Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

The food of Lima, Peru (July ’16)

Being a coastal city, Lima is known for its great ceviche – raw fish (usually white fleshed ocean fish) cured in lime juice and flavored with chili peppers, cilantro, and … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cusco (Peru)

Cusco was by far my favorite city in Peru. Cusco is the jumping-off city for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but don’t rush through the city itself. It’s a … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arequipa (Peru)

With my Inca Trail date set, I had about a week in Peru before I started hiking. In order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, I started my month … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego, California (Dec 2015)

This past Christmas I went to San Diego, since the flights to Maui were too expensive. I wanted some sunshine and San Diego definitely delivered! I stayed in the Horton … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bergen, Norway (July 2014)

Bergen was my first stop in Norway. What a delightful little coastal town! A lot of people stay here or in Stavanger as a “home base” to begin their fjord … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vis (Sail Croatia Part IV)

Vis was my favorite stop during Sail Croatia. It has rich history and a very Croatian heart while still offering some beautiful beaches and views. Before arriving, we had a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

For the first half of my 9-day Semana Santa, I was on the island of Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands. They belong to Spain but geographically they’re part of Africa. … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cooking class (in Spanish)

At the end of March I attended a cooking class with my Spanish class. It was a fun way to change things up and get a chance to practice our … Continue reading

April 22, 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

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia is a tiny country wedged between Croatia, Italy, and Austria. Lake Bled is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful (no motors allowed!) lake at the foothills of the Julian Alps. … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

After leaving Prague, I spent 2 days in Cesky Krumlov, in the south of the Czech Republic. It’s a tiny little town squeezed inside a tight U-bend in a river. … Continue reading

February 10, 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

Christmas in Central Europe

Yesterday I returned from 18 days in Central Europe. I had a great time and saw so many beautiful places!! I’ll be remembering the architecture of Prague, the great beer … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment