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    Scottish Castle Hopping // A Day Trip from Home

    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! When my mother came to visit me at university this past April, one of the top things on her list to do was to take a day trip out of my little university town to visit a Scottish castle or two. Because I didn’t have class on Wednesdays this semester (score), I was luckily able to accompany her. Early Wednesday morning on the week she visited me, we were met by our…

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    Hiking Mount Rigi // The Perfect Day Trip from Lucerne

    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 last time I was in Switzerland, it was with my family the summer before I started fifth grade. I was ten years old, just entering puberty, and at the prime age for complaining and refusing to do things with my family. As you can probably expect from any ten year old, I was no fun. We would go on hikes and I would complain the whole way. My parents paid the astronomical…

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    Vibrant Versailles // Enjoying the Extravagance of France’s Most Popular Palace

    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! We all knew that when we visited Versailles we would be in for some big crowds. At the same time, I think we all had a similar rationality. Since we were visiting in early March, the crowds really couldn’t be that bad, right? So, although we had plans to get there early, we were also a group of five university-aged girls. This meant that getting ready in the morning was always going…

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    A Fling with Freiburg

    It was a pretty dreary day when my old exchange student, Charlotte, and I set out from her small village near the Swiss border to take a day trip to Freiburg. Because I was only visiting for the weekend, though, we were determined to make the most of it – grey skies and all. The parking situation didn’t bode well for us once we finally reached the city either – it took us almost an hour to find a parking spot, from which we had to move an hour later (thankfully this time we found a spot right around the corner in a very affordable parking garage), but once we…