Let’s be honest. Even if you don’t necessarily need to travel on a tight budget, odds are you are at least interested in traveling thriftily. Because who in their right mind is looking to spend their hard-earned money on silly, unforeseen travel costs? Or even worse – waste their precious time due to lack of … More From One Budget Traveler to Another
“Next stop: Parma,” the conductor announced. Vanessa and I snatched our suitcases and hustled to the door where five others were waiting to disembark: a young Italian couple, a young Asian couple, and a middle-aged Italian woman. The train stopped, but the doors did not open. “Shouldn’t we be getting off?” I commented to Vanessa … More Thirty-Six Hours
Dear Solo Travel, You were like a high school crush. I felt so drawn to you. I yearned to get to know you. I wanted to test the waters and see if we might go well together. But at the same time, I was afraid of you. I was nervous you wouldn’t accept me the … More Trusting my wings
On the northwest coast of Portugal along the Douro River sits the country’s second largest city: Porto. It’s the city from which the nation got its name, the birthplace of port wine, a food lover’s utopia/dieter’s demise, and an exercise enthusiast’s urban gymnasium. On top of it all, it is the city that changed my entire perspective on Portugal … More Porto: The City of Magic Rice
After a long, uncomfortable, smelly 6.5 hour overnight bus ride we were finally in Prague. It was 6:15am and the bus hadn’t passed any particularly mesmerizing sights, but I could already feel the magic in the air. If I’m being honest, that magical sensation could have been a byproduct of the NyQuil I had taken as … More From Poland to Prague (and back to Poland again!)
“I think Sevilla now has competition,” I said to my friend Lola as I walked in the door of our apartment in Madrid. Her jaw dropped. This was ground-breaking, earth-shattering news. If you know me well or follow my blog, then you are familiar with my Sevillan love affair. I have proclaimed time and again … More Procrastination was the perfect decision.
I captioned one of the photos I uploaded to Facebook with “Radiating happiness.” Kelly commented that she felt that caption summed up the week rather than just the photo. I could not agree more. Even as my alarm abruptly woke me from a sound sleep each morning. Even as I rushed and ran from the … More Our European Playground