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

Trip Report | Italy 2012

See, this is why I should have started my travel journal/blog a bit sooner. Luckily, I jotted down some notes while I was traveling in Italy, but I still wish I had properly journaled everything in much greater detail. Just as a quick background, I went to Italy in March 2012 (three whole years ago?!) to visit my friend Laura, who was an Italian study abroad student while I was in Spain. We ended up being placed at the same university and our programs frequently planned outings together. We’ve been dear friends ever since! Continue reading