House Sitting: Safe, Worth it, A Good Idea?When you hear "house sitting" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Potted plants? Mail retrieval? The occasional pool cleaning? Lounging on someone's roof in a lawn chair?3 out of 4 of these things would be accurate. 1 out of 4 would be possible in extreme … Continue reading Is House Sitting Worth It? | How to Travel the World by House Sitting
Here are the Best Free Things to Do In North Rhine Westphalia, Germany! Have I mentioned that when I was housesitting in northwest Germany I was not only pleasantly situated near the Dutch border but also had the extreme fortune of meeting a beautiful, amazing native German girl who acted as my own personal travel … Continue reading 8 Best Things to Do in North Rhine-Westphalia | German Guide Approved!
Jaap Some of you may already be aware that I largely afforded my nearly two month trip to Europe by making use of the ingenious system that is house sitting. That, and a little something called “questionable hostels above bars”. House sitting is actually kind of a misleading term, because more often than not it … Continue reading So You Want to Be a House Sitter?
Larochette Let me start this post off by saying that Luxembourg was a wonderful surprise for me, and something of an anomaly. When I was researching my trip here I heard nothing but exuberant praise for the capital city proper but there was a lot of radio silence on the rest of the country. I … Continue reading The Mullerthal Trail: 3 Days in Rural Luxembourg
My Strategy for Spending 1 Day in Metz, France - Plus an Overnight Stay at Abbaye Des Prémontrés, Pont-à-Mousson Fun fact: My mother's maiden name is Metz - which means when I was perusing a map of the places I'd be visiting in Europe and realized I would only be a short train ride … Continue reading 1 Day in Metz, France | BONUS: Pont-à-Mousson
Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Not quite as famous as New York, New York, but still pretty darn fabulous. While rattling off the list of countries I visited on my European trip, Luxembourg usually incites one response: "Oh interesting, where is that again?"I don't blame them. Luxembourg is one of Europe's most underrated tourist destinations. It's a tiny, … Continue reading A Dollhouse City: Luxembourg
Amsterdam is like a rite of passage for all 20-something backpackers exploring Europe for the first time. Salacious imagery of the infamous red light district and seedy smoke filled alleys might spring to mind for some. But beyond the stereotypical party scene there's a whole other side to this guilder and I'm about to tell … Continue reading How to Spend 24 Hours in Amsterdam
If you've been following this blog so far, you know that I started my Scotland trip in Edinburgh and Glasgow with big plans to hit the road alongside my new travel pal, Mimi. And hit the road we did. I'm about to tell you how we squeezed all the space between Glasgow and the Isle … Continue reading 4 Days, a Car, and Scotland
A trip to Edinburgh includes 3 things: Whisky, Guinness, and drinking enough of the two to gleefully take part in a ceilidh. Read on to get a heads up on the best places to order that pint, or dram, and make the most out of your time in Scotland’s capital city. 1. The Dog House … Continue reading 5 Cool Places to Have a Drink in Edinburgh
Leaving Edinburgh is like entering a whole new world. You know what they say about capitals not representing the true soul of a country? It's true. Don't get me wrong, Edinburgh is a fantastic city, but it's where EVERYONE goes. And that gives it a great international feel, but you're here to visit Scotland, so … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities: The Case for Glasgow