Europe

November 15, 2015
Finnish lapland in winter

Why I’m going to Finnish Lapland in Winter

It started as a twitter chat, as many of Juno Kim’s (the voice behind RunawayJuno.com) adventures do. “You should come up to see the northern lights […]
February 3, 2015
eurail route

My 2015 Eurail Route

Last year’s off-season Eurail trip was such a success that I’m headed back for another round! I scored another super cheap airfare on Norwegian, so I’m […]
January 22, 2015
Walk through Luxembourg

A Walk through Luxembourg City

I’m not going to tell you that Luxembourg is a fascinating place to visit. But what I will tell you is that Luxembourg City is a […]
January 15, 2015
cheap flights to Europe

How I’m flying to Europe for $136 (and how you can too)

How I’m flying to Europe for $136 (and how you can too)   I’ll take you back to February 2011. I was checking in for my […]
October 1, 2014
a walk around zagreb croatia

A Walk around Zagreb Croatia

A Walk around Zagreb Croatia I visited Zagreb Croatia on my rail trip through Europe, after a brief stop in Ljubljana, Slovenia and before heading to […]
August 31, 2014
why i went to ukraine

Why I went to Ukraine (and my fascination with all things Soviet)

Why I went to Ukraine (and my fascination with all things Soviet) I’ve had a fascination with the former republics of the Soviet Union since the […]
February 8, 2013
naples

The Naples That I Saw [Photos]

Naples is authentic. I think that word might get thrown around too much these days without meaning. Where other city’s historic cores have been taken over […]
February 1, 2013
Orvieto

A Walk around Orvieto Italy [Photos]

  Orvieto is Umbria’s imposing hill town. You won’t notice much, pulling in on the train. The city is perched a thousand feet up on a […]
January 25, 2013

Photos from the Road: Nikiszowiec Historic Working-class Housing

Nikiszowiec Historic Working-class Housing Nikiszowiec was built as housing for miners between the years 1908 to 1919. It’s a district in the city of Katowice, in Silesia, […]
January 17, 2013
south iceland

South Iceland in Photos

  “We’re all related, but we’re not inbred.” Gunnar told us as he drove the van back towards Reykjavik after a full day of touring South […]
January 15, 2013

My Amateur Attempt to Photograph the Northern Lights in Iceland

You can’t see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik. On the rare occasion that you can, you need to view them from a particular spot when they […]
January 7, 2013

Eating Rome

A Walking Food Tour of Rome If the first thing we think about Rome is ancient ruins of the former Roman civilization, the second is food. […]
December 27, 2012

The Beauty of Florence [in Photos]

I’ve long spoken of the beauty of Florence, and traveling back a second time only confirmed the belief I held after my first visit five years […]
December 12, 2012

A Stop in Bratislava on the way to Prague

When it was time to leave Olomouc, an under-appreciated city in eastern Czech Republic, I had an idea. Instead of going directly to Prague, why not […]
December 11, 2012

The Random Events in a Random City in Slovakia

When travel seems to go wrong It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. We were supposed to stop in a small town in the foothills of […]
October 22, 2012
metropolitain

Photos from the Road: My Favorite Paris Photos

I’ve always said that I travel to see how people are living. I’m curious to see what places are like and what people do there. I want […]
October 6, 2012

My three days on top of the Pyrenees at Can Rigall

The road to Can Rigall twists and turns its way 800 meters up from the valley floor and the village of Arles-sur-Tech. It had been a […]
September 19, 2012

Three Countries in One Day [Leaving Poland]

  One of the novelties of traveling in Europe is the density of small countries and the ability to pass through most of them with absolutely […]
September 14, 2012

Get to Wroclaw Poland now

We were recommended to stop in Wroclaw Poland by several people. These recommendations were based on the notion that we’d enjoy a pleasant city with nice […]
September 10, 2012

Photos from the Road: View from the train in Poland

I mentioned before in a post about Tampere, Finland that I’m inspired by industrial landscapes. Rail yards definitely fit that bill. When we pulled out of […]
September 7, 2012

Introduction to Warsaw Poland

From Vilnius, Lithuania, an eight hour bus ride got us to Warsaw Poland. I thought I would be overwhelmed and intimidated by the Polish capital, but […]
September 5, 2012
Riga Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga Latvia

Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Riga, Latvia. What do all these cities have in common? They are all world centers of Art Nouveau architecture. In the late […]
September 4, 2012

Photos from the Road: Doors of Old Tallinn Estonia

As I walked the cobbled-stone streets of old Tallinn, Estonia, I couldn’t help but notice the colorful and sometimes decorative front doors. Many were painted multiple […]
August 26, 2012
tampere

Photos from the Road: Tampere Finland Industrial Skyline

I’m inspired by old industrial landscapes. One of the best I’ve seen is in central Tampere Finland. Since they’re not in use anymore, the smokestacks are […]