Wit and Wishes

Europe

Planning your next Euro-trip? Check out these posts for experiences, recommendations, and even some of my mistakes (so you don’t make the same ones)!

Glacier Hiking, Waterfalls, and Black Sand Beaches: A Tour of Iceland’s South Coast

Last week we talked about the popular activity of touring Iceland’s Golden Circle (as well as the slightly unconventional activity of snorkeling between continents). This week, I want to share the experience of exploring Iceland’s south coast, which hosts more breathtaking views as well as juxtaposed topography. I especially recommend seeing the south coast if …

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Your New Bucket List Item: Snorkeling Between Continents in Iceland

If you’re heading to Iceland, there’s probably a 99% chance that you’re planning to explore the Golden Circle. Well, I’m here today to introduce you to another must-do while visiting the land of Fire & Ice that may not be on your radar (yet): snorkeling between continents at the Silfra fissure. That’s right: snorkeling between …

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Photo of Iceland northern lights by Nicolas J Leclercq

How to Make the Most of Your Iceland Stopover: A 3 (.5) Day Itinerary

Thanks to an awesome Cyber Monday deal courtesy of IcelandAir (Route: Boston to Helsinki with an Iceland stopover), I had the opportunity to head to Iceland in March! Since the trip had such a short turnaround, I was inspired to create this itinerary to help those of you who may also have on a stopover …

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Came for the Canals, Stayed for the Windmills: My Time in Amsterdam and Zaandam

It’s finally time for another travel story, and today I’m excited to tell you about my time in a place that’s very well-known for its tulips…and, if you haven’t guessed by now, that place is none other than the Netherlands. Specifically: Amsterdam! Amsterdam is a city that I was super-psyched to visit! And NO, not …

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There’s No Place Like (Someone Else’s) Home: A Recap of My Time in Romania

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday! As promised, tonight is the night for a recap of my 12-day Romania trip. This was one heck of a trip, from my 18-hour travel day (solo!) to visiting 3 different cities over the course of the trip. But, I wouldn’t change a thing! Without further ado, here’s a breakdown of …

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An Ode to Oslo: Must-see Spots and the “Local” Experience in Norway

This week, let’s go back to my time in Oslo, Norway! Norway was the last stop of a 10-day Scandinavian adventure that I embarked upon with two travel companions, and it was a great way to end the trip. Compared to the rain that we experienced in Copenhagen and Stockholm, the weather in Oslo was …

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Cashino NDT

Riding through London At Night: Rent a Bike and Throw Caution to the Wind!

Hello again! This week, I want to take you all back to a night London during my semester abroad. Besides experiencing what the city has to offer in amazing historical sites, cuisine, and fine arts, one of my favorite moments in London was actually when I explored it at 2 in the morning with my …

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Maksim Kholodnitskiy

Eurail, Derailed: The Peril of Not Reading Carefully

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s nearly the weekend, and I’m sure that we’re all starting the countdown. For this week’s travel story, I’ll be taking you back to another mishap that occurred during my trip that I planned with Christine. Christine is an old friend of mine who was studying abroad in London at the same time that I …

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Overnight in an Airport: A Cautionary Tale about Having a Backup Plan

Hey everyone, I’m back with another travel story from my semester abroad. Let’s dive right in! This time, we’re going back to when I had to sleep in an airport overnight on the way to Copenhagen, Denmark; got zero rest because my lovely companions didn’t take a turn watching our stuff so I could sleep; …

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