Machu Picchu

Lessons learned from the road

Before I took my trip I did plenty of research on what I should or should not bring, since after all I was traveling with only a backpack. Here are some lessons I learned on my own, and some I took from others before I […]

A bullfighter artfully dodges a bloodied bull in Sevilla

The Art of Bullfighting in Sevilla

After a wonderful week spent together in Portugal and Dublin, it was time for Amanda to head back  to the states. It turned into a long trip for me that probably could’ve been avoided with sufficient planning. At this point of the trip I had done enough […]

Praia Dona Ana - Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve Region of Portugal

After a few wonderful days in Lisbon, it was time to explore more of Portugal via a rental car. We made our way down the Algarve region of Portugal, specifically, Lagos. Hoping to see some magnificent coast line vistas we took the circuitous route that […]

A Lisbon Funicular (Street Car)


After a quick jaunt to Dublin, it was back to Lisbon, this time to explore the city with a partner in crime. Upon arrival in Lisbon we were greeted with a beautiful, warm sunny day. Quite the opposite from what we experienced 24 hours earlier. We […]

Pint of Guinness from Guinness factory in Dublin

Oh Goodness, my Guinness

Upon finishing a thrilling ride on the Autobahn, I made my way on to Lisbon for a night via Frankfurt before heading to Dublin for the weekend. This was the second-to-last business class flight on my RTW trip, and boy was it shitty. Lufthansa’s European business class […]

The town of Beinstein, Germany

Driving the Autobahn to Beinstein

After a few days in Prague I had to make my way to Frankfurt to complete my RTW leg of Frankfurt to Lisbon. I took an uncomfortably long overnight bus ride from Prague to Frankfurt. What I’ve learned in my travels is that, no matter how […]

Franz Kafka Statues outside of the Kafka museum in Prague


Finishing up my Eastern European tour, I had 4 days to spend over Easter weekend in Prague. This may have not have been the best time to visit, as I was later told that it is the busiest weekend of the year in Prague. Therefore […]

Wiener Schnitzel in Vienna


Following a wonderful few days in Budapest, I left the city on a sour note. For those that don’t know how a lot of european public transport works, you purchase a ticket, but it doesn’t become valid until you stick it in a little box that […]

Lion on chain bridge in Budapest


Upon landing in Budapest late at night, weary from a long day of traveling, and not sleeping well, the first thing I did upon arriving in Budapest after checking in? I of course went to the bar! I really had no expectations for Budapest. Some […]

Elizabeth Tower


With Turkey in the rearview mirror I set course for London, the plan here was to meet up with Seb once again since he had a work engagement at Heathrow for the weekend, so the original plan was for me to fly to London via Frankfurt, […]

Pamukkale Calcium Carbonite formation

Pamukkale and Ephesus

Following a spur of the moment purchase to flee Cappadocia, Ty and myself split from the pack and made our way to Ephesus, by the way of the Izmir airport. It was a one hour flight and ~$75 to buy a ticket the day before. […]

Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey


An early AM departure out of Istanbul meant that our group of six had a full day to explore Cappadocia, specifically the town of Goreme, which is roughly an hour drive from the Kayseri airport. The main draw of this area is the landscape specifically […]

Mid-air jumping picture on a roof in Istanbul


With Germany out-of-the-way, it was off to Turkey, with little to no itinerary, except for the fact that I knew I had to come in and out of Istanbul. I arrived late in the evening and hit the sack immediately. Upon waking up, I was […]

Arbeit Macht Frei at Dachau

Dachau Concentration Camp

To round-up the first leg of my Germany travels I wanted to make sure I got to spend a few hours at a concentration camp, no matter how sobering of an experience it may be. Seb rented a car and we made our way to Dachau, which is […]