Wine, Renoir and a black cat

Every fall Facebook reminds me of the many memories from my semester living in Paris. It was three years ago that I packed my bags and moved to a small apartment in Montmartre with two of my classmates. Almost every night we enjoyed glasses bottles of wine while looking out our living room window at […]

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Prague | Photo Diary Part I

Prague, Czech Republic is the most beautiful city the world. Ok, so I may be biased because it’s the city I was born in, partially raised in and where I continuously visit the majority of my family. So of course I am going to brag about what an incredible city it is. I got to […]

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Karlštejn

While visiting my family in Prague we took a day trip to Karlštejn castle and wandered through the town of Karlštejn. The large gothic castle founded in 1348, is one of the most famous and frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic along with the Prague Castle. Just 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the center […]

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Three Years Ago in Montmartre

As I begin to look for a new place to move into in Chicago, I have been learning about new neighborhoods and parts of Chicago I had never really explored. This moving experience reminded me of my semester abroad in Paris. Exactly three years ago this week, I landed in Paris and began my adventure […]

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Walking around London – London Part II

The best way to start a day of sightseeing around London is to grab breakfast and a freshly brewed coffee at Hej Café. A café tucked away between the streets of Bermondsey, Hej offers the best breakfast options, from apple, brie and rocket Panini to a sweet pastry. It’s the perfect café to spend all […]

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Afternoon in London – London Part I

After our quick stop in Amsterdam we flew to London to visit my best friend and spend some time exploring the city. Our flight landed in Luton airport late Saturday morning and by lunch time we were at my best friend’s apartment in London. E and I hadn’t seen each other in four years and […]

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Essentials for Long Flights

Long airplane flights can take a toll on your skin, especially when flying for 9+ hours. During my trip to Europe last month I brought a few essentials in my carry on: Neutrogena Deep Moisturizer Night Cream – I bought this cream for the winter months when my skin gets really dry. But it’s especially […]

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Amsterdam Cuisine

  Our flight to Amsterdam landed late afternoon and a fast 15 minute train ride R and I were in Amsterdam Central station hopping onto our tram to our Airbnb apartment. After so many hours of traveling we were both hungry and excited to see what local cuisine we could find. We decided to stay […]

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Biking in Amsterdam

Our European adventure started with a full day exploring the streets of Amsterdam by bike. Having stayed in Amsterdam a few years ago for separate school trips, R and I were excited to enjoy the city together. In order to see the most of the city, I recommend renting a bike to get you around, […]

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"Light" Packing

A few days ago, I jetted off to Europe for a ten day adventure to Amsterdam, London and Prague. Packing was quite a task this trip because I wanted to bring as little with me but due to our busy itinerary and stops along the way I had to minimize how much I brought with me. Usually when […]

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