Sky High in Dubai
How does one describe the UAE's busiest and brightest international hub?
Intriguing, peculiar, distinct, manufactured, over-the-top... All of these perhaps. We were here for just two days to recover from some jetlag, and as most people do, we also came to climb the world's tallest building and float in the balmy Persian Gulf.
Budapest by Day
Budapest is a massive network of staggering buildings and stunning architecture everywhere you look. Perhaps what it is less known for is its extensive wine culture. Much of Hungary is happily blanketed in wine regions!
As our first ever country in Central Europe, Budapest provided an excellent introduction.
Peru Reaches New Heights
Cusco is a challenging city to reach, and Machu Picchu even more so. But that's what make those spots so exciting and coveted, right?
I learned to pace my walking (and climbing) while exploring this corner of Peru due to the extreme altitudes - especially as someone coming from sea level. I also left Peru with a sense of accomplishment and a greater appreciation for Pachamama.
Moody & Magical Edinburgh
The dark, dank, and moody gloom truly suits this city. Edinburgh is everything you hope the capital of Scotland will be.
From the imposing castle on a rock, to the Victorian architecture that blankets the city, and even the magical and witchy history that is embraced by all, Edinburgh is effervescent and should not be missed.
Ireland on the Road
Our ten day road trip started and ended in the lively city of Dublin. In between, we spent hours winding through tiny backroads that hugged shrub-lined, centuries-old properties.
The Irish countryside is as green as you think, but is dotted with more crumbling castles than you'd imagine.
Autumn in Copenhagen
Our 48 hours in Copenhagen were filled with (shocking) blue skies and sunshine for late October - though it absolutely DUMPED rain the day we left for the airport.
You wouldn't believe the amount of Danes riding their bikes to work each morning in fancy, stylish pea-coats. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.
Winter in Finland
Helsinki greeted us in mid-December with freezing temps and a snow-dusted city. I remember festive holiday lights, cardamom buns, and mulled wine.
North of the Arctic Circle, we slept in a glass igloo at Kakslauttanen, made friends with local reindeer, and visited Santa in Rovaniemi - his official hometown.
Summer's End in Iceland
September in Iceland means waning summer light and warmth. Nonetheless, Iceland carries on with thunderous waterfalls, hissing hot springs, and volcanic landscapes.
Our brief road trip took us through the southwest corners of the island along the famed Golden Circle. We tasted volcanic rye bread, plunged into lava tubes, and bathed in ethereal lagoons.