Category: Europe

Friedrichshain

Funky Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain is simply the place to stay while in Berlin. Kreuzberg has long been popular and for good reason, but Friedrichshain was for me, the perfect balance. It had nightlife, an abundance of restaurants and...

Arthur's Seat

Charming Edinburgh

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Scotland. It feels a lot like coming home. The landscape reminds me of a cross between Iowa and Norway. I enjoy the traditions that Scottish...

Málaga

Málaga

 A scene from Málaga 18 Feb Málaga It’s a bit chilly. We walk along the harbour in a groggy haze, towards the sun’s weak warmth. The night had made the sand cold, but I take...

Brandenburg Gate

Walking Berlin

I’m a big fan of walking tours. They’re really worth considering if you’re wondering how to fit everything into your itinerary. And most of the time, they’re “free,” or donation/tip based. First of all,...

Plaza de España

Plaza de España

I often feel like architecture has a way of being its own secret language, and sometimes difficult to understand for mortals such as myself. It is a language all its own, and as a...

Löyly

Löyly Sauna in Helsinki

It was a lazy, foggy Sunday in Helsinki. The harbour was a mysterious cloud of uncertainty, making it impossible to tell which was was North, or even where the pier ended and the water began....

Ehrenfeld

Ehrenfeld, Cologne’s Hippest Borough

Cologne residents love to sing Ehrenfeld’s praises. It’s easy to see why, with independent shops scattered all over the neighborhood, and plenty of high-quality coffee to last you all day. At night, the district becomes...

Oslo ferry

When Family Comes to Town

I’ve always said, “If you think I’m funny, you should really meet my family.” This includes my cousins in Tau, Western Norway. I’ve known them since 1994, and loved them ever since. I try...

Biking Seville

Leah by Bike

This is me, pretty much every time I’m on a bike: Growing up, I was often told the scary story of how bikes can be dangerous, especially if you bike with only one hand! This...