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The lovely state of Ohio will always be my home. I have made too many memories, taken too many pictures, and told too many stories from this favorite United State of mine, to call it otherwise. Yet, while my home is Ohio, my mind cannot help but to daydream into other parts of this world–to meander…

The Best Country to Visit: Croatia

“Kaylen, what is your favorite country you’ve been to?” I thought it’d be Italy. I thought it’d be France. I thought it’d be Spain: three beautiful countries, and three top contenders for sure. But I would actually have to go with Croatia. Where even is Croatia? At first, I didn’t know. It’s essentially the neighbor…

Day 15 — Adios Barcelona

Well, here we are, Day 15. We made it. The last day of Barcelona and final day of our whole trip! Today we kicked back & relaxed. Nothing crazy planned, we just decided to do what we do best: eat and shop. We started off our last day roaming around the streets in search of breakfast,…

Day 14 — Exploring Gaudi

I took 6 years of Spanish, and started off college with a Spanish minor…but I have never appreciated the Spanish culture as much as I do in this bright & beautiful city. Much of Barcelona’s character has been shaped by Antoni Gadui’s unusual and amazing architectural works. Today we experienced just a few of them: Parc…

Day 13 — ¡Hola Barcelona!

Welcome to Barcelona, Spain! So I am actually super behind on these daily blogs, because Barcelona has been a jam-packed few days. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Barcelona my mind immediately jumps to The Cheetah Girls 2….and the gorgeous, colorful structures & streets that the girls strut down throughout the…

Day 12 — Farewell, Croatia

♫ And on the 12th day of Travel, My airline gave to me… ♫ …Absolute CHAOS. Our airline gave us CHAOS on this final day of Croatia. We really should’ve knocked on wood after pointing out all of our luck with our travel thus far. But I’ll get to what exactly happened later… Welcome to Day…

Day 11 — Plitvice to Zadar

We’re still in fairyland. & this morning we woke up super early to hike the upper lakes. But this time, we took a secret route to get to this amazing view. Now–it was quite the trek up alongside an inclining road, so on the way down we decided to take a short cut. Well, this…

Day 10 — Plitvice Lakes National Park

Today we visited the most beautiful place on earth, I’m convinced. The bluer than blue waters and graceful waterfalls were straight out of a fantasy novel. I think Plitvice was enough to put Croatia up on my list of all time favorites. Today will be a shorter blog post–less words, more pictures…because I want to show…

Day 9 — Split’s Splendor Eats

Our last day in Split was all about good eats. We spent much of the day walking from place to place, snacking here and there. I’m so excited to share with you some of Split’s best. The Split Fruit Market: Although I still have a feeling they overcharged us for our grapes, the fruit nonetheless…

Day 8 — Crazy Views from Marjan Hill

Welcome to my 50th blog post! Crazy. That means it’s been 50 days of traveling starting with South Korea. Just imagine where I’ll be writing my 100th blog post from, 50 travel days from now! If you have any travel recommendations, let me know in the comments 🙂 Anyways, unto day 8–our first full day in…

Day 7 — Dubrovnik to Split

Let me tell you about our morning adventure. 10:30 AM We departed the lovely apartment–87 Stairs–to catch an Uber to the bus station. 11:00 AM We sat and waited for our 12:30 PM bus to Split inside the bus terminal. 11:15 AM Us: “What terminal does the bus depart from?” Tisak Employee: “Terminal 3.” Us:…

Day 6 — Lokrum Island & City Walls

Dubrovnik is not your classic Red Roof Inn. It’s like the red roof estates. Well, more like the rustic orange roof estates. I absolutely love the monochromatic look of this city & today we got the best view of it. Welcome to Day 3 in Dubrovnik & Day 6 on this travel journey 🙂 Remember…

Day 5 — On Top of Croatia

Three monumental things happened today: We got to the top of Croatia, Daniel jumped off a cliff, and I died. Not exactly in that order…but I’ll get into details later. Day 2 in Croatia was absolutely beautiful. Because of all these gorgeous pictures from today, I’ll try to keep my words minimal and let the scenery…

Day 4 — Welcome to Dubrovnik!

Greetings from Croatia! Why Croatia? What is Croatia?–you might be wondering if you are anything like my friends who have been asking me these same questions. Well, my answer to that: it’s like Game of Thrones meets Positano, Italy, at least here in Dubrovnik. Let me explain: from above and below, the buildings on the hillside…

Day 3 — Royalty & Hilltop Views

In Ohio, we get 72 total sunny days a year. Yep, that is less than 20% of sun a year, riveting, I know. Contrarily, here in Stockholm, it is seemingly sunny all the time. The Swedish summer sun rises at around 3:00AM and sets at around 10:00PM! I’ve gotten to see both dawn and dusk…

Day 2 — Drottningholm Palace

We struck out today. Yep, a swing and a miss–3x in a row. 1.) When we saw our beloved ferry departing Drottningholm just as we arrived at the port. 2.) When we saw our beloved bus (which we had been waiting on for ~45 minutes) arrive & leave on the other side of the street. 3.)…

Day 1 — Exploring Stockholm

Hej hej! Kaylen here, back on the other side of the world…this time in Sweden. Why Sweden? Well, simply: 1. The flights were cheap, and 2. My brother, Daniel picked it for us & I really didn’t have much of a choice. So to be completely honest with you, I haven’t a clue about Sweden…but I…