Road trip to New England

One of my travel goals is to explore all 50 states. I’m from Pennsylvania and until September of 2017, had never stepped foot in any of the New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). When I decided to take the semester off, traveling to the New England states was something…

Canada

When I was 13, my family took a quick three day vacation to Montreal, Quebec on our way to the Adirondacks. Since then, I have seriously taken for granted how close Canada is. I never had a burning desire to go back because it was close enough to drive to. As my travel bug continues…

Embracing Barcelona

I knew that I wanted to finish my two month long journey in Barcelona. My parents raved about it, my cousin was studying abroad there, and the flight was only $200 home with a layover in Bergen, Norway making it possible to meet another family member! My spanish is “no está bien” (not good), but…

Don’t Pass Up Portugal (Sintra & Lisbon)

As it was nearing the end of my backpacking trip, I had the option to explore parts of Spain or head over to Portugal. Portugal was a country I had not been dying to go to, but I had already been to most of the countries in Western Europe so, I wasn’t sure if I…

A Weekend in Luxembourg

While I didn’t have a dying need to go to Luxembourg, I do like to see as many new places as possible. Checking off another country is always exciting! Also Luxembourg has some of the easiest public transportation! Luxembourg might not be on your list of dream vacations, but its cute fairytale-style towns make it…

The Best of Belgium

I spent a week in Brussels for a volunteer program with IVHQ that partnered with Serve the City. This experience was truly life changing. I met an amazing group of like-minded people and volunteered with the refugee population which is something I am very passionate about. A lot of times I am asked if I…

Amsterdam

While Amsterdam is notorious to tourists for the coffee shops and the Red Light District, Amsterdam has so much more to offer its visitors. There is no other city like Amsterdam in Europe where the streets are filled to the brim with canals and bikes. There are bicyclists EVERYWHERE and they are ruthless riders. When…

Captivated by Copenhagen

With an unexpected stop in Malmö, Sweden to visit my exchange student/best friend/sister, Helena, that left me with a day to visit the beautiful city of Copenhagen. I would write a post on Malmö as well, but I was too busy enjoying the company of Helena, her exchange student Celia, her actual sister Lotta, her…

2 Day Trip to Santorini

Santorini was the only other place in Greece that I absolutely had to see on my trip. I booked a tour with Hopin for a 2 day trip to this beautiful Aegean Island. Hopin arranges a pick up and drop off to your hotel in Athens, breakfast, a 3 star hotel, and transportation to and…

My Athens Adventure

I spent five days in Greece and decided to explore Athens and Santorini. In middle school, I was always fascinated with Greek Mythology and traveling to Greece soon became a dream of mine. When I was planning my trip, I wanted to fly from Cairo to Berlin and most of the flights would have a…