18 Vienna Pictures that Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

Addie running towards Schönnbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

These 18 Vienna pictures perfectly showcase the beauty of the Austrian capital and will inspire you to plan your next trip there. I knew going into our trip to Vienna that I was going to be blown away by how beautiful of a city it was. And I was definitely not disappointed. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Vienna is beautiful and so so photogenic. Daniel and I spent 5 days in Vienna exploring the city with our friends Astrid and Leoni, who live/lived in Vienna (Astrid was studying abroad there) and showed us all of the best spots. As per usual, I took loads of pictures (really there was...

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Cake, Coffee, and Schnitzel // What To Eat in Vienna (+ Where to Eat it)

Mohntorte (poppseed cake) at Cafe Vollpension in Vienna, Austria

Although it might not be the first place that comes to mind, Vienna is definitely in the running for being named foodie heaven. Here’s a guide on what to eat in Vienna and where to eat it–including the best schnitzel and cafes in Vienna. At the beginning of June this year, Daniel and I made a long-awaited trip to Vienna to visit friends who also work at the summer camp where we first met: Leoni, who lives there full time, and Astrid, who was studying abroad in Vienna for the semester. We spent four days there exploring the majestic and lively city and eating as much cake as we possibly...

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Love and Lambs in the Lake District // Our Perfect 4 Day Romantic Lake District Break

An old stone wall stretching across a field in the Lake District, UK

From gorgeous hikes to cute hideaway cafes, now is the perfect time to take a romantic Lake District break. There has never been a time in the last few years of living in the UK where I haven’t wanted to go to the Lake District. With its rolling hills and lakes covered in mist, there really is no place that epitomizes the United Kingdom better. And yet somehow, it kept not happening. Like, I would keep looking at hotels and sticking in dates but then never actually taking the leap and booking a stay. I would see other people’s posts on their blogs and social media and think to myself:...

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Lazing Around Lisbon // A First-Timers Lazy Itinerary for 4 Days in Lisbon

Addie staring out across Lisbon from a viewpoint

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! A few years ago, Lisbon would have classified as an off-the-beaten-track destination. But nowadays, it’s one of the most trendy cities to visit in Europe. Going into my 4 days in Lisbon (on a longer, two week trip through Portugal), I was told time and time again how much I would love Lisbon. For the most part, I definitely believed what I was being told. But I was also worried that it was...

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Ogling Obidos // Magical Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal in Two Days

Ogling Obidos // Magical Things to Do in Obidos, Portugal in Two Days

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! The second I saw a picture of the medieval walled city of Obidos, Portugal I knew that I had to go. So after an amazing two days in Aveiro, it was time to set off to the next small Portuguese city that was calling my name. Going between two smaller cities more often visited as day trips from Porto and Lisbon meant several connections and a multiple-hour train journey that would have only taken...

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10 Products That Will Change Your Life When You Backpack Europe

Europe backpacking gear flatlay

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Backpacking Europe is the classic college student trip, and for good reason. Europe is easy to travel, relatively inexpensive if you do it right, and straight up amazing. Whether you’re doing a semester study abroad in Europe and have a few weeks of break or are taking the whole summer to backpack Europe, you’re sure to have an amazing time. Of course, living out of a backpack probably isn’t...

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10 Delightful Things to Do in Aveiro, Portugal in Two Days

A canal in Aveiro at sunset

Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links I will receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Aveiro, Portugal is an absolutely beautiful little city just a 40 minute train ride from Porto. Because of this, it’s a popular day trip from Porto. But if you want to dedicate a little bit more time to the colorful city, then there are more than enough things to do in Aveiro, Portugal to occupy your time. In an attempt to either convince you to spend the night in Aveiro or provide you with information if you already have, I decided to...

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23 Aveiro, Portugal Pictures That Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

Moliceiro boats and palm trees in Aveiro, Portugal

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! I had literally never heard of Aveiro, Portugal before starting to research places to visit in Portugal. But then it kept popping up on lists of day trips from Porto, and, drawn in by the nickname the “Venice of Portugal” and the gorgeous Aveiro, Portugal pictures, I knew I was going to have to visit. It turned out that Aveiro was anything BUT the “Venice of Portugal”. Sure, there are the...

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You’re Allowed To Be Sad When You Travel: Porto Edition

A view of the tops of buildings in Porto, Portugal

Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! I arrived in Porto, Portugal only a few minutes before 11 PM on the first night of my spring break. There I was greeted by a cheery man and the fanciest shared shuttle service of all time: a leather-seated sedan I had all to myself. I guess my flight was late enough that no one else wanted to share. And at only €8 direct from the airport to my hostel, there was no way I was going to complain...

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How I Became the Queen of the Hills with We Hate Tourism Tours Lisbon

View from the MIRADOURO DE NOSSA SENHORA DO MONTE LISBON PORTUGAL

Please note: I was welcomed as a guest on We Hate Tourism Tours King of the Hills Tour in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. Imagine cruising through the streets of Lisbon in an open top Jeep, wind whipping through your hair as you explore the best viewpoints in Lisbon and are guided through the history of the city. Sounds amazing, right? Well, this dream can be your reality if you want. For one of the best tours in Lisbon, Portugal all you have to do is hit up We Hate Tourism Tours for their King of the Hills tour. I promise you won’t regret it. Still not...

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Hi, I’m Addie!

Two years ago, I moved across the pond from small-town Illinois to the UK to attend university. Now I’m doing my best to see as much of Europe as I can while I’m here.

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