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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Two Days Visiting Brunei Darussalam: A Quick Overview

What to do when you unexpectedly find yourself in Brunei for two short days. Hint: boat tours, mosque visits, and market foods I had no intention of ending up visiting Brunei Darussalam while backpacking through Southeast Asia. As these things go, it just kind of happened. So, what does one do…

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How Rape Culture Effects Solo Travel

Rape culture – the way sexual violence is normalized, women sexualized, and men essentially considered animals – pervades the female-bodied solo travel world. Let’s talk about it. “You’re going to Indonesia? Oh. You’re definitely getting raped.” Kid you not. This was said to me before embarking on my first ever…

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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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Two Days in the Grand Canyon

How to get the most out of a short trip to the Grand Canyon. Two days, three nights, one car, and a crew of crazies. Two Days in the Grand Canyon, Is it Enough?? Guidebooks, blogs, rangers, and everything in-between will tell you: Ya can’t truly experience the Grand Canyon…

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