Dinner in the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Le Jules Verne resides at the top of the Eiffel Tower, offering the most amazing multi-course meal I’ve ever had (pretty sure I took a picture of every part of the meal). Not just a meal but an all around dining experience, this restaurant is one for the bucket list. We went for dinner towards sunset, which is their busiest time but the views are completely worth the crowd.
Northern Lights from a Tromso teepee (Tromso, Norway)
Sometimes it’s hard for me to talk about my experience seeing the Northern Lights because it’s absolutely indescribable. We huddled up in a teepee from 8pm until midnight, sipping warm drinks and waiting for the lights to glitter in the sky. When they began to shine, the cold seemed to drop away as we passed the next couple of hours dazzled by the organic show before us. Book this same exact excursion we went on here.
(note the best time of year to see the Northern Lights is in the winter!)
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)
This architectural work of art (that’s actually still in the making!) will absolutely take your breath away. Stained glass windows illuminate the intricate columns with a rainbow of light. If you’re wondering if it’s worth it to purchase a ticket to go inside, the answer is YES. A must see in Barcelona and hands down the most beautiful Cathedral I’ve ever set foot in.
Plan your trip here!
Canals with the locals (Amsterdam, Holland)
If you find yourself in Amsterdam make sure you actually get out on the water! The canals that rope around the city add so much character to an already lively place. We were lucky enough to have a local invite us out on his quaint little boat to share a drink and a laugh with us. There are a ton of other ways to get out on the water, but I have to say I think this was the best way to experience it.
Gelato at the Colosseum (Rome, Italy)
I have such a special place in my heart for the city of Rome because it was the first country I ever traveled to alone. I roamed the streets and saw the sights and most importantly ate ALOT of gelato. My favorite spot in the city was not far from my hostel, right along the Colosseum where their were restaurants, gelaterias, and picturesque photo stops all around.
Downtown Hostel (Copenhagen, Denmark)
One of my favorite aspects of travel is the people you meet and the stories they tell. While in Copenhagen, we found one of the best places to do this: Copenhagen’s Downtown Hostel. Not only a great place to stay during your trip, but the perfect atmosphere to exchange tales with other travelers. Their lobby is a bar and restaurant and they also offer walking tours around different areas of Copenhagen. 10/10 recommend staying here if you find yourself traveling through Denmark!
Brexit (London, UK)
I was actually in London when they voted to leave the EU. I always look back and think of how much of an experience it was to be immersed in history as it happened. Although this is (obviously) not something everyone can experience, I love to share this story with others who travel through the UK.
This photo was snapped during the changing of the guard in front of Buckingham Palace, definitely try to see it if you’re stopping through London!
Costa Rican Wildlife (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Their are a few wildlife sanctuaries around San Jose, all of which do rescue, rehab, and save creatures from the illegal pet trade which is where I got to hold this beautiful toucan!