I was the master of surviving on a budget. In June 2017, when I embarked on my giant post-college-graduation-bucket-list trip, I had barely $700 to my name. At one point, I kid you not, I ran out of money - I had 5€ on hand, $7.30 in my bank account (the ATM withdrawal minimum is 20€), [...]
Made our way to Geneva, and spent a day in beautiful Chamonix.
I'm so behind on my posts! The days have been so exhausting, that all I want to do when I get back is curl in bed. Which is what I want to be doing right now, but here we are 🤷🏻♀️ After I met up with my mom and sister in Paris, where we stayed [...]
In the two days I was in Bordeaux, it was 95+ degrees, and I could feel my skin peeling off as I walked through streets with no shade. It was really difficult to explore in France's heat wave, especially since my Airbnb was so far from the city centre, so I didn't get to see [...]
After my 2-day stint in Nice, I took an mid-day train eastward to Monaco for a night. The hotels in Monte-Carlo are really pricey, but thankfully if you move slightly outside of the tiny country into the neighboring French area, hotel prices go down significantly. On Expedia, I found a fantastic hotel called Hotel Victoria [...]
16 hours, a panini, and 2 coffees later - I've finally arrived in Nice! I flew Norwegian Air, which is a great option for budget travelers: its cheap, simple (no onboard meal unless purchased - you can just sleep the entire flight), and nicer than most US planes (free onboard wifi, more luggage space, etc.). [...]
Now that the chaos of graduation has subsided, I've finally settled back into old tempos: cat naps in my old bedroom, fresh Connecticut air on my evening walks, trips to the local pizzeria for lunch. In the meantime, I've begun planning out the details of my summer trip, as well as packing up all of my stuff [...]