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…

Mahalo Kauai

I have traveled to a handful of places, but until Hawaii, I had never vacationed. The difference is really quite simple. Traveling is great, you experience more than words can explain while traveling, but it is physically (and sometimes emotionally) exhausting. On the other hand, vacationing is therapeutic and typically involves staying put and getting a nice tan. I’d like…

Nice is Nice

Nice is more than just a place in France. After a “layover” in Barcelona* we flew to the South of France for the weekend. We landed in Nice much later than anticipated, so as soon as we checked into our hotel, we dropped our bags off and went straight into town. The first day we…

Intoxicated in Ibiza

One night in Ibiza. Everyone describes Ibiza as “Vegas on Crack” which is true because basically everything goes in Ibiza. We landed on the island in the early afternoon, checked-in to our hotel by the port, and then immediately went to the strip. Similar to Vegas, there is a main strip of clubs, hotels, and restaurants…

Making it to Madrid

Aesthetically Madrid was absolutely amazing, but I actually did not have the best experience there. I hate to seem negative, but realistically, traveling has it’s ups and downs. The museums were extraordinary and the parks were stunningly beautiful, but beyond that my friends and I did not find Madrid to be too welcoming. Traveling can be tough, you’re…

Embark to Barça!

After an amazing summer studying abroad, I left Roma for Barcelona. Two of my friends from back home landed in Barcelona that same morning and were patiently waiting outside of my terminal. A bit delusional, the three of us eagerly rushed to our hotel on La Rambla street in the heart of Barcelona. We checked…