Berlin for New Years – A Lesson in History and Fireworks

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*NOTE: Alright alright, hold back your pitchforks.  I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but between crappy wifi in New Zealand that allowed for 1 picture to be uploaded every half hour (if I was lucky), and spending most of my time trying to move back to the US, it just wasn’t going to happen folks. But the updates should (I stress the should…I do have Continue reading Berlin for New Years – A Lesson in History and Fireworks

Christmas in Prague – When Family Comes to Visit!

While Christmas 2014 on Boracay Island in the Philippines left quite a bit to be desired, this past holiday season was made significantly more enjoyable by my family meeting me in Europe! Just two days after my exciting excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, I hopped on an early morning bus from Munich to Prague. Getting started that early is never fun, but the sunrise that morning sure made up for Continue reading Christmas in Prague – When Family Comes to Visit!

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle)

Neuschwanstein Castle had been at the top of my Germany bucket list for quite some time, ever since I saw a photo of it somewhere in the depths of Instagram. When I found out that it was cheaper for me to fly from Barcelona to Munich, and then take a bus from Munich to Prague (to meet up with my family) than it was to fly directly from Barcelona to Continue reading Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle)

The Unique Architecture of Barcelona – Antoni Gaudi

I’d heard a lot about the unique architecture of Barcelona before traveling there from Sevilla, but to experience it in person is a whole different ball game. Unique architecture has become a favorite of mine since I started traveling.  The buildings of the world are so different, so elaborate, so unexpected, that you are often compelled to stop and take as many pictures as possible. Most of my favorite architectural Continue reading The Unique Architecture of Barcelona – Antoni Gaudi

Sevilla in Pictures: Colors and Architecture Galore

I had the great pleasure of spending a full week in Sevilla (or Seville if you Anglicize it) over the Thanksgiving holiday (my second year enjoying this festive event abroad). It is a beautiful city that, whenever I told anyone I was going to be visiting, they would go on about how much they loved it and that I would as well. And boy were they right. I fell in Continue reading Sevilla in Pictures: Colors and Architecture Galore

2015 in Review: A Video

I promise I will get to working on the remaining posts I have planned, including Spain, Germany, Prague, as well as a budget round up not only for the month of December, but for the entire time I’ve been traveling as well.  So get ready! But for now, I’ve thrown together a little ‘2015 in review’ video that sums up my travels for this past year. 2015 was the year Continue reading 2015 in Review: A Video

5 Reasons to Visit Segovia, Spain

The fact that every time someone says the name of this town and I immediately think of ‘Genovia’ from the classic Disney movie The Princess Diaries isn’t the only reason I decided to visit Segovia (though I do think it’s a good enough reason). This sleepy little town in the middle of Spain quickly stole my heart with its beautiful architecture, picturesque castle, and a bit more of that Spanish feeling (at least to Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Segovia, Spain