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Natalie Perry

Europe

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
Europe

Backpacking Europe-Rome: The Ancient City

Rome was one of the places I was most excited to see, although I was starting to have a hard time getting around.  Remember my little mishap in Budapest?  I was starting to think that I’d really injured my ankle as I couldn’t walk…

March 28, 2016
5 Ways Politics Affect Travel
Africa Europe U.S.

5 Ways Politics Affect Travel

I recently read a post on Adventurous Kate’s blog titled “15 Ways to Leave the Country if Donald Trump Gets Elected.”  Like most political pieces, it proved polarizing.  In reading the 100+ comments there were a few that shared that they don’t believe travel…

March 22, 2016
Europe

Backpacking Europe-Venice (An Italian Paradise)

I was excited and a little nervous to go to Venice.  I’d been looking forward to this stop for months as I’d heard so many amazing things about this city.  But I was also a bit apprehensive about the type of people that I…

March 15, 2016
Europe

Backpacking Europe–Feeling Unsafe in Milan

Out of all the countries that I was visiting on my trip around Europe, I was most excited to go to Italy.  In case you haven’t noticed in my previous posts, I’m a bit of a nerd; I love history, art, archeology, etc.  In…

March 11, 2016
Europe

Backpacking Europe-Zurich & Geneva

There have been very few places that I’ve traveled where I felt like I could’ve have skipped, but that’s pretty much how I felt in Zurich.  Aside from a stop to Kunsthaus Zurich, where I was introduced to couple new artists, I found the…

March 7, 2016
Peace Corps vs. AmeriCorps
Peace Corps Teaching/Volunteering U.S.

Peace Corps vs. AmeriCorps

When it comes to long term volunteer opportunities, there are two main options for Americans that are organized and run by the federal government: Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.  I’m in a somewhat unique position to have served in both programs.  I served in the…

March 1, 2016
Europe

Backpacking Europe-Munich (Dealing with the Devil)

The thing I remember most about my time in Munich is sharing a dorm room in a hostel…with 39 other people.  I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels over the years (I think at last count I was at 60+) but this is the…

February 15, 2016