What to do in Small Town, Colombia

I went to Pasto, Colombia this past December. One of the major attractions there is La Laguna de la Cocha, a large lake with an island in the middle named La Corota. On the Corota there is a nature sanctuary protecting the flora and fauna endemic to the small island. The area is surprisingly popular with European…

La Ciudad Sorpresa

Colombia, although the country was once a dangerous place to live, let alone travel, it has come a long way and tourism is growing in popularity. I for one am quite glad because there are so many diverse, beautiful landscapes, mountains, valleys, ecosystems, churches, beaches, and most importantly, people to see and meet. You can find just about…

What Actually Happened in Rome

Since Rome was on the tail end of our Europtrip, it’s no surprise we didn’t exactly stay on schedule. Ideally our Roman Holiday would have gone like this. Instead we had a few late starts and it went a little more like the following. It all started well enough. Our airb&b host picked us up from…

What Actually Happened in Prague

I did plenty of research for this trip. The original plan was to go to Prague castle as our first Czech sight seeing option. I still blame Czech websites for that plan going downhill, figuratively and literally. Learning from my mistake, I came up with the perfect 2 day updated itinerary that eliminates the stress and…

What Actually Happened in Paris

So even though I didn’t exactly stick to my itinerary (find it here), I had so much fun in Paris! When we arrived we made our way to our airb&b. We had asked our host if it was okay to come early since our flight arrived before check in, and we didn’t want to carry our luggage…

What to do When You Have Writer’s Block

Literally just start writing Like, I know you’re saying THAT’S THE PROBLEM. But listen, just start typing. Whatever pops into your head, it doesn’t even have to be coherent. Just go full on stream of consciousness. Eventually it will give you and idea, trust your brain! Read something Books make you think and feel (unless you’re…

Paris in 4 Days

I’ve been a francophile since I first watched Madeline on VHS. The old house in Paris covered in vines really spoke to me and I wanted to be one of the little girls walking in two straight lines. Granted they were all British, and no one speaks French, but minor details! I finally went to France…

How to Change the World

I am not normally a very political person, but with the debate last night I guess I made an exception. Normally Kevin and I agree on most things. But last night the fact that he doesn’t understand how absurd the idea of Donald Trump as president is came up again. He is vehemently against Clinton,…

Barcelona in 3 Days

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities. The history, the architecture, the nightlife, THE BEACH, make it a great destination for anyone and everyone. The only downside I found was the metro system, it was almost always easier and cheaper for us to take a cab! I could still have spent the rest of my life…

What Actually Happened in Madrid

I wrote an article about the perfect way to spend 2 days in Madrid, find it here. But of course, having a plan and sticking to it are two VERY different things. I flew into Madrid with my boyfriend Kevin arriving at 7 a.m., Kevin’s cousin Andres was supposed to arrive an hour later, but…