Weekend Getaways

Weekend Getaway: Zion National Park

Weekend Getaway: Zion National Park

This was such a bittersweet holiday for us: one of my best friends, Christina, was leaving California to head back home to New York, and this was our way of celebrating. We loaded into, our friend, Kevin’s car around 23.30 and hit the road! We […]

Weekend Getaway: London

Weekend Getaway: London

I have finally gone to London. And I loved it. No wonder so many people, from all around the world move here: it’s cozy yet international, brisk yet it leaves you with a warm feeling (maybe it’s the mulled wine). A number of people recommend […]

Weekend Getaway: Antwerp, Belgium

Weekend Getaway: Antwerp, Belgium

It was Nick’s last weekend visiting me in Europe so we decided to head down to Antwerp in Belgium. After a long, traffic- filled drive from Friesland to just east of the city, we were all settled into our AirBnB and ready to find some […]

Weekend Getaway: Oktoberfest in Munich!

Weekend Getaway: Oktoberfest in Munich!

My dad came to visit! He had been planning this trip since February and it was finally here! I met up with him in Amsterdam on Friday evening, we jumped on a flight to Munich and were settled into our hotel by 23.00! Which meant […]

Weekend Getaway: Amsterdam

Weekend Getaway: Amsterdam

Although I live in Friesland, I’m in the capitol quite a bit. I travel there to meet up with those who are visiting me from the states, to wander through the many museums Amsterdam has to offer, to wander around aimlessly with newly found friends, […]

Weekend Getaway: Algarve, Portugal

Weekend Getaway: Algarve, Portugal

No offense to the Netherlands but the pretty common clouds and rain are getting to me. I left San Diego knowing that I would miss the weather and the beach but I didn’t understand how much of an impact it would have on my well- […]

Weekend Getaway: Gdansk, Poland

Weekend Getaway: Gdansk, Poland

It really amazes me how you can be in one place and then after an hour flight you’re in a completely different culture. In only an hour! So I went to Gdansk, Poland for the weekend. It was my first real solo trip, where I […]

Weekend Getaway: Utrecht

Weekend Getaway: Utrecht

I LOVE UTRECHT. Like really. It’s a lot like Amsterdam but it’s also completely different. Have you been to Amsterdam? It’s wonderful. It’s an amazing European capitol. It’s vibrant and fun and busy and there’s so much to see. But it isn’t fully Dutch. It’s […]

Weekend Getaway: Den Haag

Weekend Getaway: Den Haag

Den Haag (The Hague but in Dutch) is where my dream job is located: the International Criminal Court. So, it was about time that I finally visited this city. A friend of mine from Italy and I met in the central train station in town and […]