Miscellaneous Mini Adventures

Vienna Waits For You

Vienna: Day 1   It was Easter Sunday and we were visited at breakfast by the proverbial Easter Bunny whose only trace was a series of chocolates placed on green napkins at the hotel restaurant. Who needs a “real Easter” when you can spend it in three countries?   Originally our itinerary called for us… Continue reading Vienna Waits For You

Miscellaneous Mini Adventures

Mother-Ducking My Way Through Budapest

Greetings, friends.   Here I am again, off on another adventure. This time around, I have the pleasure of traveling with four of my lovely friends and co-workers, two non-chaperone adults (who are also lovely), and 26 of the most distinguished teenagers I’ve had the privilege of knowing—of course, this is coming from someone who’s… Continue reading Mother-Ducking My Way Through Budapest

Alpine Adventure 2018

Paris Day 2: “It says a lot about who we are as people considering it’s the Louvre that did us in.”

Okay so this was the day where we kind of broke. It was the BEST day. Like the most amazingly perfect Parisian day. But, we were also up and out by 8 and didn’t really get back till almost 1. But hey, at least we weren’t on hold with Icelandic Airlines, we were at the… Continue reading Paris Day 2: “It says a lot about who we are as people considering it’s the Louvre that did us in.”

Alpine Adventure 2018

Paris Day 1: They Call It “Saga” Cuz That’s What It Takes To Get You There

So we woke up at 5am after a night of restless sleep. Nothing says “sweet dreams” ironically like crossing your fingers something is going to work out when you’ve already had a lot of issues with it. The issue at hand, of course, was our flight. We’d been promised by an unnamed Twitter jockey that… Continue reading Paris Day 1: They Call It “Saga” Cuz That’s What It Takes To Get You There

Alpine Adventure 2018

Iceland Day 1: How Much of This Water is Spilled Alcohol and Spit?

Alternate Title: "This is a surprisingly decent meal for a vape shop." After booking this trip over a year in advance (long enough to learn how to successfully learn to spell Reykjavik in one try), I’m off on yet another adventure.   My companion this year is the incomparable Jen, which, for those of you… Continue reading Iceland Day 1: How Much of This Water is Spilled Alcohol and Spit?

Eastern Bloc Tour 2k17

Last Day: The Long Journey Home

Friday morning was quiet. Many of our tour members had departed by the time I woke up. Some had gone on to other adventures, some were just on their way back home to Australia or Canada or the States.   I made sure I got packed and ready with enough time to say goodbye to… Continue reading Last Day: The Long Journey Home

Eastern Bloc Tour 2k17

Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1

This was our earliest start to date, as we had to leave our Krakow hotel by 6:45. Luckily most people opted for bed super early the night before, myself included. I’m pretty sure I’d been asleep by 10, a new record on this trip.   We knew from the start that this day was going… Continue reading Auschwitz and Warsaw: Day 1