Help! Communicating is Difficult.

How do you stay connected to the important people in your life while traveling? Whether it’s offering support or just being the source of meaningful conversation, remaining in touch is key to emotional and physical health but to many it remains an afterthought of travel. My first week abroad I was very anxious. Fear of missing out on joy my friends and family would be having without me, … Continue reading Help! Communicating is Difficult.

Winding Down in Dresden

The sunset of this summer adventure fell in Dresden. Although originally planning just hours in the city before flying from Berlin to Miami, flight change craziness ensued after finding out five days in advance that I had nowhere to stay upon reaching the U.S. (boo hurricanes). For all the stress that came from changing plans, I did enjoy Dresden. Feeling tired physically, burnt out emotionally, and a bit sad about needing to return to the U.S., I wanted to both relax … Continue reading Winding Down in Dresden


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 


I’ve just arrived in Prague after a restorative week in Luzern, Switzerland. Rainy days encouraged the slow pace, however, the goal of the week was to simply rest, eat right and relax on a level not quite possible in hostels – and it was achieved. I’ve been feeling a bit worn down from travel, having an erradic sleep schedule and not eating as well as … Continue reading Recharging