Ålesund, Norway: Charming and Colorful.

Of all the European countries we visited, Norway was hands down my favorite. It didn’t have grand palaces like Russia, extravagant parliaments like England, or famous historical classics like Germany, but what it did have, that those countries lacked, was extraordinary natural beauty and unparalleled peacefulness. We visited Norway’s 2nd and 12th largest cities, Bergen …

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Dover, England: Home of the White Cliffs.

***Important note: as I researched for this blog to rewrite it, I found that the castle is currently open to the public; however, the underground secret wartime tunnels are temporarily closed due to Covid, and the underground medieval tunnels are currently closed due to “conservation work”. It is best to continuously check the website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/

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The Historic Edinburgh Vaults (Scotland).

Our guide giving her first history lesson. Hands down one of the best experiences of my life, these underground tunnels are incredibly famous in the paranormal community and a big prize for ghost and history lovers alike. Those familiar with my blog know I’m a fan of haunted places, as well as history, so combine …

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Tallinn, Estonia: The Friendly Russia.

I freaking love Estonia. Out of the 9 countries we visited, I’d rank Estonia as number 2 (Norway is number 1 😍). The architecture, the people, the vibe; it was basically myself, personified into a country. I love history, and from the moment we walked up to the gates of the capital city Tallinn, I …

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Invergordon, Scotland: The Town of Murals.

One of the most charming towns I’ve visited, Invergordon gives off the vibe that not many unpleasant things happen here. Located off the Port of Invergordon, it’s a quaint, cheerful, colorful little Scottish town with a population of approximately 4,000. However, while small, it’s known world-wide for its vibrant and colorful public murals sprinkled about …

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Norwegian Fjords: Beautiful, Magical, Breathtaking.

While all of Norway is beautiful, the fjords are breathtaking. It is surreal to be totally encased by enormous mountains in every direction. Waterfalls, vivid greenery, and small fishing huts line the mountainside and small, rocky shorelines, making you feel slingshotted into a Nicholas Sparks novel about a lady from the big city *who just …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 2.

Hello! As this is a two-parter, I won't spend a ton of time on an introduction. If you haven't read my first Russian blog, you can find it here: St. Petersburg, Russia; Palaces and Vodka – Part 1. Day 1 was very hectic and jampacked, while Day 2 was more relaxed and less frantic. Both days …

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St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 1.

This is going to be a 2-parter! Link for Part 2 here. St. Petersburg, Russia: Palaces and Vodka – Part 2. Oh Russia. It has worked up quite a name for itself, hasn’t it? Regardless of your feelings on Russian politics or Vladimir Putin, there is no denying that 17th to 19th century Russians were opulent …

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