Reykjavik Stopover

Booking a Stopover in Iceland Flying Icelandair is a great way to travel between North America and Europe. Their prices are competitive and you can book a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional cost! In my case, I found cheap flights from Dusseldorf to Reykjavik with Lufthansa and then from Reykjavik to Berlin with Air, Read More

How to Pack a Backpack for Travel After nearly a decade of traveling I have learned that packing small and light is the way to go; I stick to a carry-on sized backpack for the majority of trips I do now. The only time I pack more is if I am planning to camp,, Read More

Cologne Carnival Cologne is known to be one of the most liberal cities in Germany which is likely why the Cologne Carnival, or Kölner Karneval in German, is one of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world. Since there has been continuously been more than one million spectators on the streets for Carnival’s Rose Monday parade each, Read More

3 Weeks in West Germany Aachen, Germany, is not typically a tourist destination, but in February 2012 I spent 3 weeks in west Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia to be exact, visiting my friend Clarissa, whom I had met in Paris the previous fall. Clarissa was attending medical school at Aachen University and I was busy finishing, Read More

A Quick Stopover in Ghent Click HERE to Read About My Trip to Belgium From the Beginning To get from Bruges to Ghent, it’s as easy as a 15-20 minute ride on one of Belgium’s excellent fast trains. Although we only had a day to get from Bruges to Brussels, and hopefully spend some, Read More

A Weekend in Belgium: One Day in Bruges I’ve always heard about Belgian beer, waffles, and chocolates and really wanted to visit Belgium to indulge in copious amounts of eating and drinking, while also seeing some of the historic sites. In February, 2012, I spent several weeks in Aachen, Germany with my friend Clarissa, who I met in Paris, Read More

Ella Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning To get from Nuwara Eliya to Ella we caught the 9:30 am train from Nanu Oya. We also decided that since we had now mastered Sri Lankan bus riding, we’d take the local bus down to the train station to save a few rupees. All, Read More

Nuwara Eliya Continued… Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning Both Liz and I were enjoying Nuwara Eliya so much we decided to stay one more night. In Negombo and Kandy, Liz had been unable to ship off her bag of clothes purchased in Nepal and I was anxious for her to, Read More

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya  Click HERE to Read About Sri Lanka from the Beginning To get from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, we had to board the train in Kandy, transfer in Peradeniya, and then head for Nanu Oya. The trains are amazing and appear to be remnants from when the British controlled Sri Lanka. The trains cars were, Read More