Posts in Europe
a day trip from Prague to Kutná Hora + the Bone Church: what to do, where to eat, + is it worth a visit?

Kutná Hora is a city located in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic that is frequented by tourists. Despite the number of people who trek out to the UNESCO town, it’s quiet and easy to see everything in half a day if you’re ambitious {a little longer if you move slower}. With delicious bistros and interesting churches, Kutná Hora is a town just a 1-hour train trip outside of Prague.

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an alternative Instagram guide to London: where most people go for pics + where to head instead

There are staple Instagram spots in every destination; stunning landmarks, cafés with perfected interiors, and signature street art. But, I’ll be the first to admit, it means there is a lot of “sameness” on the internet. Today, I’m sharing some alternative spots in London for photos that are less crowded, less visited, and less Instagram-famous.

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Prague from every angle: where to find fantastic views of Prague, Czech Republic

Given Prague’s compact layout, fantastic public transportation system, and Bohemian-meets-Gothic architecture, it’s easy to cover a lot of ground in only a few days and stumble upon fantastic views of the Czech capital. During my 4-day return to Prague, I got to see the city from a variety of angles. Here are my favourites, and some alternatives {just in case}!

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a café guide to Prague, Czech Republic: the best hidden cafés + where to find them

Prague is quickly catching the attention of happy café-hoppers looking for the right ambience and a delicious cup of drip. I was out amongst the architecture of the city and its cobblestone streets for 12 hours almost every day I was in Prague, only escaping the cold for brief interludes in hidden cafés I would stumble upon. The best places are always the ones that are harder to find, away from main roads, or hidden in plain sight— these cafés are no exception!

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tasting Prague with Eating Europe: a traditional food tour in the Czech capital

I was invited to be a guest of Eating Europe’s Prague Food Tour. I’ll be the first to admit that, initially, I knew nothing about the food scene in Prague. After my 4-hour walking tour with Eating Europe, however, I found myself filled to the brim with Prague urban legends, Czech folklore, cultural and historical trivia, and….well…food.

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hostel highlight: Post Hostel in Prague, Czech Republic

I’ve always been unsure about my feelings towards hostels. Staying in some of…questionable… hostels in South America put me off of them pretty hard. But, since those days of backpacking around with Tash like reckless and unprepared wildlings, I’ve learned to read reviews and trust my traveling peers when they recommend hostels that are safe, clean, and in great locations. I’ve found great budget bunks in Thailand and Vietnam when need be. So, trust me when I tell you Post Hostel Prague was top-quality.

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an Instagram guide to Berlin, Germany: 10 spots for free photos in the city

It’s true that Berlin isn’t as classically beautiful as Vienna or as aesthetically pleasing initially as Paris. It might even be fair to say that Berlin isn’t in the running to be one of the most visually stunning cities in Europe. However, there are so many quirky spots in the city that offer unique photo opportunities. Urban photographers love Berlin, and if you open your eyes, it’s clear to see why. In my multiple visits to Berlin, especially as an adult on my own, I’ve realized that the city blends old history with modern architecture so that there’s something for everyone to find easy on the eyes.

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the 10 best kept secrets in Prague: an off-the-beaten-path guide to the Czech capital

We all get sick of seeing the same stuff repeated time and time again on blogs, Instagram, and travel T.V. shows, but Prague, a city visited by millions every year, has so many spots that get missed, works of art that never get noticed, and bars that are only regular-ed by locals— true hidden gems of the city! What you won’t find on this list: trying trdelnik, watching the Astronomical clock, and catching views at the top of the Hotel U Prince.

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a food guide to German Christmas markets: 7 traditional foods to try on your next winter visit

Being in Germany in the winter time has its perks. Namely, German Christmas markets. Sure, it’s cold, but the lively holiday atmosphere, twinkly lights, and glorious carb-y food is worth freezing. I promise. Some of the items on this list will seem obvious, while others you might never have heard of! Here are 7 foods {and drinks, if you include glühwein} I tried at 5 different Christmas markets in Berlin and what I thought of each one.

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a photo diary of pictures not from London

London is like other great cities with its endless list of things to see and do, places to eat, history, art exhibits, and architecture. But the lesser heard about villages and towns surrounding London deserve a little love. They've got their own quirks and charms. They've got their own histories. This post is a little love note in photos to those villages. 

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hotel highlight: the Qbic Hotel in London, England

Planning a more environmentally responsible trip to London? Surrounded by world famous street art and just steps away from the easy-to-navigate Underground lies the eco-accommodation you've been searching for-- the Qbic Hotel London City. With perks like complimentary bikes, shelves stocked with board games, and free cocktails for those looking out for Mother Earth, Qbic is the perfect base for any conscious young traveler looking to visit England's capital city! 

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what to see + do South of the River Thames

North of the river Thames you have classics like Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, Camden Town's alt scene, dreamy Notting Hill, cafes and musicals dotted across Soho, and the epitome of British sophistication that is Kensington and Chelsea. But don't count Southbank out! I'm a fan of the underdog, even if it can't quite compare. 

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