When I was thinking about what to pack for my two week trip to Scandinavia in 2015, I went straight to Google. I don't remember what exactly I googled but it was probably something like: "Packing list + Scandinavia +
The Dresden Frauenkirche (above)
To be honest, I hadn't heard of Dresden before I went backpacking (aka "bussing") around Europe in 2008 and I'm ashamed to admit that!
Dresden is located in eastern Germany and it's a city that was totally destroyed
Before we went whitewater rafting in 2008, we made a stop in the typical storybook town in Austria known as Innsbruck. Innsbruck is the capital city of the state Tyrol in western Austria and it's super picturesque. Innsbruck also happens
For the most part, I use my Chase Sapphire card when I travel abroad because there are no international transaction fees and that's amazing. However, there are minimal fees if I need to take money out of an ATM abroad.
the mind-blowingly picturesque portion of the Swiss Alps on which we rafted.
Back in 2008, after I'd graduated from university, I went on a 3 week multi-city tour of (mostly) western Europe (it was the European Inspiration tour with Contiki which
Gdansk is a considerably smaller city than both Krakow and Warsaw so I was a little worried about finding things to do to fill 3 days, but luckily, the history of the beautiful, rebuilt city of Gdansk kept me busy.
Over the course of two trips, I have spent a total of 6 days in Amsterdam and I can say with confidence that it's one of the prettiest cities in the world with the nicest people. When you're 21, you're