Travel as Consumerism

(I snagged this photo in Paris, a city that I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy.  I’ll have to give it another go.)  I’ve been thinking a lot about this breed of travel that I like to call “Travel Consumerism.”  I’m pretty sure I didn’t invent this term, and “Tourist Consumerism” would work just as well, but I like it and therefore, I’m sticking to it. To me, travel consumerism is the kind of travel hopping that we often see...

Travel + Anxiety

(I’ve been trying my hand at Photoshop lately…needless to say, I have a long way to go.  This picture was taken when I was in Prague.) I decided that it might be time to get a little more personal on this blog.  As it is, I don’t even have an “About Me” page up yet and I haven’t given much hint to anything regarding my personality in any of my posts.  This is a blog post I’ve been planning for...

Museum Hotel Cincinnati: A Review

(Photo taken from their website because I stupidly forgot to take pictures of anything other than the naked body parts…more on that below…)  During my recent trip to Cincinnati, I made the expensive decision to stay in their renowned Museum Hotel.  The Museum Hotel boasts an eclectic and contemporary art museum on its first and second floors, while maintaining its higher floors for customers.  This is actually a small chain and the Museum Hotel has other locations in Louisville, Bentonville,...

A Weekend to Spare in Cincinnati: Basic Travel Tips from a Fool

  Cincinnati really is a lovely place.  I booked a weekend trip to Cincinnati and everyone in my life wondered why. But, the truth is, Cincinnati was a gorgeous city full of people who took pride in where they lived.  And it showed.  The streets were some of the cleanest I’ve seen since Germany (I didn’t even know US cities could be so immaculate!) and the atmosphere was similar to Seattle: strangely urban mixed with old architecture.  I didn’t go...

Of All the Gnomes in Wrocław

There are endless websites that will give you the “10 Best Things to Do in Wrocław” or “20 Absolute MUSTS if You’re Traveling to Wrocław” – and for good reason.  This city is full of beautiful architecture, amazing museums and churches and great tours.  However, keeping true to the theme of microadventures (even abroad), I wanted to tell you about the activity that kept me most entertained during my visits to Wrocław. Gnome hunting. You 100% read that right.  Gnome hunting.  Who doesn’t...

So, this blog is a thing…

I finally did it. I finally decided to start a blog. A real one, too, where I actually had to research hosting sites and get an official .com ending without the wordpress or blogger in the URL. I have been debating doing this for God-knows how long and I finally took the plunge.  I can’t wait to get this started. I guess I should introduce myself a little: My name is Julia.  I’m 27 years old and work full-time as...