If you want inspiration for a sitcom, travel with me and my family. Growing up, I had bright blonde locks and a spunky attitude, and Lizzie McGuire was my favorite TV show. I desperately thought I looked like Hilary Duff so I watched even more religiously. The first thing my sister said to me when … More Oh no, the Bambino!
I have seen a windmill in Malmö. I have drunk a liter of beer in Berlin. I have made pierogies in Poznan. I have spent an afternoon in the thermal baths of Budapest. I have seen a classical music performance in Vienna. I have seen a puppet opera in Prague. I have eaten a Belgian … More “Studying” Abroad
Everyone knows that Amsterdam is famous is for its canals. What no one tells you is how many actual canals there are. If you aren’t going over 15 bridges per thirty minutes I fear you are doing it wrong. Not only are the canals absolutely beautiful, but they all resemble each other. This makes it … More Not a Normal Coffee Run
I found myself on the train to Brussels city center wondering if I was getting lost. I was reminded of my parents, because in my usual panic where I always convince myself I am headed in the wrong direction, I hear their voices in my head asking if that would really be the worst thing. … More Brussels (sprouts)
The train to Prague was set to be four hours, but little did I know that I would spend those four hours with my fingers crossed. As it turns out, there is an influx of people at each stop, and they could be holding a ticket for the seat you are currently in which in … More The Land of Fairytales
I began 2017 at a New Year’s Eve Billy Joel concert with family and friends, and when he played his song “Vienna” my sister and I turned to each other and sang very loudly because we knew it from one of our favorite movies growing up, 13 Going On 30. Less than three months later, … More Billy Joel Would Be Proud
I made it safe and sound to Budapest, but my luggage had other plans. This should have tipped me off to the wild ride I was about to go on while travelling around central Europe by myself for the next 9 days. Let me remind you that I am not the sharpest tool in the … More Buda or Pest
So I’m sitting at Le Deaux Magots, a very popular cafe in the St. Germaine neighborhood where Hemingway frequented, and it’s amazing how easy it is to get a table for one even if there is a crowd waiting outside. Perks of traveling alone. So I order my second glass of rosé for the day … More A Solo Getaway to the “City of Love”
All my planning was coming together, it was about one week full of research and word of mouth put into my trusty travel google doc. I had anticipated everything I could have wanted to do while Paris, but I had not anticipated waking up incapacitated the day before I was supposed to get on a … More It’s the Journey….
On the plane descent into Berlin, the city seemed massive, luckily a few hours later we were able to conquer it on a bike tour. Our tour guide was an ex-pat from Alaska who moved to Berlin because of a woman he met. It seems as if these love stories are becoming more and more … More Heights and Sights