night one.we arrived a day late, but cortina was beautiful. after meeting up with our (very understanding) airbnb lady, we unpacked a little and went to find a grocery store. originally our plan was to take advantage of our airbnb kitchen and make dinner (a nice break for my travel partner, who had just been…Read More
our plan was to rent a car from the airport and drive to cortina de’ampezzo that same day. i had made a reservation the week prior from the budget car rental in the bolzano airport, and i called the previous day to move the reservation to 8 pm (20h, they use military time in europe)….Read More
take off from los angeles, land in paris. several train rides later, fast forward to interlaken, switzerland. it’s one of the more beautiful places i have ever seen, and definitely the most idyllic. i, of course, don’t realize any of this yet because when all passengers are asked to exit the train at the interlaken…Read More
some tips for international travel:
if you plan on flying into france, you need to show them a ticket out of france BEFORE THEY CHECK YOU IN FOR YOUR FLIGHT. i, not knowing this, booked my flight home last minute standing in front of the baggage lady. don’t make the same mistake. of course, if you have your eurail pass,…Read More
how to: pack for a european backpacking trip.
i’ll be the first to admit it: for all of my life until now, i have been the Worst packer. up until now, i have always just grabbed a couple things, threw them in a bag, and left. i Still don’t own a suitcase or a toiletry kit. i just bought a backpack a week…Read More
how to: plan a european backpacking trip.
i should begin by saying i have an ambivalent relationship with planning. i am in love with planning, but only in theory. on paper, i am a calculated person, a spreadsheet person, a hyper-organized, borderline OCD post-it person. but in practice i am, well, Not. instead, i’m a super whimsical, spontaneous, i-have-an-idea person. in the…Read More
how to: recover from vacation.
at 21:20 last night, i returned back to los angeles, fifteen days after i left on what was my first european backpacking trip. being an active member of the fitness/health community, i am grateful to know many dedicated and inspiring individuals who stay committed to their nutrition and exercise regimens when they travel. prior to…Read More