Monuments

From the spires of the Eiffel Tower to the sprawling rooms of Spain’s Escorial

The Big 3-7 In Lucerne

A year ago, we were in Hawaii on a family vacation during my birthday.  It's still weird to think that just a year later, we're now living in Switzerland and can just drive a few hours to so many neat things!  Sometimes the only hard part is deciding. (more&h...
Colorful tiled roof of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar in Zaragoza

Discovering Zaragoza, Spain

On the seventh day of our 2-week road trip through Spain, Travis and I woke up in Collado Mediano.  It was time to pack our things and start making our way back to Switzerland.  We were pretty sad about having to say goodbye to our friend AG, who had been trav...

4 Highlights Of El Escorial

For a welcome change of pace, we left the bustling energy of Madrid and headed northwest toward San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a small community about 45 minutes from the city.  With several sites we wanted to see in that area, AG and her parents had generously o...

¡Ayyy, te amo Madrid! Te amo.

From the land of Swiss cows to the land of Spanish puerco, we arrived in Madrid on the evening of the third day of a two-week road trip from Switzerland.  We were meeting up with Alicia, a friend who grew up in the city, and would be staying with her at her pa...

Berlin, The Gritty City

A couple of weeks ago, my friends Rana and Dorota proposed our first road trip together to Poland by way of Frankfurt and Berlin.  Both of them are spontaneous, flexible, and have an insatiable love of traveling, so I was excited to not only go on a girls' tri...