The Ancient Metropolis of Athens

Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, has been a thriving metropolis for thousands of years. More than a third of Greece’s population sprawls across the Attica plain...

Crete and the Minoan Civilization

The Minoan people were incredibly sophisticated for their time, ruled the known world, and laid the foundation for western society.

Hyperadobe Building in Crete

Out of all the wonders we’ve witnessed in our travels through Europe, our workaway experiences have been the most memorable. In Finland we lived with an alternative community, constructed a yurt...

Flavours of the Balkans

What are we eating in… The Balkans! I want to start by saying that we LOVED the food throughout the Balkan region. Think rich soups, stews, grilled meats, and pies...

Charming Chania and the Egyptian Lighthouse

As we prepared to say arrivederci to Italy, we set our sights on the islands of Greece for our next destination. Everyone raves about the rock bottom prices Ryanair offers to fly...

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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 Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)
 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (and more!)

Italy’s infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa attracts over a million tourists a year, so we thought it was time to join the flock and see what all the fuss is...
Hyperadobe Building in Crete
 

Hyperadobe Building in Crete

Out of all the wonders we’ve witnessed in our travels through Europe, our workaway experiences have been the most memorable. In Finland we lived with an alternative community, constructed a yurt...
The Krampus Creeps through Salzburg
 

The Krampus Creeps through Salzburg

While St. Nicholas gives gifts to the good, the horned Krampus joyfully punishes wicked children by whipping them and carrying them off to its lair.
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...
Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
 

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots

Ode to a Vagabond’s Boots
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...
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...
Flavours of the Balkans
 

Flavours of the Balkans

What are we eating in… The Balkans! I want to start by saying that we LOVED the food throughout the Balkan region. Think rich soups, stews, grilled meats, and pies...
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...
A Family Adventure in Czech!
 

A Family Adventure in Czech!

After three months in the United Kingdom and Ireland Nathanael and I were ready for a completely new vibe. We flew out of the Bristol airport and with a quick...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Green Building in Solbacka Village
 

Green Building in Solbacka Village

            Deep within the Finnish wilderness, there is a secret valley. The valley is surrounded by a thriving, untouched wilderness and a magnificent forest 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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
King Arthur and the Standing Stones
 

King Arthur and the Standing Stones

      Staggering off the ferry, we took our first steps back into Great Britain. Bleary-eyed from grabbing a handful of hours sleep on the ferry we set off...
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...
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...
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