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

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

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

Figs!

Upon moving to Madrid in September 2012 and trying fresh figs for the first time, I was in love. I never knew what I was missing out on before! Now, … Continue reading

December 18, 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

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

Advice for Living Abroad – Culture (it’s all in the details)

This is the latest in my series regarding advice for living abroad. Past entries include: Language Keep in mind I’ve only lived abroad in one country – Spain. My advice … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Isle of Capri

While staying in Naples, I visited Capri with a new friend I’d met at my hostel. The island of Capri is known for its stunning natural beauty, caprese salad, and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

London (June 2013)

Near the end of June, I visited London for 3 full days. I had a lot of fun there, mostly because I attended a Killers concert and I got to … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

San Sebastián – pintxos, pintxos, pintxos! (May 2013)

Our second stop was the beachfront town of San Sebastián. The highlights were the delicious pintxos (pronounced “pinchos”, the Basque version of tapas) and the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately it was … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

France: Arles, Avignon, Nimes, Marseille (March 2013)

This past weekend I spent 3 days in Southern France, getting a short taste of 4 different cities, exploring multiple Roman ruins, trying escargot for the first time, meeting new … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment