Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

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

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

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

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

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

Paris (July 2013)

I arrived in Paris in the morning after a early-morning train from Bruges. At this point in the trip I was exhausted 24/7. Every time I picked up my backpack, … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Belgium (Antwerp, Gent, Bruges) July 2013

ANTWERP I came to Antwerp to see the place my grandfather was stationed during WWII. The town center is still pretty well preserved, so it likely looked almost identical as … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Feeling at home in Berlin (July 2013)

In July I spent 4 days in Berlin and loved every minute of it. My awesome friend Caitlin hosted me in her beautiful light-filled, high-ceiling-ed apartment, and I had fun … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florence, Cultural Highlight of Italy (July 2013)

Florence is one of the most historically significant cities in Italy. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is full of Renaissance architecture (the famous red dome of … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment