Europe Travel

10 Unexpected Moments in Istanbul

10 Unexpected Moments in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city caught between worlds, split between two continents; a city where young girls in jeans walk hand-in-hand with girls in burkas. It’s a culture full of color and textile. Thousands of years of architecture line each street. The city is pulsing, never silent, yet the Bosphorus is calm and inviting. Spices and(…)

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

Four Days in Fairy Land, the Swabia Region in Germany

The Swabian region in Germany is home to the northern Black Forest, where the Grimm Brothers’ dark but fantastical stories find a perfect setting, and one can easily imagine giants and magical creatures roaming throughout. The landscape is dotted with quiet little villages that seem caught in time. Streets are not paved in asphalt but(…)

Visiting Christ’s Foreskin in Calcata, Italy

Visiting Christ’s Foreskin in Calcata, Italy

Many of my travels begin with a book. In this case it was a book called An Irreverent Curiosity that I found for fifty cents outside my local library. The cover features a cheesy naked cherub on the front. It follows the story of a man named David Farley, an agnostic in New York City(…)