8 Sights to See in Assisi

If you’re planning a trip to the region of Umbria in Italy, add Assisi to your list of day trips. This post lists 8 sights you must see in Assisi. For a week in October 2017, my husband and I stayed at le Torri di Bagnara in the region of Umbria, Italy, for our destination

Exploring Estes Park, Colorado

I visited Estes Park for the first time in August 2016 as part of my post-bar trip (as in the exam law students take to become attorneys, not the drinking establishment kind). My fiancé and I planned a road trip from Texas to the Grand Canyon then up to Colorado. We stayed at Estes Park

24 Hours in Vienna, Austria

In the summer of 2014, I studied abroad in Innsbruck Austria as part of a Law School program. We had long weekends to explore nearby cities and countries. During one of the weekends, my roommate and I traveled to Salzburg and Vienna. To stay on budget, we stayed at hostels, skipped a lot of the

A Day in Salzburg

“The hills fill my heart with the sound of music.” Sound of Music Salzburg, famous as the stage for the movie Sound of Music and home of Mozart, this beautiful small town is nestled between mountains along the Salzach River in Austria. The Alstadt (Old Town), on the left side of the river, has been

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A Weekend in Seattle

In August 2013, my husband and I spent a weekend in Seattle for his birthday. We took two day trips outside of the city and spent the remaining time exploring Seattle. In addition to using this blog post for inspiration, as you start planning your trip to Puget Sound, check out Seattle’s tourist website. (All

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