Berlin. Berlin. Berlin.

I don’t really do a lot of research about a place before I go. I tend to throw things out to my Facebook family and go off of suggestions from fellow travelers. I knew Berlin was famous for the Berlin Wall and for the nightlife, but I had no idea as to the extent that…

Vines of Mendoza. Otherwise known as heaven

The Vines of Mendoza is a resort located about 1.5 hours north of Mendoza in Uco Valley. The resort sits on over 2000 acres of vineyards. Yes, 2000! I have never seen so many vineyards on one plot of land.   This was another place I was able to experience with my parents and just…

The best meal I have eaten in Argentina

Part of traveling is eating and discovering new restaurants. On a backpackers budget, those restaurants aren’t always within reach. However, when your parents come to visit, it is time to get a little spoiled. My step dad read about iLatina somewhere and had sent me the link a while back. I would have treated myself…

A weekend in Paris with my sister

My sister was working in Versailles and some of the surrounding gardens for the last 6 weeks. Our parents decided that since we were both in Europe, we needed to meet up for a weekend of sister time in Paris. My sister has been living the life of luxury in beautiful chateaus, while I have…

I would walk 500 miles (or 2 Kilometers)

Today was the day to explore the city walls of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is listed as one of the top 10 walled cities to visit in the world. It was 100 Kuna ($17.90 USD) and a 2 kilometer walk with 1,080 stairs on a very hot day. The views of the old town and the surrounding…

A quick overnight to Florence

Part of the awesomeness of working in Rome, is the ability to jump on a train for a quick overnight trip to Florence. My coworker and I had a day off together and jumped on the 6:03am train to explore Florence. We went with no expectations and had an absolutely amazing time. We checked into Eurostudent…

To Gordes and beyond!

France is quite a large country and Southern France has a ton of areas to explore. We chose to take a day trip to Gordes and Bonnieux and we were not disappointed! Somehow I was appointed to be the driver along this beautiful countryside. I think living in LA gave me the one up on…

Farewell London and hello France

I would count today as mostly a travel day. It was my first adventure on Easyjet and I am sure not my last. I would compare them to the service of Southwest with the “add-on” options of Spirit. You pay to print your boarding pass at the airport, receive an assigned seat, check your luggage,…

A French culinary tour through London…sort of

We have been setting out to accomplish so much everyday and falling quite short. Today we set out to have lunch, walk around the Saatchi Gallery and have dinner. And I must say, we accomplished it all! We thought we were experts at the train by now, but we still managed to get on the…

My jump across the pond

Flying on a long flight is always an interesting experience in coach, and something I do VERY often! Flying on a long flight in business class, made for my little jaunt across the pond, quite manageable. I flew from Dallas to London on Lufthansa and was pleasantly surprised with the service and the caliber of…