Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia (Photo creds: me)

Have you ever seen photos of places in which the colors are so vibrant and incredible that it looks like photoshop? Well, Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is one of the few places that has those colors without needing the fake effects of photoshop! It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well worth the title. Plitvice Lakes is just under a 2 hour drive if you’re going there from Zagreb, which is what I did.¬† Continue reading

Hallstatt – A modern fairy land

Hallstatt, Austria (Photo creds: me)

We all know the many different fairy tales out there, and we all loved growing up with them.¬†Hallstatt is a town in Austria that literally takes you into Snow White’s world. With its colorful buildings and stunning lake, Hallstatt is like a dream.¬† Continue reading

Why Budapest is my favorite European city (for now…)

Budapest, Hungary (Photo creds: me)

My first real backpacking trip was in Europe, where I spent 50 days traveling to 13 countries and 34 cities. At the end of it all, when I looked back thinking about which city was my absolute favorite, Budapest came to mind. While in some cities I experienced stunning sights, and in others I enjoyed myself to a great extent, Budapest had the best of both worlds. In no particular order, here are all the reasons that I ended my trip with Budapest as my number 1! Continue reading