How to Visit a Fairy Tale Castle – Neuschwantstein

The Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is an idyllic fairy tale castle. Not only is it a beautiful castle surrounded by the picturesque landscape of Schwangau, it’s history is fascinating. The castle was the dream of King Ludwig II. He wanted a castle like Versailles in his own backyard, a new castle Hohenschwangau (new castle

Day Trips from Innsbruck

In the summer of 2014, I studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria, as part of a law school program. Here are some things I did while staying in the Tyrol region. White Water Rafting A group of students decided they wanted to do something more adventurous while staying in Innsbruck. We picked white water rafting. One

Hiking Around Innsbruck

One of our professors led willing groups of students on different hikes each week while we were in Innsbruck. We would go in the afternoon after classes were over. This professor was in his 70s (maybe even older), skinny, and drank more beer than water. So when he said “hike” I thought he meant “a

Visiting Innsbruck, Austria

In the summer of 2014, I studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria. It was with a program with St. Mary’s University Law School. We were there for a month, taking classes with our own professors and one from Innsbruck’s university, and exploring the city in the evenings. With only a four-day class schedule, we were encouraged

When In Rome

My family and I visited Rome for Christmas in 2015 and stayed in an apartment on Via del Governo Vecchio (the link is to the cafe next door). This guide to touring Rome will be based on our experience of seeing the city over a week during the winter. Here’s everything you should see When

Florence (Firenze)

Florence is my favorite Italian city. I have been twice, both times at Christmas. Everything is in walking distance. And despite it being a large city, it feels like a quaint town with lots to see. This post is a compilation of both of my visits to Florence. The first time I went to Florence