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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

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

Backpacking Europe-Vienna

I took the train to Vienna and arrived without any hiccups, although I had an interesting time checking into my hostel.  Turns out they had recently expanded, but didn’t have enough space to add rooms where they were, so they bought another building a…

February 12, 2016

Backpacking Europe-Budapest

When I first planned by trip to Europe, I didn’t plan on going to Hungary.  I didn’t know anything about the country and didn’t have any friends from there or know many who’d traveled there, so it wasn’t high on my list of places…

February 5, 2016

My Favorite Christmas Abroad-Part 1 (Switzerland)

This year I will be spending Christmas in Palm Springs, California.  My dads moved down there a few months ago.  Since they didn’t come up for Thanksgiving this year, it will be the first time since the move that the whole family has been…

December 21, 2015
Europe Peace Corps U.S.

My top 3 Thanksgivings away from home

My first Thanksgiving away from home was my freshman year in college.  Being so far from home, it just wasn’t worth it to pay $500 to get back to Idaho for only a few days.  My family is very close and we consider the…

November 28, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Prague (Bone Church)

After visiting 25 countries across 5 continents, this is still one of the most amazing sites I’ve ever seen.  The Bone Church in Kutna Hora is decorated with the bones of over 40,000 plague victims.  My guide book called it morbid, but I thought…

November 1, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Prague (No Spiders, Just Torture)

I liked Prague a lot.  I met some really nice people at my hostel and it was a very relaxing stay, which is just what I needed after being in Berlin during the World Cup.  Everyone in Prague walks slow and talks slow and…

October 29, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen concentration camp is located just outside Berlin and offers a 6 hour guided tour.  The camp was built by slave laborers in 1936 and became the model for all other camps during World War II.  They used this site to train guards for…

October 26, 2015