• Angela smiling in front of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria during her study abroad semester
    Europe Travel,  Study Abroad

    17 Things No One Tells You About Studying Abroad in Vienna

    One of my favorite posts I’ve ever written was 25 Things No One Tells You About Studying Abroad in Scotland. I love it so much, in fact, that I’ve decided to make it a series! So I asked my good friend Angela, who studied abroad in Vienna last year, to write a little bit about things she wished she knew before studying abroad in Vienna. I’ll pass it over to her now! Studying abroad in Vienna is one of the best choices you can make. After all, Vienna was recently named the most livable city in the world. But for Americans, there may be a slight learning curve to live…

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    30 Hallstatt Photos That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

    If you haven’t seen Hallstatt photos yet, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock. Or maybe you just don’t have an Instagram (which, tbh, is probably good for your health). Hallstatt is that classically beautiful alpine town that has completely taken over the world of social media in the past few years. Hallstatt: Expectations vs. Reality Of course, due to its popularity, Hallstatt has become completely overrun with tourists and Instagrammers all hoping to get that postcard-perfect shot. Because of this, I was hesitant about visiting, not wanting to contribute to over tourism and wondering if it would really live up to expectations. By visiting in the off-season, I was…

  • View of a church from a random viewpoint on the walk up to the Salzburg Fortress
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    How to Take a Vienna to Salzburg Day Trip

    Although it can be a bit of a trek, a Vienna to Salzburg day trip is totally doable. This post covers how to make the best of your Vienna to Salzburg day trip, including how to get from Vienna to Salzburg and all of the best things to do in Salzburg. When Astrid and Leoni first suggested taking a day trip to Salzburg from Vienna, I thought they were crazy. A two-hour train ride away, a Vienna to Salzburg day trip is never something that I would attempt on my own. But they were insistent, and because I was pretty excited about the idea of seeing Salzburg again (I first…

  • Addie running towards Schönnbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria
    Europe Travel,  Travel Photography

    18 Vienna Pictures that Will Make You Book a Plane Ticket

    These 18 Vienna pictures perfectly showcase the beauty of the Austrian capital and will inspire you to plan your next trip there. It’s an absolute must on your Central Europe itinerary! 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…

  • Mohntorte (poppseed cake) at Cafe Vollpension in Vienna, Austria
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    Cake, Coffee, and Schnitzel // What To Eat in Vienna (+ Where to Eat it)

    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…

  • Best Food Markets in Europe Rotterdam Markthal
    Europe Travel

    The Best Food Markets in Europe

    I don’t know if you’ve figured this out yet or not, but I absolutely love eating when I travel. This isn’t really a new thing. What is a little bit more recent, however, is my love for food markets. After visiting Copenhagen Street Food and the Rotterdam Markthall this spring, all I can think of is finding even more awesome food markets. In order to do that, I decided to compile a list of all of the best food markets in Europe. So, without further ado, here they are – brought to you by probably every travel blogger on the internet! In case you’re looking for something in particular, here’s…