• Two Days on the French Riviera

    Ever since I first visited Paris, I’ve wanted to experience the magic of the French Riviera. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until almost three years later that I finally got my chance. After spending 18 months living in Florence and working for Bus2alps Travel, my parents decided to come overseas and have one last hoorah before I moved back to the states. Our itinerary consisted of Paris, Avignon and the French Riviera. Although we only had two days to spend on this scenic stretch of French coastline, we did our research and were able to hit all the highlights! Keep reading to find out how to spend two days on the French…

  • 8 Foods You Have to Try in Poland

    When I first booked plane tickets to Kraków, I never expected to fall in love with Poland the way that I did. I loved everything about it: the culture, the people and, most importantly, the FOOD! Kraków is home to some of the best local cuisine I’ve tasted in Europe. So naturally, I tried (and photographed) all of it immediately. Keep reading for my list of must-try dishes in Poland! For my complete 3-day itinerary to visiting Krakow and a list of useful Polish phrases, head to A 3-Day Kraków Itinerary. Pierogi (duh) – Traditional Polish Dumpling You can find traditional pierogis all over Kraków! They come with a variety of…

  • Where to Find the Best Czech Food in Prague

    Not only does Prague have some of the best sites in Eastern Europe, but it also has some of the best FOOD! I’m all about trying the local cuisine and, before traveling to a new city, I always do research and make a list of all the restaurants I want to hit while there. Below are some of the best! So read on and let me answer the question…where can you find the best Czech food in Prague? For some non-food related suggestions of things to do in Prague, “Czech” out my post Czech-in’ Out Prague. Restaurants to try U Medvídku Beer ice cream. Need I say it again? Beer ice…

  • How to Make Traditional Polish Pierogi

    When I visit a new city, I love learning all about the traditional cuisine. I’ve found that the best way to really experience the local food, other than eating at every restaurant you can find, is by taking a cooking class! I arrived in Krakow back in October and the first stop on my itinerary was Olgierd’s cooking class to learn how to make traditional Polish pierogi. If you get the chance to visit Krakow I would HIGHLY recommend booking Olgierd’s class. He is an extremely knowledgable chef and could not have been kinder or more patient with two Americans struggling to cook! Find the cooking class here. Also – make…

  • The Best of Split, Croatia

    A city of marble along the sunny Dalmatian Coast, Split is widely-known for it’s beauty and rich history. Filled with adventure, shopping, gorgeous views and delectable cuisine, Split should be high on every traveler’s bucket list. Although it’s true that there’s more to see in Split in the summer months, many of the city’s best attractions can be enjoyed in the off-season as well, and for a much cheaper price. As someone who’s been lucky enough to visit Split in multiple seasons, please enjoy my suggestions of what to do, see and eat in Split, Croatia. For a guide to some basic Croatian, see my post How to See Dubrovnik in…

  • Four Frigid Days in Toronto

    It only took me 23 years to realize I was living a mere 10 hour drive from a country I had never been to. So a few weeks ago, my friend and I filled her car with snacks and booze and started the 600 mile drive to Toronto, Canada. Although it was far from a beach vacation, there’s still plenty to do in Canada during the wintertime. Read below for my suggestions of how to make the most of your time in Toronto! Where to stay The major perk of traveling to Canada in January is the ability to live out your wildest Airbnb fantasies. Since we were willing to…

  • The Best of Florence

    Florence is an extraordinary city filled with culture, history, delicious cuisine and the best leather products in all of Europe…no wonder it’s one of Italy’s most-visited destinations and the hub of Tuscany. Although I’m a Rome-grown girl at heart, I had the opportunity to live and work in Florence for 18 months and have been lucky enough to experience many of the city’s best attractions. Although Florence is not a large city compared to many of its Italian neighbors, you could spend months wandering the windy, cobblestoned streets, bargaining for the best price at the leather market, drinking vino on the steps of Piazzale Michelangelo, stuffing your face with Bistecca…

  • A Weekend in Paris

    Paris is one of the most-visited cities in the entire world, and for good reason. Even the 40 degree, rainy weather couldn’t destroy Paris’ magical charm. I have been lucky enough to visit on two separate occasions: once in 2017 during my study abroad semester and then again in 2019 as a “farewell to Europe” trip. Both times, the city stole my heart. With a population of over two million people, Paris is a huge city with lots of famous attractions. A weekend trip to this romantic city warrants some serious planning. Keep scrolling for the best things to do in Paris! A Quick French Lesson Whenever I travel to a…

  • A 3-Day Kraków Itinerary

    Poland, specifically Kraków, has been on my bucket list forever! A few months ago, I found a cheap Ryanair flight flying Pisa to Kraków and, since I will sadly be leaving Europe soon, I jumped at the chance to spend a weekend in a new city. I had three full days in Kraków, so naturally I began researching and deciding on the most efficient way to see the best of the city in only a long weekend. Three incredible and exhausting days later, I present to you, the best things to see in Kraków in 72 hours! Some Useful Polish Vocab Good morning: Dzień dobry (jen-dobray) Please: Poproszę (pop-roh-say) Thank…

  • The Best Bavarian Restaurants in Munich

    I’ve been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time in Munich during the Fruhlingsfest and Oktoberfest seasons. During that time, I’ve made it my mission to find and eat at the best and most traditional Bavarian restaurants in Munich! German food is not for everyone, it’s very meat and bread heavy, but personally I love every bit of it. Make sure to eat your fill of tasty Bavarian food during your time in Munich! If you’d like some suggestions of what to do and see around the city, check out my post Two Weeks in Munich.   Hofbräuhaus One of the most famous biergartens in Munich, Hofbräuhaus literally means…