• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Ultimate Interlaken Itinerary

    Although definitely not easy to navigate on a budget, Interlaken remains one of the most stunning destinations I’ve been lucky enough to visit. A tiny Swiss town surrounded on all sides by towering mountains and sparkling blue lakes, Interlaken is Europe’s extreme sport capital and home to every outdoor activity you could possibly imagine. If you are a study abroad student thinking of visiting Interlaken, I would highly recommend booking your weekend trip through Bus2alps. With so many activities to chose from, it can be very useful to have knowledgeable guides ready to help you at the drop of a hat. Keep scrolling for a list of my favorite budget…

  • 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 my study abroad spring break and was lucky enough to return this past Spring. I learned that March is the perfect time to visit Barcelona! There are less tourists than the summer months and the temperature is warm but not uncomfortably hot. No matter when you are able to visit, Barcelona will be sure to steal your heart. Keep scrolling to see the best of Barcelona in only a weekend! Where to Stay There are plenty of adorable and fun-filled neighborhoods to stay…

  • What to Do 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 I sprained my ankle at the elephant sanctuary, we were still able to see some of the best that the city had to offer. Here’s how we spent an unforgettable four days in Chiang Mai! Useful Thai Phrases and General Tips for Visiting Thailand For a quick lesson on some basic Thai phrases and some…

  • A Quick Stop in Bangkok

    To be honest, when I decided to make Thailand my first trip to Asia, I had very little interest in visiting Bangkok. I was much more interested in the sunny beaches and gorgeous hikes than sweating around a crowded, expensive city. Fortunately, my friends disagreed and we booked three days to spend exploring Bangkok. There’s lots to see and do and I ended up liking it much more than I thought I would (the strong A/C in the hotels didn’t hurt either). Simple Thai Phrases and Tips for Visiting Thailand For a quick lesson on some basic Thai phrases and some general advice for traveling through Thailand, check out my…