Lisbon, Portugal | Picture Post

Like Madrid, Lisbon was a sweet and very simple trip. I only had one full day in this mini me San Francisco of a city and I wanted to take full advantage! I stayed at an amazing hostel, Sunset Destination Hostel, and really enjoyed it’s “green thinking” environment, retro vibe and friendly staff! I did…

Home Away from Home in Lagos, Portugal | Picture Post

Making my way to Portugal was a must for me. I made my way to Lagos to have my last fill of beach life before the summer kissed me goodnight. I had some friends I had met in Barcelona staying in Lagos so seeing them and having them as personal tour guides was the perfect introduction…

Rota and Cadiz, Spain | Picture Post

My two weeks in southern Spain was just the relaxing experience I needed. I stayed with an old friend from high school who is stationed here for the Navy and spent many days solo traveling around these cute towns while they were at work. I spent most of my time in Rota, an adorable beach…

Blood – The Middle East

“Older brother, restless soul, lie down Lie for a while with your ear against the earth And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach Home to me But your beard Someday might be”” “Blood” from the Australian indie folk band The Middle East is a…

Madrid, Spain | Picture Post

Madrid was a sweet and simple visit. After a ten hour overnight bus ride, I barely had any sleep. I found my way to the hostel I was staying at called U Hostel, checked in and crashed in their cozy cinema room. I chose this hostel after meeting a friend in Barcelona. He said he…

Barcelona, Spain | Picture Post

A city with a crazy nightlife, a small town feel full of art and invention and a never-ending beach all in one?! There’s no place quite like Barcelona. The energy is one of a kind. I enjoyed a free tour guide the first day I was in Barcelona as well as splurged on a Gaudi…

Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia Hostel | Barcelona, Spain

Imagine a hostel with a full fledge kitchen, bean bag chairs galore, movie theater screen, free pub crawls every night, unlimited sangria for €3 and an indoor skate ramp. Sounds too good to be true. That is exactly what I thought until I walked into Sant Jordi Sagrada Familia hostel in Barcelona. I was recommended…

Capri and Naples, Italy | Picture Post

I truly felt like I was in a dream while lounging in the sand on the island of Capri in Italy. As I stepped off the ferry, I enjoyed the view of beach theme restaurants and colorful houses while the crisp sun warmed my skin. I had my beautiful friend Brooke by my side and…

Naples and Pompeii, Italy

The day trip to Naples and Pompeii was much more entertaining than I had planned. We were told from others that it is not the nicest and safest place but we felt, if we went as a group, we would be ok. As we strolled out the train station, we were welcomed by… a lot…

A Taste of Rome | Picture Post

Walking through Rome is like walking through a history textbook. The untouched architecture, large fountains and abundant statues kept me captivated from the beginning to the very end. Vatican City Pantheon I stayed at a hostel called Legends RG when I first got to Rome after my work exchange experience. It was in a great…

Lay Down in the Tall Grass – Timber Timbre

This track began to play on my Ipod when I was laying in the Boston Commons back in the states. This place was absolutely gorgeous and reminded me of home with trees galore and ducks that floated peacefully in the water. Lay Down in the Tall Grass – Timber Timbre I thought of making a…