I had to say goodbye (nasvidenje) to Slovenia on yet another day with heavy rain and chilly temperatures. However, not before spending an afternoon in Ljubljana, the gorgeous and historically important capital city of Slovenia. The city was the starting point of a somewhat regrettable journey to Dresden. With the remaining days of legal travel in the Schengen Zone dwindling, it became important to travel at … Continue reading Ljubljana

Slovenia (to be Continued)

After establishing the summer would be spent in Europe, I immediately read up on long distance hiking routes and home-bases for active travelers. Slovenia stuck out to me as a destination; beautiful landscapes (Triglav Park and Lake Bled), great hiking and cycling options, and an alluring unfamiliarity. I didn’t know much about Slovenia aside from some its wines but I was sure that could work … Continue reading Slovenia (to be Continued)

Croatia’s Coast

With so many national parks, islands and beautiful cities, it was tough to narrow down where to spend my last three nights in Croatia. After experiencing so much difficulty with transportation near Plitvice, it felt best to visit a more populated area with hiking trails researchable ahead of time. Učka Nature Park and the coastal town of Lovran below were a perfect fit and also … Continue reading Croatia’s Coast

Croatia’s Plitvička Jezera

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia has been a place I have always wanted to see since hearing about it. The unique chemistry of the environment and the special plant life found within the park seemed magical. Now, at the end of my European tour, I could finally experience this place. The first full day in spent in Croatia and near the park in Jezerce was … Continue reading Croatia’s Plitvička Jezera

Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia 

After four weeks traveling around Central Europe I finally found time to share what I’ve been seeing and doing. My plans have undergone numerous changes, most notably skipping the Tatras, but I have been having a great time with most days spent hiking or wandering cities. Either way, a lot of time spent outside. For the most part getting around is easy using public transportation … Continue reading Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia