Ljubljana Hostel Celica
July 24, 2014, 18 Comments

You’d think sleeping inside a former military prison would be creepy. I even ask the manager of the property as she guides me down the dark, damp stairs to where [...]

Trieste, Italy

Mourning and the Adriatic

July 16, 2014, 8 Comments

One of the last memories I have of the Adriatic Sea is standing on its rocky shore in Trogir, Croatia, bending down and picking up a smooth stone to t ...

Affittacamere alla Stazione

Returning to the world of solo travel

June 3, 2014, 6 Comments

I step into my salmon pink room at Affittacamere alls Stazione where the smell of stale smoke lingers and am brought back to another time along the sh ...

St Marks Basilica in Venice, Italy

Daily Wanderlust: St. Mark’s Basilica

May 28, 2014, No comments

Just beyond the two pillars marking the entrance to Venezia, or Venice, is the glorious St. Mark’s Basilica. Containing the remains of St. Mark ...

  • Church of Bones
    Escape of the Week: the Church of Bones
    May 23, 2014, 4 Comments

    What to do with exhumed skeletons of more than 14,000 bodies from the time of the Black Plague? For woodcarver František Rint, the grisly task was his to handle the bones [...]

  • The Old Town in Prague
    The lure of Prague
    May 20, 2014, 8 Comments

    There is a history in Prague — and the rest of Europe — which suspends these places in time. Freezes them in moments only my brain can whisk me to. [...]

  • Sofitel So Bangkok
    ‘Twas the night before Europe
    May 11, 2014, 10 Comments

    “You won’t make it a month …” Those ominous words echo in my mind, 12 years after I took my first longer-than-a-vacation jaunt to Europe. People were actually rooting for [...]

  • backpacking
    The Europe seduction
    April 21, 2014, 16 Comments

    There are times I find myself staring at a map, just lost in the possibilities of the world and all of its wonders. Then, the wanderlust begins to bubble up [...]

  • The majestic Alhambra in Granada, Spain
    Daily Wanderlust: Alhambra, Granada
    January 15, 2014, No comments

    Somewhere between the sweet hookah smell drifting through the market and the quaint streets, I fell in love with the magical Andalusian town of Granada. In the rain, my friend [...]

  • The Prague skyline
    Daily Wanderlust: The skyline of Prague
    January 6, 2014, 4 Comments

    Prague. A beautiful, magical city that instantly whisks visitors into a world of old and new merged together. Where palaces and modern life smash together in the most beautifully chaotic [...]

  • The entrance to the historic Kallbadhus Ribersborg
    Getting naked in Sweden
    August 3, 2012, 58 Comments

    My name is D and I used to be, as one friend put it, “a big, girlie prude.” Never would I think of even taking off my shirt in a [...]