Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Split, Croatia

Split’s center is dominated by Diocletian’s Palace (Roman) and the “new town” which is Medieval. The former palace has been converted to a combo of museums, private shops, restaurants, and … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stari Grad Hvar (Sail Croatia Part III)

The morning before going to Stari Grad, there was a storm, which meant no swim stop. We all took seasickness pills and tried to distract ourselves. Eventually the weather improved … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Korčula (Sail Croatia Part II)

The next stop on my week with Sail Croatia was the island of Korčula. Before exploring the island, I did a kayaking excursion. We kayaked out to a small uninhabited … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dubrovnik, Croatia

At the end of June I spent 4 days in Dubrovnik before starting my weeklong Sail Croatia adventure. Dubrovnik is such a beautiful and unique city, and the fortified walls … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

First Glimpses of Bergen, Norway

The historic harborfront of Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s clear why. It feels like being transported to another era.

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valencia

After 2 years of living in Spain I finally made it to Valencia! It’s such a gorgeous city, I found myself staring open-mouthed at the architecture several times. Of course … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Avila

At the end of May I took a day trip to Avila with a friend. The historic center of the city is completely encircled by medieval walls, which have been … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cordoba (Part II – Patio Festival)

Every May, something called the Patio Festival takes place in Cordoba, in Andalucia. Dozens of people open their flower-filled courtyards to the public, and entrance is free! They’re all competing … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cordoba (Part I – the town and the Mezquita)

In May I finally visited Cordoba and I absolutely loved it. Beautiful town, cheap food, history around every corner. My friend Julie and I timed our trip with the annual … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Zaanse Shans, Holland

Zaanse Shans is an outdoor museum full of 300-yr-old windmills that have been carefully kept in working order. You can even go inside and see grain or spices or dyes … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Waterland, North Holland

At the beginning of February I went to Amsterdam for 3 days. During my first day there, I visited three small towns in a region called Waterland, just north of … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana (pop. 280k) is the capital of Slovenia, a tiny country wedged between Italy, Austria, and Croatia. I really enjoyed this city – it has a laid-back, quirky, homey vibe … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salzburg, Austria

I went to Salzburg hoping for snow and stunning fireworks, but alas, I got neither. But I did meet some really fun people and enjoyed spending time in such a … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas in Prague

For the first stop on my 18-day winter break trip, I went to Prague. I had previously been there when I was a sophomore in high school, traveling with my … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment