücke (Bridge) Neuschwanstein Castle is the castle that all other castles aspire to be.  Known as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle is located literally on the edge of… Continue reading

Snowboarding the Austrian Alps

That feeling of being on top of the world…it’s amazing, and you can certainly feel it when you are in the Alps.  Between Christmas and New Years, I planned an amazing trip to… Continue reading

Belgium

When my host family asked me on a Wednesday if I wanted a free ride to Belgium for the weekend, of course I said yes.  After some quick planning and the help of… Continue reading

Riga + Tallinn + Helsinki

I have to be honest – before booking my flight to Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia, I first needed to look them up on Google Maps to find out where they were.  However,… Continue reading

Paddleboating in Prague

Ah Prague.  This was my study abroad city, my introduction to Europe, and still what I consider my European home.   After living there for 4 months, I know where all my favorite… Continue reading

Paris

I had made a promise to myself that I would never go to Paris.  As crazy as that sounds now, I am glad I broke that promise.  Fancying myself as a traveler to… Continue reading

Cinque Terre

Probably one of the most popular and well-known seaside destinations in Italy, Cinque Terre (Five Terraces) is no stranger to visitors from around the world.  Easily accessible from Pisa, Milan, and La Spezia,… Continue reading

Florence + Siena

The two major cities I visited in Tuscany were Florence and Siena, both of which were small enough to have neither metros nor trams.  I enjoy visiting places so small that you can… Continue reading

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