Tag Archives: Western Europe

Is Barcelona Worth Visiting? My Honest Opinion

is barcelona worth visiting? definitely for the gaudi

Believe or not, when I first decided to go to Barcelona, I heard mixed things about the city. As a travel destination, Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe, so it felt like everyone had an opinion about my upcoming trip. For instance, some people insisted that Barcelona is their favorite city in […]

How to Do a Figueres Day Trip from Barcelona

mae west exhibit in the dali museum

Figueres is a small city in Catalonia that’s well known as the birth place of Salvador Dalí. Unsurprisingly, due Dali’s worldwide fame and strikingly bizarre art, Figueres is a very popular day trip from Barcelona.  And I didn’t want to miss Figueres either! When I was in Catalonia, I took an independent Figueres day trip […]

Packing Guide: What to Pack for Venice in June

what to pack for venice in june: comfortable shoes to climb stairs

Venice is one of the most popular and iconic cities in all of Italy. This magical city, sitting low on a fish-shaped island in a scenic lagoon, is the perfect European destination for a traveler to simply wander and get lost without stressing too much about his or her personal safety. After all, you are on […]

2 days in Verona Itinerary: The Best Things to See & Do

2 days in verona itinerary: be prepared for romance

Like many American high schoolers, Romeo and Juliet was the first Shakespeare play that I’ve ever learned about in school. Although I struggled with the language, I still appreciated the drama’s many plot twists, wild betrayals, and forbidden love. As I continued my education, I fell deeper in love with Shakespeare’s tragedies, and as I […]

19 Safest European Cities to Travel Alone

st. gallen is a lovely city to see with 8 days in switzerland

If you’re traveling alone to Europe and feel concerned about personal safety, I want to tell you not to worry in the slightest! Solo travel is safe if you take care of yourself, physically and mentally, with the same amount of effort you do at home. And I feel like I can speak as an […]