Category: Europe

Riga, Latvia

Link to this article as a GPSMyCity guide Next stop on the Baltic tour – Riga, Latvia. About four hours from Tallinn, this city is brimming with art nouveau architecture, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. It’s situated on the Baltic Sea and is the largest city in all the Baltic States. If you’re traveling between the

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Highlights of Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm was at the top of my 2017 travel goals list. I’m not sure what aspect of the city had the biggest draw on me – whether it was the conglomeration of different islands and canals that compose the city center, the beautiful, preserved Scandinavian architecture, the seamless IKEA-like design of just about everything, or

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Geneva on the (kind of) cheap!

Tucked away in the corner of Switzerland bordering France, the city of Geneva will always hold a special place in my heart. I ran my first marathon here, one that started in the picturesque Swiss countryside and ended on the lakefront. It was not a cheap trip by any means, but with thorough research, I

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Bucket List #3 – Running a Marathon in a Foreign Country | GENEVA HARMONY MARATHON FOR UNICEF

I can’t exactly remember when or why I decided I wanted to put “Run a marathon in a foreign country” as number 3 on my bucket list, but it had been sitting up there near the top since I first typed out that post over two years ago. I googled “Marathons in Europe” and looked

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Guide to a Weekend in Cadiz, Spain

If you are looking for an escape from busy city life and want nothing more than a relaxing weekend on endless stretches of beach, look no further than Cadiz. Cadiz is technically an island in Andalucia, in the south of Spain. It is famous for its massive beaches, awesome food, and laid-back atmosphere. It was

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The Complete Guide to Sofia, Bulgaria

A quick trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, turned out to be quite the whirlwind for me and my friend Melina. We left Madrid late Friday evening, back on the Eastern European budget airline Wizz Air for a direct flight to Sofia. I couldn’t wait to explore the opposite side of the European continent for another weekend.

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Highlights of Bucharest | Romania

Another long weekend for us English teachers in Spain meant another opportunity for a quick trip to another country – and this time we ventured east to Romania for three days! Intrigued by stories of Dracula-esque castles, the recent history of a communist dictatorship, and the juxtaposition of beautiful, neoclassical historical buildings next to Soviet

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Bran & Peles Castle | Romania

If you are making a stop in Bucharest on your European travels, it goes without saying that you’re thinking about making a day trip to visit Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, which is a day trip from the city. Another beautiful castle on the way to Bran is Peles, and being the crazy,

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What I Ate in London

My post on what I did in London was starting to run a little long, so I thought I would do a separate post on all of the amazing foods that we ate while running around the city. Tea & Scones at Patisserie Valerie. Ok. I realize that this place is a chain and not

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Get Down in London Town!

No matter how many times you see it in movies, T.V. shows, and beautifully filtered posts on Instagram, no photographed imagery even comes close to adequately illustrating the magic of London at Christmas time. My flight landed on the tarmac at Heathrow late at night and I began the journey of making my way to

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