Venice is both a magical and mysterious place. From haunted houses and murder and mayhem tours to delicious gelato and gorgeously ornate buildings, Venice has everything. I can't imagine having a bad experience here, even after getting hopelessly lost in the endless labyrinth of allies for at least an hour. I visited Venice in April … Continue reading Venice



I visited Salzburg during my second trip to Austria, which, as I mentioned in the post about Vienna, was my favorite country I visited. Salzburg is a big part of the reason why I enjoyed Austria more than other more famous countries like France. Salzburg is a fairly small city by the German boarder. The … Continue reading Salzburg


I should probably confess that I have a bias towards German-speaking countries before I start this post. When I was traveling I by far felt the most comfortable in those countries, likely because I could speak and understand enough of the language to get by. Of the countries I visited, Austria was my favorite. Being … Continue reading Vienna


Prague is definitely one of the coolest cities I've visited and I've visited a few now. It's rich in legends and stories, which made touring it really interesting. The tour guides mix legends into the history of beautiful and famous sites. Prague also had peacocks and swans just roaming around, which was really cool to … Continue reading Prague


I visited Paris last week and my friend who is living there. Paris was incredibly beautiful and there is so much to see. The louvre is free for all european students under 26, so even if you're an american studying abroad for a semester like myself, as soon as you have a student ID card … Continue reading Paris

The Black Forest

The pictures don't do the black forest justice. It was incredibly beautiful and surprisingly warm (don't let the snow fool you). I stayed in a cozy hostel with other students from my home university in America, which was only a 30-45 minute walk from a trail leading to one of mountain peaks in the black … Continue reading The Black Forest


Pictures from my recent trip to Frankfurt with the student group ESN. Mostly the pictures are from the free alternative walking tour that we took (open and free to anyone of all ages) and that I personally recommend because we got to learn some really cool non-touristy things about the city that we otherwise would … Continue reading Frankfurt