• Paris Eiffel Tower
    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…

  • St. Pierre Cathedral Geneva Geneve Switzerland
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    Gentle Geneva // One Day in Switzerland’s International Capital

    To be completely honest, there was no real part of me that was dying to visit Geneva. The simple fact of the matter was that it was the cheapest place in Switzerland to fly out of. My lack of a desire to visit Geneva probably contributed to my considering just skipping it all together and spending a longer time in Zurich. In the end, I’m glad I visited the place, but for different reasons than one might expect. I arrived in Geneva around 9:00 at night and walked quickly to my hostel, where I immediately passed out after a long day. The next morning, I set out to get to…

  • zurich switzerland
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    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…

  • the kapellbrucke in lucern, switzerland on my first solo trip
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    Swans, Lions, and Mountains, Oh My! // Two Days in 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! After having the time of my life hiking Mount Rigi, I made my way back to the town of Lucerne and found my way to my hostel. I stayed at the Backpackers Lucerne for the three nights that I was in Lucerne. Although not in the center of town, it was a pleasant fifteen minute walk along the water in a nice residential area. My four bed female dorm had a balcony overlooking the…

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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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    How to Spend One Amazing Day in Bern, Switzerland

    My spring break this year was absolutely packed. After spending four amazing days in Paris with four amazing friends, it was time to say goodbye to the City of Lights and begin my first ever solo adventure! I was filled to the brim with excitement and nervousness as I boarded the train to Bern, Switzerland. A short six hours or so later and I arrived at the train station – at which point I promptly made my way to my hostel and collapsed into bed. I slept a bit later the next morning than I had originally planned to. But hey, there was no one around to tell me what…