Three Days in Prague: Day 2

On Day 1, you introduced yourself to Prague. Now it’s time to explore more of the city beyond the Old Town. I’d recommend getting the 24-hour transit pass for 110 CZK (about $5 USD) to cover this itinerary since it takes you to different ends of the city, but you could also opt for one-way…

Three Days in Prague: Day 1

Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe. It suffered less damage than many cities during WWII, making it a great choice for architecture lovers, plus it’s still a relatively cheap place to stay even in spite of its growing tourism.  I stayed…

An Open Letter to Budapest

Dear Budapest, I was so excited about you. From my friends who’ve studied abroad to people I’ve met in hostels, it seemed like everyone had positive things to say about you. “You’ll love it!” they said. “I’m so jealous!” they said. “Budapest is my favorite city!” they said. Unfortunately, I felt differently. You mean well, Budapest, but…

What to Do In Bucharest (When You Only Have One Day)

Not to be confused with Budapest–believe me, the mix-up is more common than you’d think–Bucharest is the capital and largest city in Romania and an absolute dream for people who love architecture and history. My friend Rosalie and I arrived in the city from Luxembourg ready to take on the sights and sounds of Eastern Europe.…

Traveling Isn’t Always Glamorous

When you look at my Instagram and Facebook posts from the past two months of traveling through Europe, you’ll see lots of gorgeous architecture, colorful sunsets, and smiling selfies. This isn’t disingenous–my life on the road mostly consists of these same things. But there’s a side of traveling that isn’t so glamorous: at times I’ve…

Travel With Me: Zurich, Switzerland

As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is a hub for both fast-paced global finance and laid-back relaxation by the water. Switzerland has a reputation for being extremely expensive–which it is!–but I managed to spend a few days in the city with Nick, my best friend from college, without breaking the bank. Here’s how you…