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A City Girl’s Favorite Rural Experiences

TweetI may have grown up in the suburbs, but I’ve always been more comfortable with the anonymity of cities over the wide open spaces. But my grandparents moved to the country when I was young and regular visits to see them started to make me comfortable with that environment. In my travels, I try to […]

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Searching for Klimt in Vienna

TweetAnyone who didn’t know me in high school might not guess that I am a not-so-closeted art history freak. I took AP Art History in high school (Team APAH for life!) and another class in college before I realized that I didn’t want to spend the next four years memorizing slides. But my passion for […]

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Touring Schonbrunn Palace

Tweet My history with Europe’s most beautiful palaces and residences isn’t stellar. I almost had heatstroke while wandering the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and was sick to my stomach at Hampton Court. But when in Vienna, the Hapsburg residences are unavoidable. You literally can’t turn a corner in the city without being close to […]

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The Best and Worst of Austrian and German Hostels

Tweet During my time in Australia, I stayed at a lot of hostels and it was easy for me to categorize my Best and Worst of Australian Hostels. In Austria and Germany, however, it was the little things that made up each of my experiences. There were things I didn’t like about great hostels and […]

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My Favorite Austrian Meals

TweetHow is Austrian food different than German food? That is what I asked myself in my week or so in the country. Sure, there are a lot of similarities, but here are a few of my favorite dishes from my visits to Innsbruck, Vienna and Salzburg. Hungarian Style Goulash, Stubaier Gletscher, Fulpmes What could be […]

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