Lucerne: Exploring the Swiss City on a Budget

Chapel Bridge

Lindt chocolate, clock towers, the Alps, rösti – what’s not to love about Switzerland? When it comes to spectacular landscapes, architecture and food, this European country has it all. However, sometimes having it all comes with a price…literally. Time Out London recently released their 2017 list of the Top 10…

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Neuschwanstein Castle: How to Make the Most of Your Visit

When exploring Bavaria, Germany’s southeastern state, paying a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle is a must.   The hilltop castle was designed in the 19th century by a stage painter under the orders of a “questionably” mad king. This king, Ludwig II, had a great love for his friend’s epic operas,…

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Advent Adventures in Aachen, Germany

Have you turned on that holiday music yet? If you haven’t, it’s time to press “play,” because we are about to embark on our second Advent Adventure. This installment of the Holiday Spirit Immersion Program takes us to a medieval city  located on the very western edge of Germany. It is close to both the…

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Advent Adventures in Zurich, Switzerland

Turn on that holiday music, take out that tinsel and pour yourself a cup of steaming Glühwein because it’s time to enter the festive world of European Christmas markets. From roughly mid-November to December 24th, hundreds of European city squares and old town streets become home to annual Christmas markets. The…

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Top 10 Items for Your Hostel Survival Kit

During most of my recent travels, I’ve been staying in a lot of hostels. Of course staying in a hostel is a great way to save money if you’re a budget traveller, but there are also numerous other advantages to staying in a hostel rather than a hotel. I’m 100% sure…

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Warsaw, Poland Part II

As it turned out, blogging about a city close to my heart could not fit into a single post (unless I wanted the post to have a rather high and slightly alarming word count…which I did not). Refresher: Warsaw is the city close to my heart. As I mentioned in my first…

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Warsaw, Poland Part I

Warsaw, Poland. Can I even begin to tackle sharing and explaining the beauty and complexity of this Eastern European city? I’m not 100% sure I can get this done in just a couple of posts, but I will try. Warsaw is Poland’s capital city and is situated in the heart of…

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