Tag Archives: Travel in Europe

Wachau Valley, Vienna

4 Under-Rated Activities in Vienna

The first time I went to Vienna, it rained. I didn’t have an umbrella so I spent a lot of time hiding under shop eaves and stripping Jared of his not-so-waterproof-but-better-than-nothing jacket, leaving him to get wet. I didn’t really know what I was supposed to do in Vienna, so I wasn’t sure what I […]


Studying in Germany with Liv Luget

This post is part of a series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Liv Luget from Nice, France. After getting a BA in Psychology from Paris Descartes University, she decided to do an MA abroad, somewhere she could see things from a different perspective. This blogger chose an MA in Social, Cognitive […]

Views of Barcelona

Discovering the Beauty of Barcelona

The other day ’60 Minutes’ ran a feature on the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. I didn’t see the show, but I did read several posts on Facebook by people who were fascinated by the story, and who had never heard of the Sagrada Família before. Never heard of it. I gasped (for real) because I didn’t […]

Lions of Trafalgar Square

Why I Still Love London

The first city I fell in love with was Paris. The second was London. YES. London. People around the world have always questioned me on this: “London? Why? It’s dirty, crowded, expensive <insert negative adjective here>, and horrible.” These things may be true. London can be a city of luxury or a city of poverty, […]

Amanda Slavinsky

Studying in Rome with Amanda Slavinsky

This post is part of a series of interviews with travelers who have studied abroad. Meet Amanda Slavinsky from Michigan. This University of Michigan grad is the creator of the addictive travel blog Farsickness. In 2009, she spent four months studying history and Italian at John Cabot University, an American university in Rome. Here’s what […]

San Fermin opening ceremony Pamplona, Spain

24 Hours in Pamplona

Sometimes, when I get an idea into my head, I can’t shake it. I become infected by it, obsessed with seeing it through. My travel partner, Paige, was the same way. We were in San Sebastian, Spain, on the fifth of July, 2004. The next day was opening day for the festival of San Fermín, […]