Hiking the Dolomites

August 10, 2019 – August 13, 2019 In order to see everything we wanted to see before we moved back to the United States, we had to squish some trips together. On the back end of our trip in the Balkans, we flew to Venice (where we found some cheap flights) as a landing place…

Ballin’ through the Balkans

August 5, 2019 – August 10, 2019 Trip Summary: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 nights) -> Kotor, Montenegro (1 night) -> Dubrovnik (3 nights) Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina I turned 30 on August 4th, and the next day hopped on a plane to visit my 35th country feeling really blessed to be able to have…

Helsinki & Saint Petersburg

July 25, 2019 – July 29, 2019 Helsinki Ferrying to Helsinki from Tallinn was relatively easy and inexpensive. The boat looked like a cruise ship, and was definitely the biggest I have ever been on. We had to zig-zag up several ramps to get to the top. It was confusing once we boarded because there…

Ballin’ through the Baltics

July 19, 2019 – July 24, 2019 If you would have told me a few years ago that I would visit the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, I probably would have been astounded and confused. These countries were never really high on my radar because I simply hadn’t heard much about them (besides…

Normandy

May 29, 2019 – June 2, 2019 Even if you’re not a history buff, a tour through Normandy is a great way to see the French countryside, coastline, and city life. We spent four nights driving through the region with our good friends Lauren and Vik, who were in town from the US. The route…

Seville

May 24, 2019 – May 26, 2019 After not visiting Spain for over a year, we’ve made up for lost time with practically two back to back trips to the beautiful country. This time, we headed the furthest south I have yet been, to Seville, a city rich in history and character. In contrast to…

Basque Country – Pintxos and Wine

April 18, 2019 – April 22, 2019 For the Easter holidays, we decided to take a trip to the Basque Country in northern Spain to experience culinary wonders and wine. We spent two nights in Bilbao and two nights in San Sebastian. Here are some of the highlights of our trip. Bilbao La Rioja Wine…

24 hours in Antwerp

April 6, 2019 – April 7, 2019 We decided to do something spontaneous: make the 2 hour drive down to Antwerp for the night without even booking a hotel. Two of our even more spontaneous friends decided to join us. It’s amazing what you can see in 24 hours, if you put your mind to…

Swiss road trip + French skiing

March 18, 2019 – March 25, 2019 Switzerland is home to a few of my very favorite things: cheese, chocolate, mountains, yodeling. It’s been on our travel bucket list for a while to take a road trip through Switzerland, and we finally made it happen. The route went a little something like this: Fly into…