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5 Countries, 17 Days: First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Vienna

Part 5: Vienna, Austria Another 3 to 4-hour train ride and we arrived to a city filled with art and music – Vienna. In every corner you could feel the rich history this city had to offer and the luxuries of life awaited in most corners of the inner city. We visited trendy cafes mixed with small boutiques, the night life was amazing and for a large city the clean streets were signs that this city knew how to clean…

5 Countries, 17 Days: First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Prague

Part 4: Prague, Czech Republic Steeped in rich history and overflowing with charm, we took a 6-hour train ride from Hamburg to this stunning eastern European city in the Czech Republic and it stole my heart right away. Prague or Praha, is a city full of culture, beautiful architecture and houses covered in deep orange brick roof tops, and plenty of cobblestone streets (pack some runners because you really don’t want to be like me and have sore feet after…

5 Countries, 17 Days: First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Hamburg

Part 3: Hamburg, Germany We took a 5-hour train ride from Amsterdam to one of the biggest and unique cities in Germany, Hamburg. With a long maritime history, this North Sea port city has a distinct feel from anywhere else in the country and tons of cool things to see and do.  We also have family in Hamburg so one of our goals for the trip was to visit them. Things to Note While in Hamburg: Try to learn some basic German…

5 Countries, 17 Days: First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Amsterdam

Part 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands As one of Europe most beautiful cities, Amsterdam is a wonderful place to see. I found my time in this city quite enjoyable. The endless canals which are usually decorated with flowers, lined with bikes and floating house boats, were frozen solid. The canals had not frozen in 6 years, so I thought that was a fantastic way to remember my first trip to Amsterdam. Things to Note While in Amsterdam: Even with the weather as…

5 Countries, 17 Days: First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Paris

Part 1: Paris, France The city of love and lights – I knew that my first trip to Europe had to be in Paris. It was one of the  city I’ve always dreamed of visiting and when my cousin texted me one early morning in September asking me if I wanted to go to Paris since the flights from Icelandair were only $450 for a round trip, I practically screamed YES through text. Paris is one of those cities you…

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