Europe

My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I’d never want to live there full-time–which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy and vast cultural difference–I still miss the vibrant colors […]

November 23, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Mljet Island

After visiting Plitvice Lakes and sailing the Adriatic Sea, I thought I had seen all of the most impossibly pristine waters Croatia had to offer–and then I went to Mljet Island. Not only does this national park have woodsy paths and water that practically glows turquoise, it also has an abandoned monastery. On an island. […]

August 2, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the sloping roofs of Old Nice, but not quite in the hustle and bustle (or as English-speaking expats […]

July 26, 2012 Continue reading…

The best of Croatia, via Instagram

My memories of Croatia shall forever be a thousand shades of shimmering blue: the vivid and cloudless sky, the fish swishing through impossibly clear turquoise water, the sun dancing over the sea. Sure, there were other colors, too: the unexpected joy of red flowers in Zagreb, the melting of purples at dusk, the primary shout […]

July 23, 2012 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Nice

Confession: I spent a week in Nice and didn’t do one cultural activity, unless you count drinking rosé and eating pissaladiere. Instead, I went to the beach. Instead, I went to the beach. You can find an quite a few accommodations in Nice that are close to the numerous beaches that are available. I went to beaches with pebbles, beaches […]

July 18, 2012 Continue reading…

Capture the color

I’m not a girl who shies away from color: I like to be swathed in neon and surrounded by brilliantly blue skies. I get depressed when I wear too much black, sit beneath gray clouds, stare into glass and concrete. Whenever I’m traveling, I seek out the pops of color that define a destination: the […]

July 13, 2012 Continue reading…

8 little things to love about Zagreb

I’m not sure what I expected from Zagreb. The formerly communist capital of Croatia is located inland, a far cry from the unspoiled natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park or the thousands of islands dotting the Adriatic Sea. Even though it was sweltering hot without a coastal breeze in sight, I fell in love […]

June 22, 2012 Continue reading…