• Free and Fun Things to Do in Vienna

    6 Free and Fun Things to Do in Vienna

    When you’re not scouting for the best apfelstrudel and wiener schnitzel in Vienna, here are some other free and fun things to do to keep you on budget in Austria’s capital city. 1. Walk Around the Gardens at Schönbrunn Palace Schönbrunn Palace is the first treasure you’ll see on every list of things to see in Vienna. It’s the perfect picture of Vienna’s historical grandeur and now an UNESCO World Heritage site. Make the hike all the way up to Gloriette and enjoy a view of the city. 2. Explore Prater Park Prater is an amusement park full of rides, concession stands, and a ferris wheel. General admission is free, but rides…

  • How to Eat Like a Local in Barcelona

    A Local’s Guide to Eating in Barcelona

    There’s a lot of things to come to Barcelona for, but the food is definitely near the top of that list. From traditional meals to modern restaurants, this city really does have it all. Since I’ve only spent a short time in Barcelona but still wanted to give it quality screen time on the blog, I recruited some help. My friend Kendall lived in Barcelona for three months and effortlessly led me all around the city, so I’m going to go ahead and give my co-writer the title of “local!” So without further ado, here is a local’s guide to eating in Barcelona. How to Eat like a Local The…

  • One Day Guide to Cinque Terre

    One Day Guide to Cinque Terre

    Cinque Terre is the collection of five charming villages built into the hills of the Italian Riviera. Walking through it is like walking in the middle of a postcard. The region is known for its colorful buildings and beautiful beaches, and is even protected as a national park. It’s not difficult to see why Cinque Terre has become one of the most popular destinations in Italy. But how do you experience Cinque Terre, especially if you only have one day to visit? Here’s your guide to seeing Cinque Terre in one day. When to Visit In the warmer months, you’ll be able to swim, enjoy the beaches, and the activity…

  • 5 of the Best Day Hikes in Europe

    5 of the Best Day Hikes in Europe

    Sure, Europe is chalk-full of some of the most historic monuments and amazing cities, but you’re missing out if you don’t take advantage of its stunning natural sights. All across Europe, there are fantastic hikes suitable for every beach wanderer, mountain climbers, and view-seeker. Here are 5 of the best hikes in Europe you can do in a day. While some of these hikes are straightforward and others are more “choose your own adventure,” they will each treat you to incredible views and your own mountain-top feeling. Preikestolen Also known as Pulpit Rock, this is one of the most iconic hikes in Norway. You’ll end your hike at the edge…

  • Everything You Need to Know About Italy

    Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Italy

    Italy is at the top of many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason! After all, it’s home to some of the best food, history, and people in the world. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Italy, and like many, have fallen absolutely in love with it. While you may be expecting pizza, pasta, and the Tower of Pisa, there are a few other things that might surprise you about this complex country and its culture. So I’ve come up with a list of what you need to know about traveling to Italy for the first time. Dining is Different Dining in Italy takes a small learning curve.…

  • Why You Need to Visit Berlin Right Now

    Characterized by vibrant culture and grit, Berlin is sure to give you a wonderful and unexpected experience. If it’s not on your travel list yet, it’s time to put it on there! Here are all the reasons why you need to visit Berlin right now. Rich History Through the World Wars, Soviet era, and everything in between, Berlin has gone through a lot, and they take ownership of it. The city is covered in tokens of remembrance of Germany’s remarkable history, but be sure not to miss The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and East Side Gallery. Multicultural Society Berlin is an immigrant-friendly city and chalk-full of cultures…

  • Lake Como

    5 Alternatives to Crowded European Destinations

    We all want to travel to those bucket list European destinations like Barcelona, Venice, Paris, and Amsterdam. But sometimes the mere amount of people you have to deal with in these cities can be cause for headache. For a little more space to breathe, consider these alternative destinations. 1. Bergen, Norway You’ve probably heard of Oslo, but what about Bergen? The second largest city in Norway, Bergen is the perfect blend of urban life and the outdoors. There’s plenty of art museums, shopping, and places to eat downtown. Then you’re just minutes from mountain trails and amazing views of the fjords and city below. For some more ideas of what…