I recently spent a week in Los Angeles visiting my sister. My vacation days are usually used in pursuit of exploring other countries, but I decided to visit the west coast. Until this trip, I haven’t been further west than Laredo, Texas. During my trip, I focused on the same thing I always focus on. Food. There were a lot of great places to eat and I did what I always do when traveling. Overeating. LUCKY DELI The coolest place was definitely Chinatown. There…Continue Reading “How to Get Fat in Los Angeles”

Francs are not made of chocolate

My trip to Switzerland was different from my previous adventures. The biggest factor being that everything in this country is expensive. Minimum wage in Switzerland is 25CHF. On a tour, my group was informed the CH does not stand for cheese. Also, the francs are not made of chocolate. ZURICH Two days in each city would have been enough. I planned my tip out too long, but I made the most of it by booking last minute tours. The first tour I booked was a…Continue Reading “The Francs are Not Made of Chocolate”

Where should I go in Salzburg?

Where should I go in Salzburg? It’s a question I asked a week before my trip. I received many answers ranging from “go to this club” to “eat Indian/Mexican food.” Seriously? I must have asked the wrong people because these answers were appalling. When it comes to travel, I have one rule that stands above the rest. Never go any place you can always go at home. Instead of writing about today’s events, I decided to sum up what to do in the city. Food…Continue Reading “Where should I go in Salzburg?”

Catching Up on the Last Four Years (Part 2)

  SCOTLAND: “I Love Scotch. Scotchy Scotch Scotch.” I actually do love scotch, so Scotland was an easy choice. However, I spent more time in museums and art galleries than anything else. The city also had its own art to offer. One of the art galleries, The Lighthouse, had a set of spiral stairs you could climb.  At the top was a beautiful view of the city. I only had one (technically two) mishaps with food. I walked into a cafe called Stereo, but didn’t realized…Continue Reading “Catching Up on the Last Four Years (Part 2)”

  The first thing I want to open the page with is some advice on leaving your comfort zone. Some people are perfectly happy visiting another country and eating at McDonald’s. This completely defeats the purpose of experiencing someone else’s culture. One philosophy I have developed in my travels is to exclusively eat at restaurants I could never visit in my city. To eat dishes I would never find back home. Even though it may not be true, I tell myself I will never be here again….Continue Reading “Leaving Your Comfort Zone”

NAGOYA: The Adventure Begins I spent the first half of my childhood living in Germany and visiting the surrounding countries. I moved to the US in 1993, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I made my first trip across the world as an adult. In early 2013 I befriended one of the foreign exchange students at the college. After she went home that summer I decided to visit her in Nagoya. This was a new experience for me since I hadn’t left the US in 20 years….Continue Reading “Catching Up on the Last Four Years (Part 1)”