I am home from my first-official European Road Trip, and I have to say, it was one of my favorite trips ever. Here are a few iPhone photo highlights from the journey.
I found Utrecht incredibly easy to fall in love with. To me, it feels so much more welcoming and homey than Amsterdam. While it is a major city in the Netherlands, it has the feel of a small, quaint village. The one thing I recommend the most when visiting is climbing the treacherously uneven stairs to the top of Dom Tower to see the colorful homes lining the canals. Yes, it’s a lot of stairs (465 to be exact), but it’s so worth it when you get to take in those views.
Here are just a few photos from Utrecht–Dom Tower, view from the Dom Tower, inside a bar and a pancake house, and more!
Situated in the Balkans along the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is one gorgeous country. While there, I visited three regions: Bay of Kotor, Budva Riviera, and Central.
The Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO Heritage Site and is considered one of the most beautiful bays in all of Europe, and I certainly can’t disagree. I have to say that I was totally taken by the country, and especially the Bay of Kotor. I’d go out on a limb and say that the Adriatic rivals the Mediterranean in terms of beauty. The greens were lush, the water was a cool cobalt blue, and the terracotta rooftops were the icing on the cake.
It almost doesn’t seem fair to claim that I’ve been to Ireland as I only spent one evening in Dublin. But it was quite the evening! I had a pretty long layover in Dublin before heading back to the United States after a long trip to Dubrovnik and decided that rather than hanging out in the airport, I wanted to explore as much as I could in a short period of time.
The season of South by Southwest (SXSW) is almost upon us. SXSW is one of the best and worst times to be an Austinite. It’s a time when Austin is flooded with thousands of out-of-town hipsters, overrun by fixies, and Sixth Street becomes even more obnoxious. But with all of the bad, comes a lot of good: movie premieres, big-name as well as up-and-coming bands, a ton of celebrities who host some awesome parties, and the launch of new technologies (think Twitter).
I have a lot of trips/plans in the works, but only one big trip confirmed so far. So I figured I’d let you in on that one for now.
In less than two weeks, I’m departing on a European road trip, starting and ending with Amsterdam. The itinerary is…