Taking my time to amble through the world in search of slow travel adventures

Europe

Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

When most people think of Baden-Baden, the famous German spa town nestled in the gentle hills of the Black Forest, the things that immediately come to mind aren’t necessarily ones that would attract young travelers: sedate strolling along the Lichtentaller Allee, indulging in a slice […]

My Grand European Adventure

My Grand European Adventure

Two weeks ago, I got on a plane and flew to Europe. Usually, two weeks into a trip I’d be starting to think about home and be feeling a little blue that the trip was coming to an end. Not this time. This time two […]

Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike

Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike

I don’t remember ever not being afraid of heights.  I’ve never liked window seats on planes (or flying in general), skiing (since childhood lessons required a terrifying gondola ride), or even standing on high apartment balconies. So how did I find myself peering over the […]

10 Things I Learned in Croatia

10 Things I Learned in Croatia

I don’t think I’ve ever had as much trouble planning a trip as I did this winter when preparing for my June trip to Croatia.  I went through at least three trip plans, one of which would have excluded the coast almost entirely. Now that […]

Strolling in Siena // The Perfect Introduction to Italy

Strolling in Siena // The Perfect Introduction to Italy

My number one travel rule is this: never spend the first night of a trip in a major city.  Odds are you are tired from travel and the last thing you need is to be overwhelmed by people and skyscrapers and traffic. Which is how […]

Escaping the Crowds in Prague // Five Beautiful Gardens & Parks

Escaping the Crowds in Prague // Five Beautiful Gardens & Parks

There are few cities more beautiful than Prague.  With its cobblestone streets, pastel-coloured buildings, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava, it’s not hard to see why visitors fall in love with the city. (I’m also more than a little biased since it is my mother’s […]