PROST! A Guide to Surviving Oktoberfest

It’s that time of the year again for Oktoberfest! This time last year, I was in Munich, Germany with a group of my friends and my partner enjoying their world-famous festival. While there, we visited four tents Hofbrau Festzelt, Weinzelt, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Oktoberfest or Wiesn is the biggest beer festival in the world. The festival first […]

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Amsterdam for the Weekend

Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, it feels like a world of its own. The city offers its visitors the chance to experience art, culture, history, mouth-watering cheese, narrow canals and a myriad of vices. During my postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow in 2016, I visited Amsterdam, which is located in the northern […]

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Biking from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard

New England is facing its first heatwave of the summer, temperatures rising beyond to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite this, my partner and I took the Hy-Line Speed ferry from Hyannisport to Martha’s Vineyard with the intention of cycling. Once our ship docked in Oak Bluffs, we cycled along Beach Road towards Edgartown. The paved paths […]

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A taste of Sarasota, Florida

Last week, I flew down to visit family living in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota sits on the Gulf Coast about an hour south of Tampa. While I spent only a few days in Florida, I made the most of my time with overcast and often dreary weather. Marina Jack II Dinner Cruise is a fun and […]

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Visiting Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle

While staying in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest, we visited Neuschwanstein Castle. Annually, this castle receives over a million visitors. The castle is accessible by rental car or train with Füssen’s bus (#78). We took the train from Munich station to the town of Füssen, caught the shuttle from Füssen‘s station, and walked to the castle. […]

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Hiking Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay State Park

To the northwest of South Lake Tahoe is Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay State Park provides various hiking trails in varying degrees of difficulty, but all have incredible views of the lake. While in California, especially at Lake Tahoe, I was continuously overwhelmed by the stunning landscapes. When my partner and I arrived first arrived […]

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