The Kalindi Diaries

For my last week of this whirlwind Euro trip, I figured I could either visit a new city or take the week to relax and reset before returning to America. And after finding some great detox yoga retreats to choose from, the choice was easy. One week on an island getting fit, sipping juices and hanging…

Le Mess du Monaco

Three hotels, $700 and 2 hours of hiking with luggage later, we made it. The day started out so innocently on the beaches of Nice. Sallie and I had a nice afternoon sur le plage, made it to our train on time and had a smooth 15 minute ride to Monaco. But that’s where it…

Take Me Home German Roads

While we enjoyed the city of Cologne, some of the best moments of our trip happened just beyond it. Friday morning we rented a car and drove to the Ahr, a wine region built into the mountainsides whose winding roads and sweeping views blew us all away. We first stopped at Jean Stodden to try their…

When in Cologne

A two hour train ride from Amsterdam and we were in Cologne, Germany! Which was exciting not only because hello, new country, but since Gerrit’s from there it’s all I’d heard about for the past 5 months. So although we didn’t do much research we had a pretty good idea of what we were getting…

72 Hours in Amsterdam

Although excited to start my Euro trip, the trek from Australia to Amsterdam was a hell of a way to start. I don’t know if you know this but Australia is like really far from the rest of the world. For some reason I thought it would take less time to get to Europe than…

Top 10 Things to Do in Bali

Finally home after my six months abroad, so sorry for the all the back-logged posts! I’m trying to keep them in order and turns out traveling with people 24/7 is not the most conducive to writing. Who knew? Anyway, let’s talk Bali. On making it back to America, everyone asked, “So which place was your…

6 Drives to See Before You Die

I love road trips. To me, they are the epitome of adventure. Pack me in a car with friends any day and let’s go. The world is vast and you have to start somewhere. The summer we graduated high school, my friends and I did a road trip from San Diego to San Francisco. Little…

Yarra Yarra Yes

Having made it to pretty much every wine region in South Australia, we knew if we were going to Melbourne we had to hit Yarra Valley as well. And trust me, we were not disappointed. Although we only had a few hours before heading to the Great Ocean Road, we packed in four tastings and…

36 Hours in Melbourne

If there’s one thing I learned in our short time here, it’s that people don’t go to Melbourne for the sights, they go for the culture. And when the culture is full of great food, nightlife, happy people and beautiful weather, can you really complain? We flew in Friday from Adelaide and upon arriving to…

My Australian Pocket Dictionary

Four months in the making, consider this my gift to anyone ever going to Australia. Even if you’re not going anytime soon I hope you get as much a kick out of it as I have. Warning: Foul language ahead! You crazy Aussies, you. Arvo – afternoon Apron – tarmac Aussie – Australian Bathers –…

An Extensive Guide to Clare Valley

I have to say Clare really grew on me. Hands down the smallest town I’ve ever lived in it definitely took some getting used to but now even thinking about leaving breaks my heart. I’m going to miss running and biking on the Riesling Trail, spending every day off in the Health Shop with the…