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Top Picks of Ireland
 

Top Picks of Ireland

Ahhh, the Emerald Isles! Ireland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, and I felt like we had barely enough time to scratch the surface. Still, enjoy checking...
Five Awesome Places in Hungary
 

Five Awesome Places in Hungary

My Top Five of Hungary We spent a few weeks in Hungary, travelling mostly in the area around Budapest, and I loved it! It was a country I didn’t know...
I’m on the Road to Uppsala
 

I’m on the Road to Uppsala

        Long ago, as early as the 3rd century AD, a great temple was built in the name of the ancient Norse gods on the site of what...
Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine
 

Tiszafüred Thermals and Eger Wine

…Meanwhile, in a remote village somewhere on the Hungarian plains… Yes indeed, that was a straw bale dressed up to look like a pig from the video game Angry Birds, but...
Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
 

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots Noble boots–you have served me well Beneath my callous plodding your double-seams have held. Every scar and tear that has ripped into your side You bore them as a...
Nuremberg, a Bavarian Dream
 

Nuremberg, a Bavarian Dream

Nuremberg is a beautiful German city with a checkered past. The second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg’s exquisite, timber-frame buildings and dark beer bring tourists thronging all year-round. The old town in particular is well-preserved and beautifully...
Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment
 

Tallinn, a City of Medieval Enchantment

What could be more enchanting than a skyline of medieval buildings, cathedrals, stone walls, and spiralling towers? Tallinn is an amazing blend of medieval history and young, party vibe. Nathanael and I...
The Climb to Arthur’s Seat
 

The Climb to Arthur’s Seat

The next stop in our journey was a country I had been dreaming of seeing my whole life… Scotland! The rolling hills, the bagpipes, the Irn Bru, the haggis! And...
Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece
 

Sibiu, a Saxon Masterpiece

We scored a pretty sweet Airbnb place in Sibiu, right outside the old city walls. It was in a perfect location for us to explore the old town and, since it...
Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes
 

Niš Loves Sexy Sundaes

We decided to take a bit of a vacation from volunteering to venture through Serbia and get a last taste of summer in Montenegro. First stop: Niš! Isn’t that the best...
Top Picks of Finland
 

Top Picks of Finland

My Top Five of Finland Nathanael and I spent about a month in southern Finland and absolutely loved it! Find below a few of the highlights (check out the rest of...
Welcome to a Finnish Tea Party
 

Welcome to a Finnish Tea Party

Fancy a cup of tea with herbs freshly picked from the garden? How about a snack made with wild nettles and oregano? Back in the land of saunas and Moomin,...
Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia
 

Five Must-Visit Spots in Croatia

So you’re heading to Croatia for your next vacation? Great choice! Croatia is an incredible blend of everything you could want in a destination; beautiful natural spaces, rich history, turquoise water,...
Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia
 

Korčula and Hvar, Gems of Dalmatia

Bumping and twisting around the mountainous coastline of Dalmatia, the lower region of Croatia, we took a sudden left up Pelješac peninsula. We were racing the setting sun, crossing our fingers that...
The Grand Canals of Venice
 

The Grand Canals of Venice

Ahhh Venice… a labyrinth of stunning architecture and alluring attractions, riddled with canals and trampled by 20 million tourists each year. Everybody wants to come to Venice and realize that romantic image of Italy we...
The Ukrainian Wonder of Kamyanets-Podilsky
 

The Ukrainian Wonder of Kamyanets-Podilsky

The man who scouted out the location of the Ukrainian fortified town, Kamyanets-Podilsky (fortress of stone), must have received a shiny, gold star for his brilliance. Surrounded by a 100 foot deep, natural canyon,...
Balkan Trek: First steps through Bulgaria
 

Balkan Trek: First steps through Bulgaria

         Two pairs of huge, gooey eyes stared up at me expectantly as I sat on the porch of Little Spring’s Guesthouse, tying up my bootlaces. Even...
Scandinavian Food, a Smörgåsbord!
 

Scandinavian Food, a Smörgåsbord!

A few people have been asking me about what kinds of Scandinavian food we’ve been having so far, so I wanted to take a second to tell you all a...
Five Highlights of a Whirlwind Baltics Tour
 

Five Highlights of a Whirlwind Baltics Tour

My Top Five of the Baltics Thinking of heading to the Baltics? This is a little different from my other Top Fives because I’m combining Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia into a...
HelpX Opens the Way…
 

HelpX Opens the Way…

We’ve signed away to the Help Exchange website, opening the way to a colourful list of organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats...