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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)!

Nightlife in Budapest, Hungary: Three of My Favorite Spots

Budapest, Hungary has a plethora of nightlife options throughout the city (especially in Pest), whether you’re in the mood for a simple glass of Hungarian wine or ready to hit the dance floor all night long. Although I didn’t go out nearly as much as I thought I would during this trip, I do want …

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Four Thermal Baths Worth Visiting in Budapest

As I mention in a previous blog post, one of the biggest things that drew me to choose Budapest for this solo trip was their abundance of thermal baths (also called Turkish baths). If you’ve never gone to a thermal bath, it’s a lovely experience. Traditionally, the water is actually a hot spring sourced from …

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Buda vs. Pest: Where to Stay in Budapest, Hungary

When you visit Budapest for the first time, you may be surprised to learn that the Danube River splits the city into two eponymous areas: the quiet, spacious, and scenic Buda; and the more fast-paced, exciting city-scape of Pest. Not wanting to feel FOMO from experiencing only one side versus the other, I elected to …

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Sightseeing in Paris: What to See and Do in the City of Lights

Ah Paris, je t’aime. From our first day here, I felt a connection to the city – as corny as that may sound. There was just something about the people that we met, the historic architecture, the food, even just the sights and sounds…but not the smells, especially in the metro. Hey, nothing’s perfect.  I …

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3 Days in Lisbon: Make the Most of Portugal’s Capital City

Ah, Lisbon. The birthplace of heartfelt fado music, delicious pastéis de nata, and myriad ways to prepare bacalhau (codfish). There’s so much to experience here that it’s hard to pack it all into approximately 3 days. But, if that’s all you have, read on to learn how to make the most of it! When I …

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What to Do in Porto, Portugal’s Second Largest City

If you’re heading to Portugal, Lisbon isn’t the only “big city” that you should be on your radar. Head up to the coastal city of Porto for some great wine, stunning architecture, and surprisingly vibrant nightlife. Okay guys, so full disclosure: as some of you know from following my Instagram, I got sick about halfway …

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Madrid in One Day: How to Spend 24 Hours in Spain’s Capital

Only have one day to spend in Spain’s capital city? Check out this itinerary for seeing and experiencing what Madrid has to offer in just 24 hours. Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve still been adjusting to being back state-side after a month-long international trip to Spain, Portugal, …

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Tops of buildings in Old Town Tallinn, Estonia by Ilya Orehov

Your One-Day Guide to Tallinn, Estonia: Old Town, Kalamaja, and More

When planning a trip to northern Europe, Estonia may not be the first country that comes to mind. However, after spending just a day in the country during an overall visit to Helsinki, I’m convinced that Estonia needs to be on the radar of many more people! Check out my guide below for how to …

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