Northern Lights in Iceland

My final post from Iceland highlights one of my favorite experiences from the trip – seeing the Northern Lights.  Like 99% of the other visitors to Iceland in winter, my main goal of the… Continue reading

Hiking Along the Icelandic Coast

Solitude.  That is the feeling I get when I look at this scene I captured of a deserted seaside shack along the Icelandic Coast.  On the previous day’s trip to the Blue Lagoon, we… Continue reading

Reykjavik – The City You’ve Probably Never Been To

While mostly known for it’s breath-taking landscapes, geothermal pools, and numerous glaciers, Iceland also has a capital city that is worth spending some time in.  Reykjavik, a surprisingly large and lively city located on… Continue reading

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


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


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

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