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HOSTEL REVIEW: YHA HELVELLYN

We chose to stay at YHA Helvellyn during our time in the Lake District and we chose right! This hostel is tucked away in the old Greenside Lead Mine area a mile from the village of Glenridding where we...
Sampford Brett, England

NOSTALGIA AND NEW MEMORIES

It was a familiar footpath that I’d walked countless times before with my grandparents, my parents, my brother and now on which I walked with my wife. Crossing through fields, over a small bridge and down a...
Beethoven in Vienna Cemetery

VIENNA’S CEMETERY

While in Vienna, my friend Rachel and I visited Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof, a large cemetery outside of the city. It is known as a place where many esteemed locals are buried as well as famous musical...
Somerset, England, Minehead, Great Western Railway, Watchet, Exmoor, Travel, Backpacking, Travel Photography, Canon 5D Mark III,

PHOTO GALLERY: SOMERSET

We visited Somerset, England, for some family history where we stopped in Sampford Brett, the home town of Mark's late grandparents, and explored the quaint coastal towns of Minehead and Watchet with a ride on...
Salzburg, Austria

A DAY IN SALZBURG

It almost felt like home while visiting the "city of salt" in Salzburg, Austria. Coming from Salt Lake City, I didn't realize that "salz" meant salt and that I'd be visiting what could be the sister city of my...
Hallstatt Salt Mine Tour, Austria

HALLSTATT’S SALT MINE TOUR

As the world's oldest salt mine, the Hallstatt Salt Mine is a must-do while in Austria. To get to the start of the tour, my friend Rachel and I took a steep funicular ride up the mountain where we took in a...
Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus Salzburg Hostel
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HOSTEL REVIEW: STADTALM NATURFREUNDEHAUS

After exploring the town of Salzburg and touring the fortress, my friend Rachel and I hiked onto the top of the hill overlooking the town to find our hostel, Stadtalm Naturfreundehaus. When we came to it we...
Amsterdam, Netherlands

ANNE FRANK IN AMSTERDAM

While in Belgium, my friends and I took a day trip from Brussels to Amsterdam to visit Anne Frank's house. We were caught in a downpour as soon as we stepped off the train in Amsterdam. So with newly...
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TWO DAYS IN DRESDEN

While I'd initially planned on sticking around Berlin for eight whole days, I soon decided to explore elsewhere in Germany and give my hosts their kitchen floor back--where I was sleeping and recovering from a...