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Switzerland: a few Lovely days in Heaven

I love love love LOVE Switzerland. Part of that has to be the company of my amazing friend and host Arta (who I met at a hostel in Costa Rica and instantly knew I loved), but it is a place that makes me feel happy in just about every moment. Starting with the basics- the […]

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Greece: Athens + Islands

I just returned home to Murcia (Spain) after an amazing trip to Greece with two fantastic women: Amy and Lucia. We were also joined by Annie. Coming off of time with ladies who support one another and enjoy each day fiercely, I’m feeling quite lucky. I’ve made a new commitment to center future travel more […]

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Portugal: Porto and Lisbon (+Sintra)

Oporto is an old beauty. She’s a cozy and colorful refuge from the gray skies above. Her river has helped bless the world with sweet Douro valley wines for centuries. Sure, she’s a little rough around the edges but that gives her character! I fell fast. My father and I traveled to Porto just after Christmas […]

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Scotland Road Trip

My roommates and I came across a 5-day weekend and decided to head to Scotland off-season for a winter road trip around the country. In Scotland I saw contrast: dark, strong, jagged structures in a land of seemingly endless rolling hills and winding roads. The winter weather was harsh and unforgiving but strangers were warm […]

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin– Friedrichshain neighborhood  Veganz grocery store (+ smoothies/coffees & vegan bowls) East Side Gallery walk then other direction – quiet walk to see Molecule Man sculpture  Boxhagener Park Saturday (food) & Sunday (flee) markets  Picnic in the park  Grab a bottle of beer & drink it on a boulevard bench (people watch) Babel falafel w extra […]

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Stockholm Stopover

Stockholm Land 1:15pm depart 7:30pm= 6.5hrs Free airport wifi Arlanda Express (elevators on R after customs) train from/to airport/central station- 6 hrs return ticket SEK340/USD40 30min/way= about 3 hrs (2:30-5:30) free to explore Free central station wifi Bathroom 10kr Storage locker 4 hrs 60kr Metro 75 min 43kr From Central station -Subway self-tour: <1hr $5- first, blue line to Kungstradgarden  back to Fridhemsplan -to change to green […]

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Madrid- for the foodie in all of us.

Madrid grows on me more & more every time I go back! While Barcelona certainly has my heart, Madrid has my stomach. The food here is incredible! Good art too. It’s a winning combination. Here are a few of my favorite things to see/eat and a couple of perfect days all planned out for you […]

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My Favorite Hostels Worldwide

There is truly nothing like a home away from home. Here’s a list of my most favorite hostels in the world (it’s a list which will surely keep growing!): Udee in Bangkok. I stayed here 3 times while in Thailand a couple of years ago and would go back in a heartbeat. Actually, I’d like to […]

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Istanbul, Turkey

—> The best hostel I stayed at was the Taz-mania hostel in the Beşiktaş area. You can take a HAVATAŞ into the city from the airport (to Taksim) then a taxi to Beşiktaş. The Beşiktaş area was great. Be sure to have lots of chai and smoke from a hookah at a street cafe. Craft […]

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First trip to Paris

Paris is my favorite city on the planet!!! You’ve probably heard that one before, and it’s for a reason. I once spent an entire day searching for the best croissant in town (I got down 8, don’t worry I walked many miles that day!) and the best is… La Pâtisserie des Martyrs. Corbier (region) has the […]

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Northern Ireland

From Dublin, rent a car, drive to Belfast➡️ (London)Derry➡️Galway. Don’t miss the Cliffs of Moher & the Dark hedges are cool (a little touristy) We did this fun Game of Thrones driving tour route: http://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/Game-Of-Thrones-Tours-A163 In Dublin we stayed at a hostel called Oliver St. John Gogarty and the location was great (although you won’t […]

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Brussels, Belgium

Stayed at the Meininger hostel. 48 hrs is all you need. Pretend it is Christmas- eat all the chocolate (we liked Mary Galerie de la Reine), pomme frites with mussels & Belgian beers that you can! Go for drinks at Delirium, its eight bars or so all connected- over 2000 beers on tap; not to be […]