Weekend in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

[Weekend Trip Series] This past weekend I jetted off to Bonaire. A Caribbean island off the north coast of Venezuela that was formerly a part of the Netherland Antilles, and is now a special municipality under the nation of the Netherlands. Bonaire is relatively unknown to most I feel, as most people did not even…

Baltic Weekend in Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania

[Weekend Trip Series] Over the 3-day President’s Day Weekend I ventured off to 2/3 Baltic States. I spent just shy of 24 hours in Riga, Latvia, and shy of 18 hours in Vilnius Lithuania. I knew next to nothing about the Baltic states or any of its cities and cultures and was quite excited I…

24 Hours in Montevideo, Uruguay

[Weekend Trip Series] This past weekend I ventured off on a solo trip to Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America and is quite often overlooked or forgotten about since it is dwarfed by its neighbors Brazil and Argentina. I knew very little of this country before visiting. Uruguay and Montevideo…

Weekend in Mexico City, Mexico

[Weekend Trip Series] This past weekend a friend and I ventured to Mexico City, Mexico. It was my first time in the country of Mexico and I was quite excited. 10-15 years ago you would hear about how polluted and unsafe Mexico City was. I can say that that is certainly no longer true. Sure…

Christmas Weekend in Vienna, Austria & Bratislava, Slovakia

[Weekend Trip Series] Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! For my three day Christmas holiday I chose to venture to Vienna, Austria as well as a half-day side trip to Bratislava, Slovakia. There are few nonstop flights from Vienna to the United States, which is actually a nice thing in my humble opinion because there definitely…

Weekend in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

[Weekend Trip Series] This past weekend I ventured out to the tiny landlocked European country of Luxembourg. Nestled between Germany, Belgium, and France, Luxembourg is definitely a country that gets forgotten or is barely on the radar of an North American. But it is actually quite a crucial nation, it is a global financial powerhouse,…

24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

[Weekend Trip Series] Last weekend I traveled to Brussels, Belgium. Brussels is a great entry hub for European travel and it is worth spending a day exploring the city if you happen to be connecting through here. I decided to stay in the Brussels region rather than go by a 30 minute train ride to…

Weekend in Panama City, Panama

[Weekend Trip Series] I just returned from a nice, albiet short, weekend trip to Panama City, Panama. I had never been to Panama before but in 2011 when I sailed with Semester at Sea, our voyage crossed the Panama Canal, and it was a surreal once-in-a-lifetime experience. This time I got a chance to explore…

Weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

[Weekend trip series] Last weekend my mom and I ventured off to Amsterdam, Netherlands for the weekend. It was the first time for the both of us and I was quite excited despite the rainy and slightly windy weather that greeted us and stayed with us. Amsterdam is a very charming and sophisticated city. Being…

24 Hours in Rome, Italy/ Vatican City

[Weekend Trip Series] After my quick stay in Budapest, Hungary over Labor Day Weekend, my friend and I returned to our European gateway city of Rome to do some exploring in our last span of time. Because it was the two of us and we were short on time we decided to take a taxi…

24 Hours in Budapest, Hungary

[Weekend Trip Series] Over Labor Day Weekend 2017 my friend and I headed out to Europe. Our first stop on our whirlwind tour was Budapest Hungary. We flew Atlanta to Rome then onwards to Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city that sits on the Danube River in the landlocked Eastern European nation of Hungary. The…