Live Like a Local in Paris: Arty Hostel

Having spent my last couple of trips to Paris exploring the main sights, I knew I wanted more of a local experience when I returned to Paris last month. Thus, I was delighted to discover Arty Paris, an artsy hostel nestled in the Brancion neighborhood of the 15th arrondissement. From there, I was able to discover local restaurants Read More …

What It’s Like to Spend a Night in a Prison Cell at Clink78

When my boyfriend and I, both lawyers who have spent significant amounts of time in courthouses, discovered a 200-year-old courthouse in the center of London that now houses guests in former prison cells, we knew we had to check it out. From the outside, Clink78 looks like a historic courthouse. As soon as you step inside, however, Read More …

24 Hours in Edinburgh: 5 Must-Do Bucket List Items

Twenty-four hours is hardly enough time to see any major city, but it is enough to see some major sights in Edinburgh. We’ve picked out five must-do bucket list items so you don’t have to waste your time deciding which activities are worthwhile and which aren’t. Our top five must-do bucket list items for Edinburgh are The Read More …

Old Town Chambers: Our Edinburgh Home Away From Home

Rarely have I traveled to a new city and not wanted to spend every waking minute exploring the city, its people, and its culture. However, when I arrived at Old Town Chambers, I was at once awed by its stylish design and comforted by how homey it felt. I seriously contemplated staying in all night, despite my Read More …

Scotch Whisky Experience: The Spirit of Edinburgh

Whether you’re a budding whisky enthusiast or a seasoned scotch drinker, The Scotch Whisky Experience is an interactive and fun way to begin to understand Edinburgh’s rich whisky culture. Opened in 1988 with a £2 million investment from 19 individual Scotch whisky companies, The Scotch Whisky Experience now operates as an interactive exhibition that showcases 90% Read More …

5 Bucket List Things to Do in Iceland in the Winter

Iceland has become a popular destination for summer travel, but many are still weary of traveling to Iceland in the winter for fear of harsh weather conditions. This is an understandable concern, but there are also many benefits to traveling in the off-season. There are plenty of activities to do in Iceland in the winter, and Read More …

Snorkeling Silfra With Scuba Iceland: Floating Between the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates

One of the most unique and memorable experiences of my life was snorkeling Silfra earlier this month. Silfra is a freshwater fissure located in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. The fissure was created as a result of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates breaking apart, and the water in the fissure is one of Read More …

24 Hours in Krakow

After my stops in Budapest and Vienna, the third stop on my five-countries-in-five-days trip was Krakow, Poland. We arrived at the Krakow train station at around 8 AM after an overnight train ride. First, we exchanged some of our euros for Polish currency, the Zloty. I would highly recommend doing this, as most of the Eastern Read More …