Western Europe

My Workaway in France – A Story of Worst Case Scenario

Chateau at My Workaway in France.jpg

It’s been well over four years since my first Workaway experience in Brussels, but it was the next one – my Workaway in France – that will forever live in my memory as an example of just how bad a volunteer job can get. After I left, I wrote a basic story about my time in Touzac, France, but I …

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What Makes Hotels in Edinburgh So Special and Unique

Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh

If you’re looking for a truly special experience for your accommodations, the hotels in Edinburgh will blow you away. Many places in the world have unique characteristics to their hotels and other forms of lodging, but Edinburgh stands out as one of my favorites. Building in a UNESCO World Heritage City There are many cities around the world with a …

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5 Things I Loved About Visiting Trento, Italy

View of Trento from Funicular

I got to visit Trento, Italy with the Traverse Conference in June 2019. Previously, I’d only been as far north as Verona, which was and still is my favorite city in Italy. Trento isn’t far behind though and has some real gems. Where is Trento? Trento is a city in one of the northernmost regions of Italy, not far from …

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Discovering the Beauty of Haarlem with Hello I’m Local Hostel

Hello I'm Local Hostel on the Radio

No, the title doesn’t have a typo. Haarlem, Netherlands is where the New York neighborhood gets its name from, and it’s a quintessential Dutch town to visit when you’re in the Netherlands. When you visit, the best to stay is at the Hello I’m Local Hostel. I can’t say enough about my two days there! Why Visit Haarlem Haarlem is …

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