Wanderlust 2017: In Freedom, Most People Find Sin

When I told my friends that I would be spending three days in Amsterdam, they all giggled – understandably so. Amsterdam is a city of freedom; one where it doesn’t matter what you want because you can have it as long as you’re okay with it being regulated – you very rarely hear any complaints….

Wanderlust 2017: Built Not on Stability, But Change

We made it to our final stop in Germany, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I kept daydreaming about walking along the Berlin Wall seeing not only historical sites, but the artwork that has been created all over it. Checkpoint Charlie For many, when they hear Berlin, “Checkpoint Charlie” comes to mind. Checkpoint Charlie…

Wanderlust 2017: Jewel Box

We were heading back to Germany and I was extremely excited. At this point, I was loving my trip. I thought to myself about how I could easily travel forever – and would love to any day. Our next destination was Berlin, but first, we were going to take a couple hour break in Dresden,…

Wanderlust 2017: Kenopsia

Kenopsia (noun): The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. I want to keep this one short, but think it is extremely important to have a stand alone entry. On our way out of Munich heading to Prague, we made a stop at the Dachau…

Wanderlust 2017: Work That Lederhosen, Baby

After a long stint in Italy and short stop in Austria, we ended up in Munich, Germany! When looking at the initial itinerary, I never would have thought that Munich would be my favorite location to date (minus the Greek Islands, which all of us agree felt as if the islands were a totally different…

Wanderlust 2017: Castle On The Hill

Leaving Austria, we took a few hours to explore the Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwagau, Germany. The castle was built for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, however he died only a couple years after it was finished, so he never had the opportunity to get comfy in the home he funded completely. This is the castle…

Wanderlust 2017: Romeo, Take Me Somewhere We Can Be Alone

While leaving Venice, we took a two hour break in the beautiful city of Verona, Italy. Verona is exactly the type of city I would want to live in. It’s small, there’s a good amount of shade and sunshine, it’s not too busy, but at the same time, it has everything you could ever need….

Wanderlust 2017: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Venice

After leaving Florence and Cinque Terre, we knew that we were going to one of the most iconic locations in Italy: Venice! Our time in Venice was short and jammed packed with things to do. The City To get to the city of Venice, you must take a water taxi, which if you ask me…

Wanderlust 2017: Tuscan Leather Smelling Like a Brick

Yes, once again, more Drake lyrics. I can’t be tamed… After leaving Rome, I was ready for a smaller city, and Florence, Italy was the perfect solution. We had three days slated to be in Florence and I was going to take full advantage of this city. I had heard a lot about Florence because…

Wanderlust 2017: She Dreamed of Paros, Paros, Paro-dise

Yes, that is a play on Coldplay’s “Paradise“.  I know it’s weird that it’s not a Drake song, but y’all will get over it. Fun fact: I was listening to “Paradise” when I decided to make some moves with my life, so it’s only fair that I give it a shout out. Anyway… The Cyclades…

My First Euro Trip (Part 1: Warsaw, Poland)

Growing up, I had always dreamed of visiting Europe. Specifically in the late spring/early summer, probably the south of France, wind in my hair, having an enlightening moment while looking off into the sunset. So, when I booked my first trip to Europe for the end of November, I knew my initial vision of Europe…