Hiking Acadia’s Precipice Trail

For all my fellow adventurous souls out there, this one is for you. If you’re like me and seek out the most brag-worthy trails in all of the national parks, look no further. In Acadia National Park, it’s the Precipice Trail. In fact, this hike is actually classified as a non-technical climb. Why? Because you…

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A Test of Endurance: Backpacking to Sykes Hot Springs

“I need to figure out someplace to go this month over a long weekend. Any ideas?” I should know better by now than to ask my sister questions like this. Of course she has ideas. And they usually involve water. That girl is obsessed with waterfalls and natural hot springs. She suggested we try backpacking…

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Royal Gardens and Classic Architecture: A Walk Through Munich

For my last day of roaming through Munich, I ventured farther out into the city. I had spent the past few days exploring the area around Marienplatz, and decided I should see more of the city. So I started my journey the way all journeys should begin: with bratwurst! Who cares that it was still…

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Beer Halls!!

Munich is world famous for its beer. In addition to being the birthplace of Oktoberfest, Munich also boasts lots of lively beer halls, over 200 beer gardens, and 6 major breweries within the city limits. It is pretty much the beer capital of the world. I plan to return to Munich one day to participate…

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Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Around 2 hours outside of Munich, nestled in mountains above the town of Schwangau, sits Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle looks like something straight out of a fairy tale (it was even used as the inspiration for Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World!). With a history as romantic as its location, a trip to Neuschwanstein is…

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Partying in the Streets During Fasching!!

When I arrived in Munich towards the end of February, I was expecting a quiet week of sightseeing. Visit some churches, spend a day or so in the museums, stroll through the historic streets. Little did I know what the week had in store for me… My second day of sightseeing started out like any…

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Taking a Stroll Through the Englischer Garten

As much as I adore cities, sometimes it is necessary to get away from all the hustle and bustle for a few hours and be alone with your thoughts. Munich’s Englischer Garten (or “English Garden”) provides the perfect place to seek such an escape and relax for a bit with a stein of beer. The…

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Visiting the Churches of Munich

If you research the top things to see in Munich, two locations show up on pretty much every list: Frauenkirche and Peterskirche. So who am I to argue? I had to go see them. On my second morning in Munich I set out to find these two churches, and luckily enough, they are both located…

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Exploring the Streets of Old Town Munich

My first morning in Munich I woke up with two thoughts: it was way too cold, and way too early. Adjusting to a different time zone is rough…I woke up at like 6 in the morning without the help of an alarm clock, which believe me, absolutely never happens at home. Normally I would just…

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Where to Stay in Bryce Canyon?

The good news about finding a place to stay in Bryce Canyon is that there are a lot of lodging options and availability. The bad news is that Bryce Canyon is a really popular park, so if you go during peak season, good luck finding any openings. There is a lodge on site, but since…

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