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…

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…

24 Hours in Milan

Hmmm…what to do with 24 extra hours in Italy? How about pack a bag, book a hostel and head to the only Italian city with both Uber and Starbucks? I mean I love a good Italian cappuccino as much as the next guy, but sometimes a girl just needs a €7 cup of Venti soy…

Dublin on a Budget

This past June, I was lucky enough to travel to Dublin with a friend after graduation. Despite its questionable weather, Ireland is a gorgeous country with plenty to see and do! We stayed in Dublin for four days, taking one day trip across the country to the Cliffs of Moher. Since both my friend and…

A guide to restuarants in Dubrovnik

I’ve always thought one of the most challenging aspects of traveling was finding good, affordable restaurants that serve authentic cuisine. Now that Dubrovnik has become such a popular tourist destination, it can be easy to fall into tourist traps at restaurants that charge big $$$ for subpar food. After sampling many of Dubrovnik’s best restaurants,…