European Adventure 2015, Part 7: Berlin and Fairwell

Okay, so I know I’ve said that every single part of this trip was my favorite. But I lied. I had high expectations for Berlin, but to be honest, I wasn’t a big fan. Maybe I was just tired and ready to go home. Maybe it was the fact that—coming directly from so many “old” cities—this…

European Adventure 2015, Part 6: Bauhaus Dessau

If I could say that every stop on this trip was my favorite, I would. However, that would defeat the purpose of having a favorite. So instead of singling out this specific adventure, all I can say is that visiting the Dessau Bauhaus was a dream in and of itself. Reiteration warning: I lovelovelove history….

European Adventure 2015, Part 5: Austria

Initial note: Traveling through Europe for two weeks with all the essentials on your back (plus a camera, computer, totally unnecessary travel pillow, etc.) is not easy; nor is it easy on the body. I decided in this moment below that I need to reassess the whole packing thing before the 2017 trip because ohmydearlordwithallthestopswemadethiswasnotfun. On the flipside, this…

European Adventure 2015, Part 4: A Day in the Swiss Alps

Warning: This post is full of scenery photos. If this is something that you do not enjoy, feel free to pass right on by. Santi and I set it up so that our last day in Zürich could be designated as a free day so that everyone could have a break and get a chance…

European Adventures 2015, Part 2: Zürich

When I think of Europe, I think of cities like Zürich. Having never been overseas before, one specific image resonates in my mind when I think of old historic European towns: there’s a scene at the end of the movie, Love Actually, where Jamie has traveled to Aurélia’s hometown to propose to her. As Jamie…

European Adventures 2015, Part 1: Hello Switzerland!

I . . . finally went to Europe. For 16 days, I traveled alongside my trusted companion, Santiago (Santi) through the cities and countrysides of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Let me start over. In May, Santi and I took 18 college students to Europe. The class, titled “Graphic Design and New Media European Travel Course,”…