It’s Bean Fun, Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the US. Stepping off the train I see the skyscrapers towering above me. There are so many fun things to do in the Windy City, from looking down the glass floors at the top of the Willis Tower to gazing at the city¬† from atop Navy Pier’s…

Home Sweet Rome

There’s no place like Rome, there’s no place like Rome… maybe if I say it enough I will miraculously appear back in Italy. Italy is one of my favorite places, partly because of the food; I might need to dedicate an entire post to Italian food. Upon arriving in Italy, my taxi driver reminded me…

Czechin’ More Off My Bucket List

The Czech Republic holds a special place in my heart. While there, I was able to travel to a handful of cities across including a tiny town known for its fairytale features- Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is known for its rugged cobblestone streets and small homes enclosed by the Vltava River. The entire town surrounds…

The Wurst Day Ever Just Got So Much Better

It was hard to find time to absorb all of Berlin’s history AND eat all the delicious food. I spent most of my days in Berlin walking along the Berlin Wall, exploring the Reichstag, eating schnitzel and drinking beer. The beer gardens were one of my favorite activities in Berlin. Cute outdoor parks or huge…

Life’s a Beach

I’m sad to hear of all the hurricanes in Dominican Republic, but can reminisce on my good memories there… the beautiful white sand beaches and clear water are what I dream of during the cold winters at home. Instead of lazing at the beaches all day, I decided to take a tour of the island…

Oh my Gaudi

I heard that Barcelona might be limited the number of tourists welcome, which is sad because I think it is one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. You come intrigued by architecture and leave filled with paella and tapas. What I miss most of Barcelona was the fun atmosphere and tasty food. Tapas are nice because…

Meeting my High Exceptions

Amsterdam is such a happy place. It could be because of the cute narrow buildings lining the canals or the busy streets filled with bikes whizzing by. I love the narrow buildings that line the canals; each with beautifully designed building tops. Its funny how they are smushed so close together, leaning on each other…

Wein in Austria

Vienna is what I picture when I think of classical beauty. Driving past Austria’s open fields, small towns and amusement park to finally arrive in Vienna is magical. The classical intellect of Vienna can be seen in the many museums, theaters and history.¬† Upon arrival, I realized that most of the buildings are actually palaces….

Stay Golden, Toledo

After driving through what seemed like hundreds of roundabouts across Spain, crossing the bridge into Toledo seemed like going back in time. The ancient city on a hill was beautiful to explore, when I wasn’t frantically trying not to get run over by cars. The streets are incredibly narrow, barely enough room for more than…

Burano

Italy has hundreds of beautiful secrets just waiting to be uncovered. One of my favorites is the town of color and lace, Burano! Arriving at Burano, I had no idea what to expect on my impromptu day trip. The town was fairly empty, only a handful of tourists walking around. As soon as I stepped…

Sea Ya Later

Croatia has recently become a big hub for tourism, and rightly so, with their beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea and scenery straight from a HBO’s hottest TV series. My trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia was an interesting experience to say the least. Amidst my food poisoning and near death experience in the middle of the…

Not a Sprout in Sight

Brussels, Belgium: known for its Belgian waffles, Belgian chocolates, Belgian Frites (I tried to steer clear of Brussel Sprouts) and Mannekin Pis Brussels is cute and unconventional, but I am constantly confused by this city… What language do they speak? Why do people like Brussel sprouts? Why is their most famous landmark a 24 inch…