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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...
Schengen Area… confused?
 

Schengen Area… confused?

      Ashleigh and I were only a few days into our trip when we embarrassingly discovered certain visa regulations that forced us to almost completely alter our original...
Five Things I Loved in Poland
 

Five Things I Loved in Poland

My Top Five of Poland Poland is a country rich in culture and full of surprises. Nathanael and I spent about three weeks in Poland, but easily could have spent more...
Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!
 

Hello, Beachtown Montenegro!

Hello, Montenegro! Time for a last bit of fun in the sun before the winter closes in on us once again! We arrived in Bar, Montenegro late in the evening...
My Favourite Spots in England!
 

My Favourite Spots in England!

My Top Five of England I knew that we would be spending more time in England with my brother so I decided to postpone judging my favourite spots in England, and...
Introducing Bratislava!
 

Introducing Bratislava!

This is terrible to admit, but before I visited Slovakia the first thing that came to my mind when I thought of “Bratislava” was that funny movie Eurotrip from 2004. Essentially, the lead...
Banská Bystrica’s Fireworks Extravaganza
 

Banská Bystrica’s Fireworks Extravaganza

The day before New Years Eve we set off on a hop, skip and a jump through Slovakia, with only a week before our time to be exiled from the...
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...
Walking the Streets of Troy
 

Walking the Streets of Troy

          We leapt excitedly off the bus to find a familiar row of stalls and shops set up along the dusty road into the archaeological site of...
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 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,...
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 Green Pastures Beyond Zagreb
 

The Green Pastures Beyond Zagreb

We were en route to our new workaway home: a horse farm venturing into permaculture, just a short train-ride from Croatia’s capital of Zagreb. Arriving at Zagreb’s main station, we had the first of what would...
Life on a Swedish Farm
 

Life on a Swedish Farm

Rocking gently in a Harry Potter-esque train compartment, we were bound for the east coast of Sweden. We were heading for Ramsjögård farm in Björklinge, just outside of Uppsala and...
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...
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...
Canada, You Prude
 

Canada, You Prude

Some thoughts from the journal of Ashleigh of Westphalia: “Apparently Icelanders think not having sex before marriage is an absurd idea. Got to love Europeans and their free spirited sexual...
Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia
 

Couchsurfing our way through Slovakia

After a spectacular New Year’s in Banská Bystrica, we set off on a whirlwind, couchsurfing adventure through Slovakia. Our goal was to spend about a week making our way over to...
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...
Cinque Terre, a Photographer’s Paradise!
 

Cinque Terre, a Photographer’s Paradise!

After ecstatic hugs and a flurry of gleeful giggles, the whole family piled into the rental van and away we went! There were some hairy moments puzzling out the toll...
The Idyllic City of Brașov
 

The Idyllic City of Brașov

The city of Brașov, with its medieval towers and Saxon architecture, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and ski slopes, stands out in my memory as being a idyllic place to live in...
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...
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...
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...
The Dark Waters of Loch Ness
 

The Dark Waters of Loch Ness

I briefly mentioned our trips to Loch Ness and Hermaness in, “Top Picks of Scotland” but that was only a glimpse at our adventure looking for Nessie. Without further ado,...
Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
 

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
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