Blessed Pizza While in Rome, we spent time in and out of Vatican City, sometimes on accident just walking by, and sometimes very much on purpose. We visited the Basilica, sent postcards from the world’s smallest (and most efficient!) post office, and ate the best Pizza from a back-alley restaurant. The Vatican Museum On theContinue reading “A weekend in Vatican City”
As part of our Italy trip this summer, we spent a long weekend in the Tuscan city of Florence. About an hour north of Rome, Florence sits in the middle of the Italian wine country, its picturesque landscape the inspiration for artists that flock to the birthplace of the renaissance. Where Rome was a barelyContinue reading “A Weekend in Florence”
Allora, allora, allora! We’re back from our trip to Italy, the first big adventure post-covid lockdown. Our vaccination passport was used more than our actual passports, and our travel wardrobe included the ever chic and fashionable FFP2 mask (it goes with everything!). I’ll be writing about our trip in a few separate posts, since weContinue reading “A Weekend in Rome”
About 2 hours west of Bielefeld, in the heart of Germany’s Ruhrgebiet, is the city of Düsseldorf. The city is an industrial powerhouse that sprawls the banks of the Rhine river and is the seat of North-Rhine Westphalia’s government. I spent the better part of the week in a suburb of the city, speaking EnglishContinue reading “A Weekend in Düsseldorf”
During our trip to Brussels, we left the hustle of the modern city and spent a day in the middle ages exploring the small city of Bruges, a time capsule of cobblestones, abbeys, and canals. No Tardis needed Bruges is an hour west of Brussels, and a popular day trip for tourists. I didn’t knowContinue reading “A Weekend in Bruges”
A weekend in Brussels: Everything you need to know about beer, chocolate, and traveling during a global pandemic.
Hamburg from a Height A three hour train ride from Bielefeld is Hamburg, a port city located on the Elbe river. Hamburg has always had an international atmosphere due to its historic role as a major port between Europe, Scandinavia, and America. Now, it’s the hub of Germany’s media and the European headquarters for manyContinue reading “A Weekend in Hamburg”
I had to get back to Hogwarts, and with the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, I felt right at home. Join me on an immersive exploration into the Wizarding World.
A weekend trip to London with no plans turns into a cultural download of sites and museums.
Always Lookin’ Up The trains coming into the Cologne train station take the scenic route, crossing a bridge over the Rhein, cruise ships floating below. Along the river are modern, attractive skyscrapers. If you’re nose deep in a book, or sleeping in your seat on the train, you might miss one of the most spectacularContinue reading “The Cologne Cathedral”