Category Archives: Europe

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How to Make the Most of One Day in Lucerne Switzerland

just one day in lucerne means seeing the old town

Beautiful Lucerne is one of the most visited cities in all of Switzerland. And, once you experience roaming Lucerne’s medieval walls, it’s easy to understand why this city is so popular and beloved around the world. Without a doubt, Lucerne is one of the prettiest cities in Europe (probably the world, haha), and as you […]

Solo Travel Lake Geneva: The Ultimate Guide to Switzerland’s Most Iconic Lake

solo travel lake geneva adventures

Lake Geneva is an absolute paradise that captures the imagination of travelers everywhere. As an English literature buff, I’ve always wanted to escape to Lake Geneva, because the lush mountains and deep waters reminded me of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a horror novel in which most of the action takes place in Switzerland.  Lake Geneva exceeded all of […]

Is St. Gallen Worth Visiting? My Honest Opinion

is st gallen worth visiting? yes the old town is perfect

St. Gallen is a Swiss city south of Germany’s famous and beautiful Lake Constance. Some of you may already be familiar with St. Gallen (after all, there’s a university presence too), but others might have never heard of this city in the eastern corners of Switzerland. And this is understandable. Whenever Switzerland comes to mind, most […]

Solo Travel Helsinki: An Independent Visitor’s Guide to Finland’s Capital

stunning helsinki cathedral in finland

As a city, Helsinki is wildly underrated, in my opinion. On my own solo travels in Europe, not too many backpackers I spoke to had Helsinki on their itineraries.  However, I think Helsinki is worth visiting even as a solo traveler. Sure, you don’t get as many hostels as the neighboring Baltic countries, but Finland’s […]

4 Days in Vienna: The Ultimate Itinerary for Austria’s Capital

solo travel vienna: see gorgeous summer sunsets

As a teenage, I had always envisioned Vienna as the center of European sophistication. Even though I studied French in high school, I always wanted to study abroad in Vienna, because, according to my young mind, living in Vienna meant that I could go to the opera every evening and sip gourmet coffee every afternoon.  […]