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The Void
 

The Void

These are the words from the journal of Jon the Weir: “I, Jon the Weir, descended into a crack in the earth. I climbed precariously for many fathoms in the...
Belgrade: City that Never Sleeps
 

Belgrade: City that Never Sleeps

Ashleigh and I stepped off the bus into Belgrade’s streets around five in the morning, expecting the city to be asleep. Instead, we were met with a heavy bass thumping from thriving nightclubs,...
Five Things to See When in Austria
 

Five Things to See When in Austria

Top Five of Austria Next up in my Top Five series… Austria! We spent about a month in Austria this past December, and though we visited only two cities, we still felt...
Five Reasons Why I Love Turkey
 

Five Reasons Why I Love Turkey

My Top Five of Turkey Our time in Turkey was filled with wonderful people, delicious food, and incredible experiences. We went out and saw as much as we possibly could,...
Free stuff Around the World
 

Free stuff Around the World

Free Opportunities to Travel So a friend of mine recently showed me some great websites for free tours, and it got me thinking about how many cheap touring opportunities are...
Living the dream on the Aegean Coast
 

Living the dream on the Aegean Coast

We were planning on slowly making our way north along the Aegean coast, stopping at two Workaway hosts and a couple historical sites along the way. Our first host in...
My Five Favourites of Slovakia
 

My Five Favourites of Slovakia

Top Five of Slovakia Ahhh Slovakia! Imagine the dramatic peaks of the Tatra Mountains, hearty food, and medieval castles– does it get much better? Modern, thriving Slovakia is a popular...
Beyond the Bridge of Mostar
 

Beyond the Bridge of Mostar

On its way to recovery from the Bosnian War, the beauty and mystery of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been revealed to the world. In the Herzegovina region the town of Mostar lives and breathes again as...
Plitvice Lakes National Park
 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Because we’re a bit silly, we decided to abandon Italy for the time being, go BACK into Croatia and visit a God’s honest paradise–Plitvice Lakes. Nestled in a valley between densely-forested mountains is a stairway of...
Roman Walls and Ruined Castles
 

Roman Walls and Ruined Castles

We arrived by bus into the lovely city of Stoke-on-Trent in late January, eager to move on from the bustling streets of London. Phil and Carole welcomed us into their...
‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…
 

‘Neath Ancient Rosslyn Waits…

‘Neath ancient Rosslyn waits secrets so secret nobody really knows what the secret is anymore. Some say the Knights of the Templar stored vast riches in the tombs of Rosslyn...
Unexpected Companions
 

Unexpected Companions

After our excursion down to Reykjavik’s harbour, and after eating all the whale meat we could afford (Jonathan had the lobster soup), Ashleigh led the way into a jewelry shop...
Meat-lovers Rejoice in the Czech Republic!
 

Meat-lovers Rejoice in the Czech Republic!

What are we eating in… the Czech Republic! It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these so I thought it would be fun to post another delicious article to make...
Krakow and the Wawel Dragon
 

Krakow and the Wawel Dragon

           Poland was a thrilling, financial break for us. After being traumatized by a $30 bowl of soup at a fish-market in Oslo, not to mention...
In Fair Verona
 

In Fair Verona

“In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” … The family finds themselves in a city alive with romance, drama, and the shadows of two of the world’s most famous...
Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine
 

Five Reasons I Loved Ukraine

My Top Five of Ukraine Our time in Ukraine was an eye-opening experience. We met some wonderful people who invited us to see Ukraine from their point of view and I...
Winter fun in Helsinki
 

Winter fun in Helsinki

A little tired, but enthused from our mini-cruise, we arrived bright and early in Helsinki harbour on December 20th. The ferry pulled in, and after snapping a few nice shots...
The Wyrm of Blessi Pool
 

The Wyrm of Blessi Pool

        Here I recount the tale as I remember it of my encounter with the Wyrm of Blessi pool. I was wandering within the Hell-warmed area around...
Witches’ Night in Heidelberg
 

Witches’ Night in Heidelberg

In an abandoned, Nazi amphitheatre at the summit of Heidelberg‘s Holy Mountain, bonfires burn bright on Witches’ Night. On April 30th, young students from the university town of Heidelberg make the...
Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania
 

Cluj-Napoca, the Heart of Transylvania

We had finally arrived in fascinating land of Transylvania, Romania. We had been eager to visit for quite some time, even more so after speaking with Gabor, a big fan of...
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...
Viking Heritage
 

Viking Heritage

“Then, when it was least expected, Gisli turned around and ran from the ridge up onto the crag known as Einhamar. There he faced them and defended himself. Everyone in...
Vilnius, a Dog has the Right to be a Dog
 

Vilnius, a Dog has the Right to be a Dog

         Early in the morning we bid a sad farewell to Ola and John, our most gracious Workaway hosts in northern Poland, and prepared ourselves for the...
All Roads Lead to Rome
 

All Roads Lead to Rome

Throughout our European travels we have found evidence of the greatness of the Roman Empire; from Hadrian’s Wall in the misty isles of Britain as far as Ephesus on the Aegean shores of Turkey. Every...
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