In honor of summer coming in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to write a few posts for first time backpackers. While I may be a little bit late for a lot of people who have already made plans - I figured that this series could be helpful in the future. Decide on an … Continue reading Backpacking Basics: How to plan for your first European Adventure
So I decided that this was an intro I needed to write while I was still here, before dinner on a seriously glorious day. My first trip to Copenhagen was in 2012 - I came solo. I'm not sure what ignited my initial interest but I fell in love with the city. Since then, I've … Continue reading My Ultimate Guide to Copenhagen: My Favorite City
In the absolutely immortal words of Michael Kors, "I was underwhelmed." I'm not saying that each of these cities were awful places, just that they didn't live up to my expectations. For each of these cities, there are alternatives that, in every way that matters to me as a traveler, beat out the overhyped destination. … Continue reading Cities that Seriously Underwhelmed Me
I think every single person has been there. They are on the plane and some adult is just being rude. Whether they are talking loudly or they refuse to sit down during taxi and it makes everyone around them miserable. Traveling is something that should be enjoyable but often is made less than fun by … Continue reading A Few Lessons in Travel Manners
Whenever I'm traveling I end up with one or two days where I just need to take care of myself. What do I do on those days? Read on to find out.
So I've been traveling for about a decade now. I've traveled with family, friends, students and colleagues. I spent some time tabulating, and not counting students, I've traveled with about 20 different people. Naturally, I have favorites to travel with - just people who are not just fun to travel with but easy to travel … Continue reading The Anatomy of a perfect travel buddy
This is the second post in my European destination series. I also will be writing 7 Timeless destinations which will be posted soon! There are tons of places that I think are a young backpackers paradise. They can be cheap or walkable or party cities. This list is not that. These are the cities that … Continue reading 7 European Destinations to visit with Age or Experience