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April 2016

How I Paid for My 3 Month Europe Trip & Budget

How I Paid for My 3 Month Europe Trip & Budget:

People often ask me how I pay for all my travels.  To be honest, it depends.  I’ve had about half of my trips paid for by other organizations and I’ve paid for the other half out of pocket.  For my backpacking trip through Europe,…

April 28, 2016
Spanish tortilla recipe
Europe Recipes

Spanish Tortilla recipe

The Tortilla Española or Spanish Tortilla (also referred to as a Spanish Omelet) is a traditional dish in Spain.  You can order it at any restaurant for a round of tapas and it’s very simple to make.…

April 25, 2016
5 Things I Learned Backpacking Solo Through Europe

5 Things I Learned Backpacking Solo Through Europe

After 3 months of travel, I was excited to be going home.  I’d had a fantastic time seeing as much of Europe as I could, but I was also tired and I missed my family.  I was gearing up to move to Madrid for…

April 15, 2016
Backpacking Europe-Going Topless in Nice

Backpacking Europe-Going Topless in Nice

I arrived in Nice late at night after a 13 hour train ride.  I’d originally planned on stopping in Marseille, but found myself tight on time and funds, so I decided to skip that stop.  I was so tired after my trip that I…

April 11, 2016
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Stepping Back in Time-A Day Trip to Pompeii

After hobbling my way around Rome and the Vatican City on my bum ankle, I decided to really push it and spend a day limping around Pompeii. Most people that I’ve talked to have done Pompeii as a day trip from Naples.  I wasn’t…

April 8, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Vatican City

I feel like I should start this post by mentioning that I’m not a religious person.  I’ve surprised some people in the past when I’ve told them that I visited Vatican City.  However, this is such an important historical location that regardless of one’s…

April 4, 2016