Highlights of Interlaken, Switzerland

This weekend, I finally got to venture beyond the Italian border and work as a tour guide in Switzerland. Aside from dealing with long overnight buses, the responsibility of helping students plan their weekend, and gloomy, inclement weather, I had an unforgettable weekend in Switzerland's Adventure Capital. The highlights of my trip to Interlaken are …

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Riga, Latvia: Discovering Hope in the Bleakness of Winter

Originally published on In The Know Traveler It’s an icy January morning. I’ve just stumbled out of Riga International Airport after a 6AM flight, and I’m trudging through the exhaust-stained slush on my way to the bus station. Which is worse, the dry burn in my throat from the cold I developed overnight or the harsh …

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Conquering England’s Lake District

This weekend I hiked in the Lake District, located in the north of England. In other words, I murdered my muscles, froze my body, endangered my life a few times, tested my limits, and gained an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I will recap this adventure in narrative form, so read on for the story of …

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Beautiful Barcelona

Highlights from Barcelona, the sunny, vibrant coastal Spanish city. I named this post 'Beautiful Barcelona' because I cannot stress enough how amazingly beautiful this city was. The weather, the nightlife, the architecture, the food; literally everything was beautiful in both the tangible and intangible sense. Barcelona's Beautiful Weather First of all, the weather was surprisingly …

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Cinnamon Sally & The Fat Pumpkin

Quirky tidbits from my weekend trip to Riga, Latvia. I'm aware that the title of this post may be confusing. Who is Cinnamon Sally? Why isn't she called Nutmeg Sally?  Is she purposely discriminating against other spices, or does she really just love cinnamon? And aren't all pumpkins fat? Or are they just big-boned? I'm …

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