Category: Destinations

Summer in Iowa

It had been six years since I last felt an Iowa summer kiss my cheeks. Six years since I had felt that intense Iowa humidity, where my hair never quite dries. Six years since...

Fort Davis, TX: Desert Paradise

I’ve always sought the weird in life. Weird studies, weird travel destinations, even down to embracing weird food. So when my sister and brother-in-law bought a cabin near Fort Davis over a decade ago,...

Biking in Copenhagen

Copenhagen

My first time to Copenhagen…was a little on the weird side. Mind you, I had gone in order to have some personal yoga classes with Pure Yoga and spend some time on my own. Up...

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...

Skogfjorden - CLV

A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...

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...