Taking the Train from Vienna to Bratislava

Taking the train from Vienna to Bratislava is incredibly straightforward. And if you’re in Vienna for more than a few days, this day trip is a great addition to your itinerary. We took the ÖBB between the two cities, which was pretty painless. You can buy your ticket online or via the app, and tickets can…

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Five Things to Do in Tenerife

The Canary islands are one of the most underappreciated destinations I know—especially considering how many things there are to do in Tenerife alone. Located off the coast of Africa, Tenerife is just one of seven main islands (the others are Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro). Though it’s well-known for its water sports—especially wind-based ones, like…

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My Favorite Work from the Cannes Lions 2019

I just returned, tan and happy, from a week at the Cannes Lions 2019. For those who don’t know, the Lions are the Oscars of Advertising. They take place in Cannes just barely a month from the Film Festival and offer a week of curated speaking from incredible industry leaders, nightly rosé rodeos along the…

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Getting Your German Settlement Permit 

Newsflash! On April 10, I became an official permanent resident of Germany! If you’re the holder of an EU Blue Card, you know that one of this visa’s top benefits is the early eligibility to switch from employment-dependent residence permit to permanent residency. Blue Card holders in Germany who can prove B1-level competency in German…

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A Love Letter

I’ve been in love with traveling since I was 17. But the last few months, something has felt off for me. The trip to Egypt in October was a culmination of so many years of dreaming and weeks of planning—a true pinnacle. What could follow that? On top of that, change and uncertainty at home…

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Up and Gone: 2018’s Travel Year in Review

2018 was packed with adventures—for both business and pleasure—and milestones. 29 years of my life passed by without me ever visiting Africa, but in 2018 I went three times. Other firsts included: riding a snowmobile, surfing, exploring a ghost town, seeing wild elephants, and getting my dog a passport. Going to the top of a…

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Why We Should All Go to Auschwitz

Country 29: Poland | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here. Many of us know Ray Allen as an NBA player—I used to love watching him play for the Celtics when I lived in Boston. But I had no idea he was also a gifted writer. He penned an opinion piece on why…

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Celebrating Halloween in Scotland

With its wild moors, haunted castles, heavy mists, and ancient stone circles, Scotland has always felt thrillingly spooky to me. I’m a Scorpio born the day before Halloween, so it’s little wonder that this windswept country haunts my imagination. When Tim and I visited Scotland two years ago, we timed our visit to coincide with…

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The Art of Alphonse Mucha

Country 10: Czech Republic | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! One of my biggest regrets from my trip to Prague was missing out on the Mucha Museum. Prior to visiting the Czech Republic, I’d had no idea that the artist famous for most of the French Art Nouveau pieces…

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