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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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...
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...
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 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,...
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...
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 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...
In the beginning… there was Bergen!
 

In the beginning… there was Bergen!

At long last the countdown is done and the time has finally come to disembark. Our plane left from Vancouver at 1:30 in the afternoon on October 23rd, through Seattle...
The Marble City of Ephesus
 

The Marble City of Ephesus

Ephesus used to be the third largest city in the Eastern Roman Empire with a population of 56 000. Today it is the most complete, ancient city in Europe, untouched by modern man.
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...
The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo
 

The Holy Mosaic of Sarajevo

Our first stop in Bosnia was, of course, Sarajevo. Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we had been fortunate enough to find a workaway host with the...
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

If you’re craving the ambience of a quintessential medieval town, look no further. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a vision straight from the pages of Grimm’s fairy tales. Enter through one of the six gateways...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Medieval Charm of Sighișoara
 

The Medieval Charm of Sighișoara

Just before leaving our home in Cluj-Napoca, in the spur of the moment, we were convinced to hitch a ride with a friend in the direction of Sighișoara: a brightly coloured citadel overrun...
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...
Makvärket, a Cultural and Environmental Collective
 

Makvärket, a Cultural and Environmental Collective

              It was a beautiful afternoon when we stepped off the train from Copenhagen, arriving in the tiny village of Knabstrup. We asked several...
Into the Heart of Istria
 

Into the Heart of Istria

In the land of Istria: a broad peninsula jutting from Croatia’s northern coastline, one can wander through seaside fishing villages, clamber up to hilltop citadels, and rediscover leftovers from the might...
The London Tube
 

The London Tube

It was midnight on January 20th when we landed in London Gatwick airport. We were tired from our lengthy, cramped flight, sandwiched between airplane seats, and wanted more than anything...
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...
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...
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...
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