2019: My Year in Review

Greetings! I hope you all had a great¬†Nouvel An,¬†and I hope you're all geared up for what 2020 (and the new decade) has to bring for us. As it has been for the past now-four years on this blog, I dedicate a post each January to a review of the previous year. This year is … Continue reading 2019: My Year in Review

My Bucket List for Europe — Part 4

Around this time every year, I dedicate a post to my current bucket list of places that I want to visit in Europe within the next 12 months. I'd made a list last year, and I'd managed to get to seven of the 11 destinations listed on there. This year's will be a bit of … Continue reading My Bucket List for Europe — Part 4

My Top-Five Favorite Countries in Europe

Europe may be small in size, but it's no doubt that it's the most-visited continent in the world. With a total of 44 countries recognized by the U.N., Europe is home to diverse cultures, languages, and people, and it's no wonder that visitors from all over the world make the trip over at least once … Continue reading My Top-Five Favorite Countries in Europe

Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

During our time cruising the Baltic Sea, my family and I made a 48-hour stop in Saint Petersburg to get a taste of Russia, all the while visa-free. It was a whirlwind of a time busing all over the sprawling city from palace to palace, along with the occasional Orthodox church sprinkled in between. Saint … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1

Considering the current news and politics, Russia requires no introduction. From its tumultuous history with the U.S. to its years of Soviet rule over much of Eastern Europe and central Asia, this massive country has continued to show its power through much of its foreign affairs, time and time again. Love it or hate it, … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1