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The Walking Jewish Quarter of Budapest Tour

In Europe, Hungary by KatelynLeave a Comment

  I quickly fell in love with Budapest. It’s hard not to with the beautiful collection of diverse architecture, the kind locals, and the awesome bath culture. All at an amazingly cheap price compared to Western Europe. I’m fairly well versed in the ancient history of Greece and Italy, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution of England and World War II. …

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The Bath Culture of Budapest

In Europe, Hungary by KatelynLeave a Comment

Did you know that Budapest is known as the “City of Baths?” The Hungarian capital city of Budapest sits on top of over 100 different thermal springs that feed all the local bath houses. Budapest is home to a few of the remaining traditional Turkish baths dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The bath culture of Budapest is …

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Maine Day Hike: Jockey Cap

In hiking, Maine by KatelynLeave a Comment

Looking for a quick hike with rewarding views? Look no further than Jockey Cap in Fryebrug, Maine. You might break a brief sweat for the 15 minutes it takes to hike to the top of this “mountain.” Despite being vertically challenged, Jockey Cap certainly wins in views over the surrounding Fryeburg area and the White Mountains. Jockey Cap rises a whooping …

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Dangerous Countries That I Want to Visit in My Lifetime

In travel by Katelyn6 Comments

Last year I met Chris Guillebeau when he was promoting his new book, The Happiness of Pursuit, in Portland. Chris is an entrepreneur at heart who has traveled to all 193 United Nations recognized countries before the age of 35. While I have never set out the goal to see every country in the world, I certainly plan on seeing …

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Maine Day Hikes: Sabattus Mountain

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Sabattus Mountain is nestled in the small western Maine town of Lovell. It’s a bit of a drive from Portland, but if you pair the hike with another mountain in the region it is well worth the 90 minute drive from Portland as the views are some of the best in the area. Sabattus Mountain is located on Sabattus Trail Road, …

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48 Hours in Budapest

In Europe, Hungary, travel by Katelyn4 Comments

Budapest was never on my original travel itinerary. Originally I was going to fly from Athens to Paris, but I couldn’t find a good flight deal. That’s how I decided to go to Budapest and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. As soon as I set foot in Budapest I knew I was going to love the city. …

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Budapest at Night: The Hungarian Parliament Building

In Europe, Hungary, travel by Katelyn1 Comment

After 10 fabulous days in Greece it was finally time to leave my new favorite country and head north to Budapest, Hungary. My first Ryanair flight was uneventful. Although I’m still confused by the perfume sales…. Who buys perfume on an airplane?  I arrived at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in the late afternoon and took the public bus …

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How to Get to Meteora from Athens

In Europe, Greece, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

Imagine a place where the cliffs rise high above the clouds and the sun’s rays bounce off the sandstone rock pillars reflecting a godly glow. The pillars break through the dusty brown valley like fingers reaching for the sky. High above the clouds perched on these rock cliffs are centuries old monasteries built by monks who trekked to the region to …