An Amsterdam day trip to Paradise at the Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Garden, once an estate from the 1600s, is now a crowning jewel of tourism for the Netherlands. Although it is only open for 8…

A luxurious stay in Amsterdam at the Banks Mansion

There are few places in the world that are as gorgeous as the Netherlands in Spring, and Amsterdam is just one small jewel of the…

Why everyone should visit a concentration camp // “work brings freedom”

“Arbeit macht frei” translates loosely to the phrase “work brings freedom.” This is the greeting on the gates at the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany…

How to spend a Spring Day on the island of Santorini, Greece // Photo Diary

Bougainvillea. White washed houses. Blue Domes. Huge chunks of feta. That is exactly what I remember when I think back on my quick jaunt to…

Visiting Rozafa Castle Ruin in Albania

After the crazy lodging situation in Montenegro that got turned into one of the best hotel stays I ever experienced at Casa del Mare Amfora, I…

That time I learned that I was a wimp in Montenegro

Catchy title, right? I am apparently a wimp in more ways than I realized but more on that in a second. You may remember where…

Bosnia is for (waterfall) lovers // Kravica Falls

After a quick jaunt from Ivan to the Dubrovnik Airport, I grabbed my rental car, set the GPS to a city near the most gorgeous…