Brandon and I are in the midst of a travel lull at the moment. We began this adventure without a detailed plan of where to go and when, opting instead for the relative freedom of booking travel on short notice and moving along at our own pace. Since Romania, we’ve moved quite a bit: In … More A Welcome Mooring
Traveling southeast from Budapest on the train to Transylvania, we weren’t sure what to expect. We chose to visit Romania, because it seemed to have everything we were looking for in our next destination: incredible mountains, friendly people, and places that are a little more off the beaten path. Our intel was solely based on … More Romania: Compelling and rich. Delicious, but filling.
One of the perks of long-term travel is that you have almost the entire world open to you. This can be both a blessing and a (mild) curse. It is great that you could throw a dart at a chart and say “that’s where we’re going next,” but when you have difficulty making big decisions, … More Blazing through Budapest
We’ve been in Romania for over a week now, so I figured it’s about time for a post about our transition from Scandinavia to Central Europe. After Stockholm, we spent three days in Copenhagen (København to the Danes) before jetting southeast to Budapest, which served as a bridge to traipsing about Transylvania. One of the best … More Gettin’ Hygge with It
Sweden is a place that I had been looking forward to visiting since I found out I was Swedish, so naturally I was excited as our train carried us from the fjords of Norway to the forests of Sweden. We were greeted at Göteborg Central Station by my distant cousin, Morgan, and his wife Lisbeth. … More Friends, Family, & Fika
Hello from Copenhagen! Given that we only have a few days left in Scandinavia, I figured I’d write about the Norwegian leg of our journey before it’s a wonderful but distant memory. Writing about our travels starts to feel like a burden when the days since our last post start to pile up, so I’m … More Scrambling Up Mountains (and Eggs)
First stop: Iceland. We had been looking forward to seeing more of this island state ever since a short layover on our way home from Paris a few years ago. Icelandair allows stopovers in Iceland en route to any of their European destinations from the US for no extra charge, so we decided to take … More It’s pronounced EY-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kootl
Iceland is by far the most expensive country Brandon and I have ever visited. Everything costs way more than what you’d expect to pay in the US: groceries, dining out, admission tickets, you name it. We’ve heard a variety of explanations for why things cost so darn much, and they boiled down to three main … More Six Tips: Budget Travel in Iceland