How to see Barcelona in a weekend

Barcelona was the first city I ever visited in Spain and, years later, it remains my favorite. I went for the first time back in 2017 for study abroad spring break and was lucky enough to return this past Spring. March is the perfect time to visit Barcelona, there are less tourists than the summer…

What to see in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our last leg of our two-week journey was spent exploring the adventurous side of Thailand in Chiang Mai. We spent four perfect days in the North filled with elephant snuggles, homemade noodle soups, Thai cabaret shows and more shopping than any of our suitcases could take. Although I had a spot of bad luck when…

A quick stop in Bangkok

To be entirely honest, when I decided to make Thailand my first stop in Asia, I had little to no interest in visiting Bangkok. I was much more interested in the stunning beaches and gorgeous hikes than sweating around a crowded, expensive city. Thankfully, my friends felt differently and we booked three days to spend…

Four days in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket was our first, and my favorite, stop on our two week Thailand vacation. Although even from Europe the flight was grueling, the 20+ hours of travel were well worth the vacation of a lifetime. After months of research and hunting for the best deals in Patong Beach, here’s how we decided to spend our…

A day trip to Česky Krumlov

In the hectic summer months in central Europe, sometimes the best travel destinations are the ones off the beaten path. Česky Krumlov is one of the Czech Republic’s hidden gems and, located less than three hours from Prague, is the perfect escape away from the bustling city. Although it’s a bit of a trek for…

48 Hours in Budapest

The best part of living in Italy is being able to book spontaneous European vacations without breaking the bank. A few weeks ago, I had a couple days free and decided to hop on Skyscanner.com and browse the cheap flights (a very dangerous hobby btw). As luck would have it, flights from Milan to Budapest were stupid…

Two weeks in München

Although Munich is a fantastic city to visit any time of the year, the city truly flourishes during festival season. Oktoberfest, late-September through early-October, and Fruhlingsfest, late-April through early-May, are the ideal times to visit Munich. So pack up your dirndl (or lederhosen) and get ready to Prost! However, as much fun as the festivals…

The ultimate guide to [budget] dining in Florence

As one of the most beautiful and most-visited cities in Italy, Florence has more than its fair share of delicious Italian food. And, after nine months of living in the city center, I’ve visited more than my fair share of restaurants. You can find a few of my favorites below, along with some suggestions of…

Lisbon, Portugal (ft. Sintra)

A city filled with culture, tasty seafood, and some of the friendliest locals in Europe, Lisbon is a treasure of the Iberian peninsula. As the capital and the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon has something for everyone to enjoy! Three days wasn’t enough, but with cheap seats on TAP Air Portugal and being only a…

A long weekend in Amalfi

As one of Italy’s most stunning treasures, the Amalfi Coast is home to sparkling blue waters, colorful cliffside towns, ice-cold Limoncello and all the delicious Italian food you could eat. However, as wonderful as it is to visit Amalfi, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are many different towns and islands to see…