Finding the Heart of Austria

Finding the Heart of Austria

I am part Austrian. From the American perspective, that means that somewhere along the line someone from my family stepped out of Austria’s borders and…

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Ski the Alps? Why Not?

Ski the Alps? Why Not?

Yesterday, we decided we had had enough of visiting museums, eating lunch, drinking coffee, walking and eating again. It was time for a little more…

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Surviving in the Land of Wienerschnitzel

Surviving in the Land of Wienerschnitzel

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I try and avoid red meat and eat vegetarian as best I can, adding in the occasional…

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Touring Around Munich

Touring Around Munich

Munich, while distinctively known as the city of all things beer, is also full of history and has several great stories to tell. Originally the…

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Can I Marry a City? I

Can I Marry a City? I <3 Amsterdam

My first week in Spain my soon-to-be-friends and I went to an overpriced wine bar and talked about our travel dreams. It may have been…

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Witnessing History at La Sagrada Familia

Witnessing History at La Sagrada Familia

Look back on your travels. It’s probable that you have visited many cities and seen many monuments…The Colosseum, Empire State Building, The Golden Gate Bridge,…

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Appreciating the Battles at Normandy

Appreciating the Battles at Normandy

Sitting in Mr. Byrne’s American history class all those years ago, I never thought I would one day spend a day on the beaches of…

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The Time I Actually Relaxed on Vacation: Crete in the Off-Season

The Time I Actually Relaxed on Vacation: Crete in the Off-Season

I have wanted to go to Greece since I saw Lena fall off a dock in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I have wanted to…

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The Real Italian Kitchen

The Real Italian Kitchen

I am not Italian. I do not spend my holidays eating boatloads of food and watching my family chat boisterously with their hands. I do…

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Hostessess with the Mostest

Hostessess with the Mostest

“Are you a young adult thinking about discovering another country? Are you thinking of studying abroad and trying to figure out which program best fits…

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