Lavish, Looney, London

It’s really nostalgic to go back and write these blog posts months after my return. My friends frequently ask me how I remember enough details to still compose a post, so I’m going to let you in on my two very important secrets. First, I take a lot of pictures, maybe too many pictures, but…

Two Ends of The Netherlands

After a quick nap, I woke up in The Netherlands. A bit groggy and slightly disoriented, I grabbed my bag and dragged myself off of the train. Due to the lack of sunlight remaining, I eagerly checked in to my precious hostel and begin exploring immediately. I walked straight to the Museum Square and patiently strolled through the…

Bustling Bruxelles

After a quick detour to Israel, I was back in the Schengen Area. I returned to my luggage in Italy, swapped out my t-shirts for winter coats, and I was off to Belgium. At this point in my travels, I really wasn’t picky with my hostels. I typically booked a bunk within five minutes based on…

Instantly in Israel

After rapidly traveling across Europe for over a month, it was time to get serious and figure out what the hell I was doing. I’ve always planned everything very thoroughly, but this trip was different. I suppose I also tried to mask my laziness with spontaneity. I didn’t plan for legal issues, travel complications, or financial…

Wandering in Wien

After traveling for a nearly six weeks in Europe, I’ve really come to realize how small the entire continent is in comparison to the United States. If we had a second California annexed to the side of our country, we would cover more square miles than all of Europe. With that scale in mind, when…

You’ll never be Hungry in Hungary

After surviving my first overnight train, I arrived in Budapest just after sunrise. Too stubborn and cranky to wait for a bus, I dragged my massive suitcase two miles across town. I went straight to my hostel and attempted an early check in – unfortunately I failed miserably. Instead, I curled into the fetal position and…

Passing through Prague

Everywhere that I have traveled, I have known at least someone in that city. With the exception of studying abroad in Italy, but I suppose that doesn’t really count. Whether I’m traveling with a friend or meeting a friend in that city, I’ve never been completely alone. It’s always a little intimidating traveling to a…

Paris, je t’aime deux fois

Last summer was my first time in Paris, and this year I was lucky enough to go again. I’ve experienced the sunny skies and warm summer nights and I’ve trekked the cobblestone roads in the brisk fog and cool rain. Normally I like to keep my adventures in order, but since I spent a week last summer traveling with friends and…

Bummin’ in Berlin

After an unbelievable weekend in Munich, I returned to explore Berlin. My step-brother, Brock is an American expat now living in Berlin, so I was fortunate to be able to stay in his flat for the week. I was a bit rundown from the debauchery in Munich, my neglected jet lag, and the aggressive weather difference, so for…

München Oktoberfest

First stop, Germany! After a long flight from Los Angeles to Sweden and then Sweden to Berlin, I was finally in Germany. I slept like a baby at my step-brothers loft in Berlin and headed straight to Munich for the weekend first thing in the morning. I usually travel decently comfortably since I am able to split costs with…