“I hate Americans.”

We were ready to get out of Venice. Not that it wasn’t lovely and haunting in all of it’s mystery and history, but we’d spent days in Italy and wanted to make the most of what was left of our three-week post college backpacking adventure. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to secure the … Continue reading “I hate Americans.”

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How to Cross the Mediterranean for Cheap

When you travel young, you usually travel cheap. And that’s just what Alicia and I did when we decided that on the day after graduation, we’d be heading to Europe. Alicia and I bought our youth Eurail passes, which are a great deal for anyone under 25. Alicia and I then used the “rail” map to … Continue reading How to Cross the Mediterranean for Cheap

Dachau, Beautiful and Horrible

The sun was out, the skies were clear and the air was light and crisp. My backpacking partner, Alicia, and I hopped on the train to Dachau. It had been Alicia’s idea to make a day trip to Dachau, and as a history lover, I agreed. But I didn’t know what to expect. My mind … Continue reading Dachau, Beautiful and Horrible

4 Qualities to Look for in a Travel Buddy

I just wrote my first feature for Pink Pangea and here it is!  Who you travel with can make or break a trip. Whether it’s a work trip, or a vacation, or even just a trip with a set purpose, like a bachelorette party or a bar mitzvah, consider certain things in your travel buddy. … Continue reading 4 Qualities to Look for in a Travel Buddy

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An Unexpected Day in Barcelona

Lately I've been reminiscing a lot about my trip to Europe. One of the highlights of the trip was the day we got to spend in Barcelona before catching the ferry to Italy. My adventurous and knowledgeable travel buddy, A, and I didn't do any Barcelona research before landing in Catalonia. Our bad. BUT if … Continue reading An Unexpected Day in Barcelona

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5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” –Neale Donald Walsch By: Gena Perry Have you ever found cheap airfare or hotel accommodations for an awesome trip but couldn’t find a friend to go with you? I’m here to tell you that the next time you find yourself in this situation, book that flight for … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

London, in 3 days.

Although I'm sure it's wonderful to spend more time exploring London, when you're backpacking through 11 European cities in 22 days, I found 3 days to be sufficient to see the necessary London-esque sites. First, if you're a Harry Potter fanatic, which I am... You'll want to be sure to see King's Cross Station. My … Continue reading London, in 3 days.