A Non-Cyclist’s Guide to the Rhine Cycle Route: An Overview of the Eurovelo 15 Stages

A Non-Cyclist’s Guide to the Rhine Cycle Route: An Overview of the Eurovelo 15 Stages

What is the Eurovelo 15? The Eurovelo 15 is an AWESOME beginner cycling tour. Here's a little infographic that'll give you the gist of this route. Before You Go When to go This route is best done from May to September. Though you could probably go year-round, once it gets colder, the Oberalp pass may [...]

Travel Journal #5 | Cycling the Rhine River / Eurovelo 15 Blog: Days 8-13

Travel Journal #5 | Cycling the Rhine River / Eurovelo 15 Blog: Days 8-13

For those of you just stumbling upon this blog or tuning in, I am currently cycling the Rhine River along the Eurovelo 15 route! You can read more about why I'm doing this and my first week here. Also, it's important to know that I am not a cyclist (which is very clearly reflected in [...]

How to do the Tour Du Mont Blanc: Hiking 170 km through France, Italy, & Switzerland

How to do the Tour Du Mont Blanc: Hiking 170 km through France, Italy, & Switzerland

After an incredible summer in Nepal and India, I was pretty excited to get home and do this trek with my friends from my old school (throwback to when I dropped out of college lol). The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) was the perfect hike- the views are amazing, there's a wide range of accommodation, [...]

Travel Journal #4 | Cycling the Rhine River / Eurovelo 15 Blog: Days 1-7

Travel Journal #4 | Cycling the Rhine River / Eurovelo 15 Blog: Days 1-7

Why the Heck I'm Doing This When Phil and I were in India, I read a post by a health & fitness blogger about her Rhine river cruise experience. Whenever I'm home, I always see those cruises departing- and all of the people looking seriously relaxed on them. They look freaking amazing! And that's what [...]

Alsace in April: Colmar Spring Festival and Textiles in Ribeauvillé

Alsace in April: Colmar Spring Festival and Textiles in Ribeauvillé

Man, by posting about April showers last week, I must have jinxed the weather- it's been so stunning in Switzerland. I'm talking a solid 25*C and sunshine! It's incredible how much sunshine and warm weather lifts your spirits. I've been in such an incredible mood the past weekend. Colmar To completely celebrate the first warm [...]

A First Timer’s Guide to Paris

A First Timer’s Guide to Paris

Ahh Paris... The City of Lights and Love. I've been to Paris quite a few times now... and every time I've gone has been so special. Paris is like no other place. Paris is a place you should visit more than once. The first time to see all of the touristy must-sees, and the second [...]

Being a Kid Again: A Disneyland Paris Guide

Being a Kid Again: A Disneyland Paris Guide

When I was younger, I was living in California and being homeschooled. This was great for many reasons, but the most important (by far!) was that my mum, sister, and I could get off-peak Disneyland season tickets. They were much cheaper than regular tickets (though prices have certainly gone up since then), and we got [...]

unexpected provence

unexpected provence

Our boat docked in Marseille, France, which I was just so excited to see! I had only heard wonderful things about the area. Our family rented a car and off we went, driving to some small little towns that just scream Provence. The car was tiny, really a four person car, but rented as a [...]

unexpected corsica

unexpected corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica is a wonderful little find! Crystal clear water, quaint little streets, and Napoleon’s home! We got off the ship and found a market! After strolling through it and looking at all of the fresh fruits and veggies, preserved meats, and yummy cheeses, we started strolling by the ocean.   Our little ocean stroll [...]

unexpected frejus

unexpected frejus

Our ship docked in San Raphaël. San Raphaël is a cute little beachside town in Southern France, a place to check out if you’re in St. Tropez or Nice, or even Monte Carlo! We actually decided to check out a nearby town instead, as we wanted to see the arena from the Romans. We wheeled [...]