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Stockholm, Venice of the North
 

Stockholm, Venice of the North

We arrived in Stockholm bright and early, eager to get the most out of our stay. We had planned on a two-night-extravaganza-adventure in Stockholm before taking a ferry to Helsinki....
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...
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...
The Krampus Creeps through Salzburg
 

The Krampus Creeps through Salzburg

When we arrived in Salzburg, Austria on Dec. 5th, Christmas had already come! The streets were lit up with brilliant lights and the smells of baked goods wafted deep into our senses....
Some of my top picks in Denmark!
 

Some of my top picks in Denmark!

My Top Five of Denmark I thought I would continue what I had started with the  “My five favourite things in Norway!” article with Denmark, so here we go! (Check out...
Final weekend in Copenhagen
 

Final weekend in Copenhagen

We spent one last weekend in Copenhagen to see a few things that we didn’t get a chance to see the first week we were there. It had gotten colder since...
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...
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...
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...
A Crash Course in Castles PART I
 

A Crash Course in Castles PART I

         Before coming to Britain, even before embarking on our European journey, I would often sit and dream of treading through stone passageways, patrolling the length of...
A Swedish Interlude
 

A Swedish Interlude

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden! We had a brief stop in Gothenburg on our way to Copenhagen, so here are some pictures! We decided on staying just two nights since we weren’t...
Hidden People
 

Hidden People

These are the words from the journal of Nathanael Weirson: “There is a story we learned about how the elves of Iceland came to be. “When the human world was...
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...
Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria
 

Five Reasons to Visit Bulgaria

My Top Five of Bulgaria Want to go somewhere different? With some incredible scenery, friendly people, and wooden monasteries perched on mountains? Look no further than Bulgaria! I loved our...
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...
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...
Insane Train to Ukraine
 

Insane Train to Ukraine

We had written down all the details for our train and set off early in the morning for the station in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia. We were going to ride the...
Norse Cosmology of Yggdrasil
 

Norse Cosmology of Yggdrasil

Norse Cosmology– The Worlds of Yggdrasil This is a very poor drawing that I worked very hard on, my version of the ancient Norse cosmology: Muspell, world of fire giants, Alfheim, world...
Bologna, City of Many Names
 

Bologna, City of Many Names

Bologna is known by many names because it’s a city with a high reputation. It is called “La Grassa” (the fat one) for its famous rich and fatty cuisine. A view from...
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,...
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...
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...
Five Things I Loved in Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

Five Things I Loved in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Top Five of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina was in the back of my mind for a long time before we finally decided to visit. Initially when we were...
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...
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