Camel Trekking in the Sahara Desert of Morocco

So we’re going to take a quick break from Europe for a moment (since I’m wayyy far behind on those posts), because I’ve been DYING to tell you all about a recent tour to the Sahara Desert that I took with Camel Trekking in Morocco!  I went for the 3 day/2 night option, as I’d been told by many that it was just the right amount of days (2 days Continue reading Camel Trekking in the Sahara Desert of Morocco

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

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

My First Year of Travel & Future Plans

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I quit my job and set off to travel the world by myself. It’s also fitting that this is my 100th blog post! SO much has happened since then. So much has changed. For better and for worse. That’s the thing about travel. As anyone who has ever done any sort of extensive travel, it never goes as planned. Ever.  But Continue reading My First Year of Travel & Future Plans

Tiger Leaping Gorge – That time I nearly got pushed off the side of a mountain

“I’m sorry that time you nearly got pushed off what??” Yup.  I think this is going to be one of those situations that family and friends are going to be glad they didn’t know about until much later. But you’re going to have to wait a bit longer until I get to that particular part of the story.  The main reason I flew from Chengdu to Lijiang was to experience Continue reading Tiger Leaping Gorge – That time I nearly got pushed off the side of a mountain