Luhačovice // An Authentic Czech Spa Town

I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to visit a Czech spa town.  The only problem is, the most famous ones are too famous.  I didn’t want to spend my holiday among the foreign crowds that flock to the famous Spa Triangle formed by Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně in the … Continue reading Luhačovice // An Authentic Czech Spa Town

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Dresden // 5 Things to Love

Dresden is one of my favourite cities in Europe.  It’s beautiful, close to amazing natural sights, and full of history.  And yet, despite being on the busy train route between Prague and Berlin, it has a refreshing lack of English-speaking visitors.  Travel onwards, unimaginative tourists!  Let me keep Dresden for myself. There are countless reasons … Continue reading Dresden // 5 Things to Love

Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

When most people think of Baden-Baden, the famous German spa town nestled in the gentle hills of the Black Forest, the things that immediately come to mind aren’t necessarily ones that would attract young travelers: sedate strolling along the Lichtentaller Allee, indulging in a slice of – what else? – Black Forest cake at Café … Continue reading Hiking in the Black Forest // Baden-Baden’s Panoramaweg

Schynige Platte Switzerland Berner Oberland Panoramaweg

Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike

I don’t remember ever not being afraid of heights.  I’ve never liked window seats on planes (or flying in general), skiing (since childhood lessons required a terrifying gondola ride), or even standing on high apartment balconies. So how did I find myself peering over the side of a cliff in Switzerland? My favourite vacation spot … Continue reading Conquering My Fears in the Swiss Alps // Schynige Platte Panorama Hike