Category Archives: Europe

Europe specific.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer in Scandinavia and Baltic States

I’m spending my summer in Scandinavia and the Baltic States!! Well. Not my entire summer vacation. More like the month of July. So, while I’m not exploring as much as last summer, I still have an amazing itinerary planned for a corner of Europe I haven’t yet experienced. Let’s hope no random heat waves hit […]

Orkney Tourist Guide: These Islands Are Stupidly Awesome

orkney tourist guide

Rachel’s Orkney Tourist Guide I hope my Orkney Tourist Guide inspires you to visit these stunning islands in the most northern corner of Britain. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know Scotland changed my outlook on life, and encouraged me to keep traveling alone, even with reckless abandon. […]

In Honor of #Shakespeare400: A Photo Essay of Stratford-Upon-Avon


Today, April 23rd 2016, marks 400 years after William Shakespeare’s death. To be honest, I had no idea such a huge literary anniversary loomed on the horizon. Blame excessive lesson planning and exhaustion. I feel like I ought to turn in my “English Nerd” card, but I digress. Besides J.K. Rowling and Oscar Wilde, I […]

Brrrr, Silfra: My Experience Snorkeling in Iceland in Winter

snorkeling in iceland in winter

Snorkeling in Iceland in Winter I remember snorkeling in Iceland in Winter very clearly. And my vivid memories of stepping, ever-so sloooooowly, into the crystal clear glacial waters still give me a shiver! The wind alone was enough to make me want to hide in a corner room with a roaring fire in the hearth […]

Photo Essay: My Favorite Views of Prague

favorite views of prague

My Favorite Views of Prague Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, dominated the top of my bucket list for a long time. How long? Hmm. My brother visited Prague in 2011. His pictures of Gothic Churches and gold-plated statues only fueled my desire to explore the city. But the more truthful answer is […]