Dorset – Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle Village and Steam Railways

This weekend we explored Dorset. This was one of my favorite trips in the UK so far after Warwickshire and the Cotswolds but this one had something unique the other two didn’t – a coastline. We started off on the Jurassic coast at Durdle door and Lulworth Cove. I knew England had beautiful scenery but…

Seattle – Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

I first went to the glass museum in 2012 and left in awe of the beautiful peices in the well thoughout exhibits. I’ve since gone back and although the exhibit hasn’t changed, I’ve enjoyed it just as much the second time. The museum is a beautiful collection of Washington native Dale Chihuly, a globally celebrated…

Hanoi Street Food

Vietnamese food is delicious. Flavorful, cheap, colorful and has so many different varieties. On my previous trip I had really enjoyed the food and was looking forward to trying some new things this time. Going through the old town, sitting on the small stools in the small shops is quite an experience. But since I…

Malta

Malta was a country I thought I wouldn’t get to for a long time and somewhere I honestly didn’t know much about until I met some Maltese friends in London. It’s one of those places on the map that you need to zoom into to find much like Singapore. We had heard amazing things about…

Cheddar in Cheddar Village

There is a real place called Cheddar! And it is where Cheddar cheese comes from, the most popular cheese in the UK. AND I really wanted to have Cheddar cheese in Cheddar¬†ūüôā¬†So¬†a day trip was planned to this very historic¬†village one Sunday in the county of Somerset, England. Cheddar originally comes from this village because…

Valencia

Ah I love Spain. I’ve only been to Madrid and Barcelona so far so wanted to explore more of the country. On a weekend trip we went to Valencia for some sun, sand and sangria! The proximity to the beach, delicious local paella and¬†charming¬†main town¬†made this the perfect getaway. Although it is the third largest…

Roadtripping through the Baltics; Estonia and Latvia

One day I was flipping through my Eastern Europe Lonely Planet book¬†and realized I had done most of the¬†more known destinations like Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland¬†even Croatia. So I started reading about Estonia and subsequently Latvia and Lithuania. I was hooked and started researching more.¬†Buses and trains seemed to take a lot of time and…

Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the most laid back capitals I‚Äôve visited. It actually felt more like a smaller city than the capital of a country which was a nice surprise. I actually expected it to be a lot like Spain but in reality it was very different. From trying the pastel de natas (Portuguese custard…

Iceland

Iceland was cold. And expensive. But still totally worth it. We had found a good hotel (¬£88 for 3 days / 4 nights!) and flight deal and since Reykjavik is only 3 hours from London we thought it would be a good opportunity to check out another place. Plus we reallyyyyy wanted to see the…

Christmas Markets

Europe really knows how to do Christmas! I had never been to a Christmas market before this trip so I was blown away by how much FUN this is!! I decided to go to Germany and Austria tour and hit up as many Christmas markets as I could. By the end I was pretty tired…

30 Before 30 – The Travel List

I love lists. Making them, using them and especially crossing things off. So when I heard about the 30 before 30 travel challenge a few years ago, I decided this was the perfect one for me since I knew I would be able to make it without any stress (I was already around my twentieth…