Exploring in Your Own Backyard

Many of us who suffer from wanderlust tend to dream of visiting cities and countries that are perhaps thousands of miles away. While I’m of course all for traveling the world, sometimes there are other hidden gems waiting to be explored… and they’re much closer than you think. 

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Score Great Accommodations for Less | Travel Tips

I recently stumbled upon an article from the Huffington Post with some tips for getting a cheap hotel room. While they gave some sound advice, to me it seemed that they had really only hit the tip of the iceberg. A few of my “go-to” tricks weren’t mentioned, so I’ve decided to share what strategies and tools I use when trying to figure out my travel accommodations without completely breaking the bank. Continue reading

Travel Essentials | Europe 2016

We all know that it’s best to travel light, so it’s important to find items that are lightweight and compact while still providing ultimate functionality. Since I’ve been in the midst of planning my upcoming backpacking trip to Europe, I began thinking of the various travel gadgets I might need to invest in before I step on that flight next September. Okay, perhaps “need” is taking it a bit far, so let’s just think of this as more of a wish-list. Without further adieu, here are some items I’m hoping to have in tow when I embark on my journey next fall. Continue reading

Planning the Route & Itinerary | Europe 2016

They say that sometimes the planning is almost just as fun as the trip itself, and I have to say that I whole-heartedly agree. I recently was researching some smaller picturesque European cities, and I instantly fell in love with their charm. I began dreaming of exploring quaint towns such as Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Cesky Krumlov, Hallstatt, LucerneBasel, Colmar, and Bruges.  These cities are what has inspired me to get back to Europe, and so I decided to build my backpacking itinerary around them. Continue reading

This is the Beginning of Many New Adventures | Europe 2016

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with travel, language, and culture. I’ve always been eager to see new places and experience new things. My true travel journey began when I went to Germany for spring break my freshman year of college. Once I stepped off that plane in Frankfurt, I felt so free and so at home. A year and a half later I was on my way to Spain for a semester abroad, and soon enough I found myself in Costa Rica and then finally Italy. I felt nothing could get in the way of fulfilling my wanderlust… Continue reading

Welcome to Fernweh Travels! ❤

Hello there, World! Thanks for stumbling across my online travel journal and blog. My name is Lina, and it has always been a dream of mine to backpack through Europe. One day, I decided it was time to turn that dream into reality. This inspired me to create “Fernweh Travels” so that I could document my travel adventures, as well as hopefully provide other travelers like myself with useful information for their next journey. Here are some tips for navigating this blog:

About: Learn more about “Fernweh Travels”

Travel Journal: This is where I will document all ongoing travel plans, as well as “live blog” my adventures from abroad when possible. Be sure to check out My Adventure Map, which shows all the places I’ve been, as well as my bucket list

Inspiration Board: A little bit of everything, my uncatergorized randomness of travel dreams… think of it as a brainstorming cloud for wanderlust

Travel Resources: My personal collection of resources based on destinations I’ve visited. I will update these regularly as I travel.

Photo Gallery: This is where I will upload all the photos from my adventures

FAQ: Questions from readers will be posted here

Contact Me: Ask me anything, I’m always excited to chat with you about your travels!

Thanks for following along! Happy travels!