History for Travel

A birthday spent on a flower island

For my birthday this year, I went to the beautiful island of Mainau in Konstanz, Germany. The island once belonged to royalty and now is home to a multitude of gorgeous flowers and trees. We’d heard of this island when we first moved here to Switzerland and have been wanting to go ever since. I’m [...]

Bournemouth by the sea

These days I spend most of the year studying and living in Bournemouth, England. You may remember, last year I lived in Poole, but this year I’ve moved to Bournemouth so that I could be walking distance from my university campus. These pictures were more-or-less my first impression of Bournemouth back in September 2011. Bournemouth [...]

To harm oneself

This is Durdle Door here in beautiful Dorset. I think I’ve chosen one of the best locations to study wildlife conservation here in England. Durdle Door is a natural rock formation along the Jurassic Coast which is a World Heritage Site. I had the great pleasure of seeing it and there are many more photos [...]

So this is Poole

You may remember my “I’m here!” post a while back which just so happens to be when I took all of these photos. I haven’t been taking nearly as many pictures as I did when I first arrived, but I think my camera is going to have to become a staple in my bag once [...]

Midnight Sun

This may be the most beautiful video I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to believe such wonders really exist in this world of ours. Even though I’ve watched this short film a few times now, each time it doesn’t fail to amaze me and literally take my breath away. It looks as though it’s about time [...]

Switzerland the way I always imagined

These photos are of my spectacular weekend in the Swiss Alps. This is the Switzerland I always pictured. Switzerland is a beautiful country and where I live has many wonderful sights: these are the sights. These mountains are what I see from my balcony and I was finally able to walk among them. I walked [...]

Four Leaf Clover at Dry As Toast

Dorkys at Dry As Toast is currently on a European adventure and asked me to share one of my own adventures over on her blog. It was so nice revisiting Venice, even if only through photos and memories, and I would love for you to read my little story about the time I spent in [...]

How the human family can do better + one super inspiring young woman

One organization that I nominated for Microist was the BlinkNow Foundation by Maggie Doyne. This video is of Maggie telling her amazing, awe-inspiring story and I urge you to please make some time to watch it. I watched it thanks to Brandi of Not Your Average Ordinary and I am so thankful that I found [...]

My first few impressions of bordering town Thayngen

Thayngen (pronounced: Tie-in-gen) is in the Schaffhausen canton here in Switzerland (the same canton where I live) and sits right on the border to Germany. Although these photos aren’t very new, I’ve been to Thayngen a number of times, mostly to go to my current veterinarian. I almost lived here and I wonder if maybe [...]

The mysterious castle only a short drive away

Almost every time I get in the car, I drive by Schloss Herblingen (Herblingen Castle in English). It’s currently a private home to multiple tenants, so those who go by it can only get a tease of the outside. Along the woods next to it, there are statues and I’ve seen deer a couple times. [...]