Category Archives: Europe

Europe specific.

A Literature Lover’s Advice for How to Visit Yeats in Scenic Drumcliff

visiting yeats in drumcliff

Happy (almost) Saint Patrick’s Day, Wayfarers! We need a post about Ireland to ring in the occasion, don’t we? Hmm. I think I’ll skip chatting about Guinness and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, though. I wanna talk about visiting Yeats in Drumcliff instead. Were you expecting anything different from me? The same girl who was heartbroken because she […]

Photo Essay: The Perfect Day Trip from Porto to Guimaraes

Porto to Guimaraes

Porto to Guimaraes: A Perfect Day Trip As a child, I was obsessed with the Middle Ages. Why did I love this time period so much? Think about it! Romantic tales of knights, princesses, magic, and dragons filled my brain. And super exciting quests! Obviously. Not to mention, I loved reading fairy tales and playing […]

Why Your First EVER Solo Trip Should Be to Beautiful Portugal (Updated 2021)

your first solo trip should be portugal

Updated on May 2021 I’m serious: your first solo trip should be Portugal. Last Easter, I took a solo trip to Portugal and fell in love. My 10 day adventure split between Lisbon and Porto – with a few small stops thrown into the mix – was one of my favorite trips to date. Sure, […]

Travel Disappointment: I Didn’t See the Northern Lights

celebrating New Year's Eve in Reykjavik

Travel is glorified online, in sleek blogs and colorful ~instagood~ photos, yet disappointments are a reality. These anticlimactic letdowns are sometimes hidden from the Internet’s prying eyes. When I first started Blond Wayfarer in May, I made the specific decision to stay open and honest about my trips. Yes, travel has empowered me in many […]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik

new years in iceland

New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik Hmm, I should’ve posted in January about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Reykjavik, huh? Sorry, wayfarers! I’m not the most timely person, as you probably know if you’ve been reading my blog since the very beginning. (Thanks for your patience!) Besides, my job has been crushing all my free time […]