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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...
It’s Always Sunny in Freiburg
 

It’s Always Sunny in Freiburg

After bidding adieu to most of the family, Nathanael, Braeden and I found ourselves having lunch in a bustling square in Freiburg, the first stop on our German adventure. Students filled the...
Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik
 

Behind the Battlements of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, has been the most impressive “old town” we’ve ever visited on our incredibly long journey. An extraordinary citadel set on the rocky shores of the...
Where the Shetland Ponies Play
 

Where the Shetland Ponies Play

We rolled and rocked over the North Sea; we were bound for Lerwick, capital of the Shetland islands. Some days the sea is too rough and the ferries won’t run,...
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...
Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance
 

Florence, Cradle of the Italian Renaissance

Between the beautiful architecture and delicious wines (just outside the city you will find the Chianti wine region) tourism has become the major driver of the Florentine economy. Florence, or...
Five Great Things to Do in Serbia
 

Five Great Things to Do in Serbia

My Top Five of Serbia We dashed through Serbia in two quick, but busy bursts before continuing on our journey. The former Yugoslavian countries have a complicated relationship with each...
Five Reasons You Need to Visit Romania
 

Five Reasons You Need to Visit Romania

Top Five of Romania Romania is wrapped in an aura of mystery and timelessness. Even today when we mention Romania, people still seem a bit in awe by that sense...
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...
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...
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,...
The Imperial City of Milan
 

The Imperial City of Milan

Fixed like a giant spider-web on the map, Milan stands out as one of Italy’s greatest, and most dazzling, metropolises. We had heard people say Milan’s a commercial capital without much else to...
The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik
 

The Mountain Fortress of Belogradchik

      Ashleigh and I swung back and forth in unison as we wound up the snaking road to the top of Belogradchik, a small village resting on the side 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...
Split City and the Emperor’s Palace
 

Split City and the Emperor’s Palace

The city of Split is filled with time-worn wonders, but where most monuments have been left uninhabited, this 2400 year-old colony is still fully-functional and bursting with energy. The stronghold of Emperor Diocletian has been...
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...
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...
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...
A Night Ride through Budapest
 

A Night Ride through Budapest

        Our very first Couchsurfing experience began in Budapest and we were privileged with meeting such a wonderful host! Gabor met us at the train station and took us into...
Bright Lights of Ljubljana
 

Bright Lights of Ljubljana

We arrived into Ljubljana a bit earlier than expected, but excited nonetheless. We were right on time to watch the Christmas lights start going up and in just a few...
Christmas Eve and Tales of Brno
 

Christmas Eve and Tales of Brno

Having a weekend off from babysitting duty in Vienna, we were trying to figure out the best place to spend our Christmas holidays– and it had to be somewhere cheap because...
‘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...
Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
 

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
Top Five of Czech!
 

Top Five of Czech!

My Top Five of the Czech Republic The Czech Republic! What an awesome country; beautiful, rich in history and culture, and we can’t forget the great beer! It was tough...
The Great Geysir
 

The Great Geysir

These are the words from the journal of Nathanael Weirson, “It was halfway through our trip when we arrived at the geyser. “Geysir” is the oldest, largest, and the mother of...
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...
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