My Top 4 Museums Around the World

Growing up I wouldn’t say that I didn’t like museums, it’s just that I wasn’t all that interested in them. Sure, some were really cool, like the ones with all sorts of cool toys Continue reading

How I Got A Black Eye in Peru

AdobePhotoshopExpress_212e156a08554a808309408fa8b53818Ah Peru, so full of adventures. So full of excitement. So full of stories. Like that time I got a black eye in Peru. My parents only slightly freaked out when I returned with a blue bruise as a souvenir.

So what’s the story? Did I get attacked by someone at midnight while walking home? Yes, but that’s a Continue reading

A Melancholic Day in Austin, TX

I was born and raised in Austin, yet, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t feel like I belong. Which is a bit surprising, even to me. I mean, I’m vegan, I love music, I love quirky vintage things, so what gives? Austin should be a haven for me!

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Maybe it’s the surge of people moving in who have changed this city. Maybe it’s the Continue reading

Exploring Barcelona

“Baaarcelona I still long to hold ya once mo-o-re.” Oh Barcelona, you hold so 11403400_10204438925476418_517426218050448971_nmuch. Amazing markets, busy beaches, and absolutely delicious food. I mean the tapas people, TAPAS! Who doesn’t like tapas?

As cheery as I may sound, I’ll be honest about something, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Barcelona. I know, I am one of the few. In my opinion however, it seemed so over saturated with tourists, which is to be expected at any tourist destination, I know, but still… Continue reading

The Hills are Alive in Salzburg

11703144_10204518758872203_1601807759616980948_nWhen I made plans to go to Salzburg it wasn’t so much of a conscious “I’ve always dreamed of Salzburg, I must go!” as it was that it was the cheapest place to fly out of to catch my plane in Oslo back home. So arriving there I didn’t have much to expect. Had I seen the Sound of Music? Well, before this European adventure, no. Funny Continue reading

Exploring the Shire

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I always find it amusing what people associate with different countries. The United Kingdom is reduced to London, France is all wine, cheese, and beautiful Paris, and as of late New Zealand has been known as the land of the hobbits. If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, New Zealand is a must stop for you.

AdobePhotoshopExpress_3ee0e5cc45e943b3a9464910126cfe63Located just outside of Matamata, a town about 3 hours by bus from Auckland, Hobbiton rests on the Alexander Farm, the last sheep farm in the area. Having seen all Continue reading

Traveling Has Left Me With A Loss

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Tallin, Estonia

 

Upon embarking on a trip, I left my friends and family with a promise to tell them all about my amazing adventures once I returned. As I traveled, I would see something and make a mental note to tell everyone about it. How green the trees were in Finland, how friendly the people were in Thailand, and how annoying my roommates were in Prague. Continue reading

Vegan Travel Tips

I get a lot of questions about being vegan when I travel. “Isn’t it hard to find vegan food?” “Is it really worth the hassle?” The truth? It’s not too hard to find vegan food if you don’t mind foraging grocery stores rather than restaurants and as any other vegan can tell you, it might be a hassle but we’re not going to eat meat so just drop it.

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Anyway, so how do you find vegan food when you are traveling? Let’s start in the airport. More often than not you will always find vegan options here, whether it’s fruit, Continue reading

Not All Pretty Places Are Peaceful

AdobePhotoshopExpress_62a0550248544365a12485d1b4d9dbf6When I first arrived in Krakow, I knew only one thing that I HAD to see: Auschwitz  Concentration Camp. It sounds a bit deranged, to go to such a place of evil, but I soon realized I was one of many who wanted to see this historical site. In fact, over a million people visit Auschwitz each year! Who would have thought something so uncomfortable to face, would be so popular? Whatever the reason, history may not be pretty, but as George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  Continue reading

Hello Lithuania

adobephotoshopexpress_1b4325aa010a436fbbb1d5001dad9a69Before embarking on this past round the world trip, I didn’t know much, or really anything, about the Baltic States. I couldn’t tell you any of its history, what there was to do there, or even what countries made up the Baltic States! But after a few weeks exploring the three countries, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, I was in love. Perhaps it was the nouveau architecture, the laid back lifestyle, the warm and friendly people. I’m not sure. All I know is that I didn’t want to leave. Continue reading