Europe

Suitcase Six IMG_6021 Oslo to Bergen: A Train Ride To Remember

Oslo to Bergen: A Train Ride To Remember

I recently took the famous train ride from Oslo to Bergen, Norway and can honestly say it is the most beautiful, scenic train ride I’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re interested in Bergen (which is one of my new favorite cities – another story for another […]

Suitcase Six  8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

8 Environmentally Friendly Adventures to Discover Around the World

Celebrating our Magnificent Planet on Earth Day     Earth Day is a day for to reflect on and appreciate our beautiful planet. But nowadays, so many of us are worried about our environment that on Earth Day, we recommit to looking for ways to […]

Suitcase Six squid2 From Codfish To Cozido (Part II): 5 Portuguese Restaurants with Scrumptious Foods

From Codfish To Cozido (Part II): 5 Portuguese Restaurants with Scrumptious Foods

In October, I had the pleasure of traveling through Portugal with my boyfriend, Christian. We saw nearly everything we’d hoped and explored the entire country quite thoroughly. Still, I think my favorite part of the trip was sampling the Portuguese foods in each different region. […]

Suitcase Six coastline Navigating Portugal: A Helpful Guide for Female Backpackers

Navigating Portugal: A Helpful Guide for Female Backpackers

In October 2017 I had the opportunity to spend about three weeks exploring Portugal and the Azores Island of Sao Miguel. I fell in love with the food, the culture, and the countryside while there. (For the posts on the yummies I ate, read Codfish […]

Suitcase Six limpets From Codfish to Cozido: 5 Places to Eat in the Azores

From Codfish to Cozido: 5 Places to Eat in the Azores

From Codfish to Cozido For sixteen days, Christian and I travelled through Portugal trying all the local foods our appetites could handle. I  anticipated the fresh seafood dishes and wines for which Portugal is well-known, eagerly. As a lover of both seafood and red wine, […]

Suitcase Six GRAND-PALACE 3 Days in Belgium

3 Days in Belgium

Our three day itinerary through Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.

Suitcase Six BIKES 6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium

6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium

Amsterdam is not an inexpensive city, and Belgium didn’t do my wallet many favors either.  To be fair, I didn’t make a huge effort to pinch pennies but checking my bank account on the tail end of the trip was a bit jarring. Reflecting on […]

Suitcase Six STREET-WAY How Accessible Are Netherlands and Belgium?

How Accessible Are Netherlands and Belgium?

Reflecting on my time in Netherlands and Belgium, I noted a few things that made it particularly easy to navigate. I also realized a few factors that could potentially make backpacking this region a bit more difficult. I wanted to share my thoughts on Netherlands […]

Suitcase Six living-room-views The Residence Les Ecrins

The Residence Les Ecrins

When I’m travelling, I typically stay in hostel dorm rooms because it’s generally less expensive. This time in Belgium though, we sprung for something a little different and loved it! Hostels can be great places to meet other travelers which can be a big priority, especially […]