A Euro Trip, in limited texts to home

I've been hearing that it's easy to get a SIM card for your smart phone when you're abroad and stay just in touch with home as you would ... well, at home. When I went to Europe, backpacking with A in 2010, we didn't have SIM cards. Hell, I didn't have a smart phone. Staying … Continue reading A Euro Trip, in limited texts to home

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