Leavenworth is such a beautiful place. A small Bavarian village surrounded by mountains, it becomes a hub for winter activities during the season. The buildings, homes, and trees all become fully-adorned in twinkling lights. It's honestly a little taste of Europe within the middle of Washington State. I visited Leavenworth briefly while I was in [...]
Hello, sunshines. I've been reflecting a lot on my European adventures lately, specifically on the little things. Like what were some of my favorite restaurants and cafes? What were some delightful pieces of art that I came across? What simple things would bring me back to Europe in a heartbeat? For that reason, I decided [...]
9 countries and two continents for under $3,000? Yes, you read that correctly! Here are 13 of the best ways to travel on a budget, all coming from personal experience.
Day 1 | April 20 Amanda and I began our journey to Budapest with our 2:30 bus to Madrid. We arrived three hours later, took the airport shuttle to our terminal, and went through security like we had done so hundreds of times before (we pretty much have). We only had a couple hours to [...]
As part of our study abroad semester, we were given two weeks for our spring break (almost three weeks if you skip the Thursday and Friday in which classes begin again). As most of the other students, I spent this time traveling... a lot. And I could not be more happy with my experiences. My first [...]
A week ago, the weather was so warm. Definitely in the 20s (Before you call me crazy, I’m talking Celsius here). The sun definitely made its presence known, demanding us to peel off our morning layers one-by-one. I was wishing I had worn shorts or a dress. It was toasty. I laid out in the [...]
We arrived in Madrid last Monday after our weekend in Portugal. Since we still had Tuesday left of our Carnaval holiday, we chose to stay the night and explore Madrid the next day. It seemed like a good idea. I wanted to visit Madrid to say that I visited Madrid, but I really didn't have [...]