Argyll and Bute: Exploring Scotland’s Secret Coast

Ferry from Gourock to Dunoon

Just getting to the small village of Kames, Argyll and Bute, Scotland felt like an authentic experience in itself. After landing at Glasgow airport and taking a local bus to the central station, I hopped on a train heading for the Gourock ferry terminal. After shuffling on to the ferry with my pink suitcase, I stood on the top deck and realized I was the only one on board besides a backpacker and her very hairy dog. The dog and I made eye contact, both of us with our hair blowing in the breeze and taking in the cold, wet air, sharing in this adventure.

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The Alsace Region: A Real Life Fairytale

An Impending European Apocalypse My boyfriend and I spent the two weeks before our trip completely worried about the weather, and obsessively checking the forecast. We had originally planned to go back to the Harz Mountains in Germany; it was one of our favorite previous trips. But as our vacation came closer the forecast went […]

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Romantic Strolling in Geneva, Switzerland

Expensive Ducks in Geneva As we drove through the tunnels, I serenaded my boyfriend with one of those really sad Adele songs; he loved it, I swear. We were on our way to Geneva after having stayed the night in Mulhouse, France. Do I sound like a travel snob? I was really looking forward to […]

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Fall: A New Season, A New You

Fall: A Fresh Start Fall. Just saying that word conjures up memories of reading Harry Potter, stepping on every crunchy leaf, carving pumpkins, the smell of cheap Halloween costumes, candy, hot chocolate, and apple picking. It’s considered one of the most beautiful times of year and is a favorite of most people, especially your average […]

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Netherlands: 10 Things I Love

I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of living in Netherlands and I have gotten to know the country and it’s people quite well (some people very well, hint hint.) I have come to love it here, even on the rainiest days of the year! (Did the rain part sound believable?)

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