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Chester: Northwest England’s Hidden Gem

England is full of vibrant cities, charming towns, and quaint villages. On my most recent visit to Northwest England, I finally had the chance to explore the town of Chester properly. I’d visited Chester, in the county of Cheshire, previously… Continue Reading →

Beverley: One Place You Can’t Miss In East Yorkshire

Since moving to York in October, I’ve made it one of my missions to explore as much of Yorkshire as possible. Before moving here, I had barely spent any time in the area—I went on a group trip when I… Continue Reading →

May 2017 Recap

May has been a nice mixture of both busy and relaxing. I’ve been in England the whole month, but was able to do two great daytrips from York, and a long weekend away to Northwest England. Here’s what I got… Continue Reading →

Why I’m Leaving My Job to Travel (Again)

Well, it’s déjà vu all over again. Last week I gave my notice at work. I’m officially leaving my job to travel. Again. I’m excited, scared, nervous, ecstatic, and everything in-between! Last year, I left both my jobs (quitting one… Continue Reading →

The Peak District: Hope Valley, Castleton, Mam Tor, and More

The Peak District National Park is quickly becoming one of my favorite places in England. The scenery is stunning, the villages are charming, and there is so much you can do in terms of outdoor activities. On my most recent… Continue Reading →

Visiting The Rila Monastery, One Place You Can’t Miss In Bulgaria

Of all the things I wanted to see on my trip to Bulgaria, I really had my heart set on just one: the Rila Monastery. I’d seen photos of it everywhere, this magnificent monastery complex nestled in the mountains. And… Continue Reading →

Hiking The Old Man Of Coniston In The Lake District

I finally visited the Lake District for the first time last month! This national park has been on my list for years, but due to lack of gear, and the amount of time it would take to get there when… Continue Reading →

A Quick Guide To Sofia

Having fallen head over heels in love with the Balkans last year, I was determined to get to Bulgaria this year (and conveniently visit my friend living in Sofia). I was based in Sofia for my trip, but definitely didn’t… Continue Reading →

12 Things Every American NEEDS to Know About Europe

Having spent large chunks of time living and traveling in Europe over the last few years, I’ve learned a whole lot of lessons. The US is so different from Europe, and there’s lots of basic information Americans should know before… Continue Reading →

April 2017 Recap

April was a really busy month. A Yorkshire daytrip, a long weekend trip to Bulgaria, and a weekend away in England. All of that and the fact that I work full-time—wow. It was a very busy month! Here’s what I… Continue Reading →

A Sunny Day In Scarborough

Now that I’m permanently living in England, I’m slowly but surely making my way through my local bucket list—seeing as much of Yorkshire as possible! So on a beautiful sunny day, I set off for the sea, to see the… Continue Reading →

What To Do In Vilnius, A Hidden Baltic Gem

Let me say it loud and clear: Vilnius is awesome and the Lithuanian capital surprised me in the best ways. Vilnius is a city that isn’t on the radar for lots of people traveling to Europe. But that means that… Continue Reading →

15 Photos To Convince You To Visit York In Spring

York is one of the most popular places to visit in England (outside of London, of course). The city’s history goes back millennia: Romans, Vikings, medieval times—you can see remnants of them all! York is also a beautiful city, and… Continue Reading →

8 Tips for Traveling In Catholic Europe During Easter

Europe is an incredibly diverse continent. There are so many different countries, languages, religions, and ethnicities in a relatively compact area, and border hopping is so easy! Catholicism is the official religion of many different countries, and the Catholic holidays… Continue Reading →

Grutas Park: The Soviet Sculpture Park In Lithuania

If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m fascinated by history. I studied Russian in college, and 20th-century Soviet history is one of my main specialties. So when I found out about this open-air museum housing old statues… Continue Reading →

Postcards From The Peak District, Part 2

The Peak District National Park is one of my favorite places in England. I had an amazing time on my weekend in the Peaks last November, and was so excited to go back and explore more of this area! For… Continue Reading →

March 2017 Recap

It’s about that time again! I can’t believe how fast time is going now that it’s spring. I still feel like I just moved to England, like I just went on my big Christmas trip, and like my trip to… Continue Reading →

Amazing Sights: Visiting The Hill Of Crosses In Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses is awe-inspiring and simply stunning. Made up of well over 200,000 crosses, this monument is one of Lithuania’s most popular sites and one place you absolutely must visit in Lithuania. It’s located 12km north of Šiauliai,… Continue Reading →

My First Ever Vlog!

The last few weeks have definitely been busy. But I’ve been working on a project from my trip to Lithuania, and today is finally the day to share it all with you! Introducing… my first ever vlog! For those who… Continue Reading →

7 Places You Need To Visit In Lithuania

My first trip to Lithuania was one for the books! This Eastern European gem in the Baltics definitely has a lot to see. I only spent 4 days in the country, and it definitely wasn’t long enough! There is so… Continue Reading →

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