• Addie looking back at the Washington Monument while in the plaza of the WWII Memorial on the National Mall
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    21 Best Spring Break Destinations in the US

    Ah, spring break… Whether you’re a family searching for some of the best spring break destinations in the US for kids, or a student or young adult ready for some adventure, spring break is one of the best times to travel, and these 21 places will have you itching to buy your plane tickets ASAP! BEST SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS IN THE US // THE NORTHEAST New York City, New York Suggested by Me! If you’re looking for the perfect time to experience New York City, springtime might just be it. While there’s never really a low season in New York, you’ll certainly find fewer people in the spring than in…

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    Europe Travel

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

    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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    Europe Travel

    The Ultimate Packing List for Backpacking Switzerland in Spring

    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! Switzerland might not be the most popular backpacking destination in the world, but hopefully since my post on how to travel Switzerland on a budget went live I’ve inspired at least a few people to take the leap and explore this beautiful country. If you’ve already got your trip booked, you might be wondering what to pack. That’s where I come in! After spending my spring break Eurailing around Switzerland, I thought I’d…

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    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    A Two Week Eurail Itinerary // Paris, Swizterland, and Germany

    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! If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few months, you’ll know that this March I spent two weeks traveling around Europe during my spring break. Without a doubt, one of the best things about moving to Scotland has been the ability to travel to Europe so frequently, easily, and – most importantly – cheaply. I really took advantage of that during these two weeks. While I’ve mostly wrapped up my…

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    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    Zooming Around Zurich // Two Days in my Favourite City

    Zurich has always held a special place in my heart. It was the city that my grandmother grew up in before she immigrated to the United States and that my father spent several years of his childhood in. I visited for the first time when I was six months old, and again the summer before I started fifth grade. I’ve always looked back fondly on the one trip of those two that I could actually remember. I have hazy memories of sunny days on the Lindenhof playing chess and learning how to walk on stilts in a great uncle’s backyard. I remember seeing olive baboons in the Zurich Zoo and…

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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…