Sitting on Kjeragbolten

I’ll Remember

I’ll remember salsa dancing in Zurich with my best friend, twisting and turning among locals and expats. I’ll remember the adorable Italian girl in the bottom bunk in Copenhagen who spoke a few words of English and used “spatula” for “hairbrush.” I’ll remember finding seedless watermelon in Novi Sad, a holy grail after months of…

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…

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…

An Open Letter to Kraków

Dear Kraków, I didn’t think I believed at first sight, and then I met you. From the moment I arrived, sleep deprived from my overnight bus ride and frustrated by the Uber driver who ripped me off, somehow you just felt right. I quickly learned how to pronounce your Polish street names and which of…

Travel with Me: Aarhus, Denmark

Chosen as a 2017 European Capital of Culture, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city and a great place for visitors–especially those who love modern art. My trip to Aarhus got off on a strange foot. Standing at a bus stop mere minutes after arriving in the city, I suddenly looked over to see a man…

I Fell in Love with Odense

With a week to kill in Denmark before my friends would join me in Copenhagen, I set off for Odense, the country’s third largest city and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. It seemed like a nice place to spend two days exploring Danish culture away from a truly urban environment. All I knew about…

The Perfect Day Trip from Copenhagen

Whether you’ve spent just one day in Copenhagen or you’re a week into your exploration of the city, I highly recommend taking a day trip to see two of the area’s most famous sights: Kronborg Slot and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Say “good morning” to Hamlet at Kronborg Slot Purchase a 24-hour All…