Rijeka – Croatia’s Authentic Port City

Tired of over-crowded tourist cities where the beaches are filled with vendors selling kitschy crap? Still want to enjoy the Croatian coastline? With so many things to do in Rijeka, this is one off-the-main-drag city that just might be what you needed. Rijeka is located to the east of Croatian…

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Community Interview: Park Istra

Park Istra is a community initiative focusing on sustainable development in Slovenia. The founders live communally alongside volunteers from around the world to address the various needs of local throughout the Istria countryside. After moving from Prague, I headed south to explore different intentional communities and do a little “work away” travel.…

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Finding Vienna’s Soul: Best of Vienna in Two Days

Best of Vienna in two days

Is Vienna Truly Soulless?! Before visiting Vienna, I really hesitated. While living in Prague, I only seemed to hear bad things. Vienna is too expensive! There’s not much to do in Vienna! And the most all-encompassing one: Vienna has no soul. Well, whenever I hear bad things about a place…

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Solo Travel in the High Tatras, Slovakia

Trains are fantastic. Do y’all know about trains?! With a train, you can turn a two-day break from working yer ass off in Praha into a magical mountain getaway in the High Tatras of Slovakia! Which is just what I did. Want to visit the High Tatras? Concerned because you’re…

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Warsaw in 24 Hours: An Unplanned Trip

Getting sent to Warsaw on a creaky overnight bus (twice!) wasn’t my idea of a good time. I made the most of it, though, and wrote up this piece to help out any other bleary-eyed travelers kill time while they wait for bureaucracy in Poland. Why Warsaw in 24 Hours?…

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Visiting Dresden in Winter: Your Daytrip Guide

A short 3-hour ride from Prague, the historic city of Dresden in Germany makes for a fantastic day-trip or overnight getaway. Can you See Dresden in a Day? Of course not! The city whose name instantly calls up the tragedy of WWII, hipster street art, and shopping havens? There is…

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Moving to Prague, Czech Republic

In 2017, I up and moved to Prague in the Czech Republic to try my hand at being an ESL teacher. This is the story about why and what happened next. Small town Wisconsinites trend toward cozying up in our preferred regions and soaking in the Midwest nice. Travel, too,…

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