Switzerland was high on my list of places to visit this past year and earlier this Spring, I made it all happen. I guess I would call this my first big solo trip and it certainly won’t be my last. I’ve never really been the nervous type or felt unsafe when it comes to traveling, and Switzerland is one of the safest countries in Europe.
One of my favorite parts about traveling is the food. I feel like there is no better way to immerse yourself in a different culture than to eat the local cuisine and in my opinion, Lisbon is one of the best places to go for a foodie.
In hindsight, stoping in Milan on my way from Athens to Madrid sounded like a great idea. I had wanted to go to Milan for a weekend this past year but never got the chance. When I was booking my tickets home from Athens, the best way (and by far the cheapest) was to book a ticket from Athens to Milan and then Milan to Madrid. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? I found that I could store my backpack for the day for a small fee while I explored the city and was sold on my bright idea. What I didn’t realize was that this little ‘stop’ in Milan would turn out to be more of a headache than I thought.
Greece is one of those places that every traveler dreams about visiting. Whether it’s for its history, its food or seeing what is considered one of the best sunsets in the world, Greece is an amazing place to visit. I wasn’t planing on going to Greece but my other plans changed so it was the perfect opportunity for me to go. I spent a week in Greece, splitting my time between Athens and Santorini.
In February of this year, a couple girlfriends and I took a weekend trip to Amsterdam making this my third trip to Amsterdam. A lot has changed in the eight years since I had last been to this city, but a lot has stayed the same. Amsterdam still has the same charm that I remembered. The cobblestone streets, amazing cheese and of course it’s unique nightlife. The biggest change for me was the amount of tourism. Longer lines and wait times and even being turned away from some attractions was something I wasn’t expecting. All in all, Amsterdam still remains one of my favorite cities in Europe and a place I could go back to over and over again. Check out what I was up to during my weekend in Amsterdam and some tips for anyone traveling there anytime soon.