The One Thing You HAVE to Do in Lisbon

Update: Travel Junkette readers can now receive a discount on an Inside Lisbon tour! Scroll to the bottom for details.  As a city, Lisbon was everything I’d imagined it’d be: warm, romantic, and unique. But the food? An utter disappointment — that is, until I took a food tour. Portugal, after all, is famous for […]


My 11 Favorite Things About Ireland

Ireland was a wonderful surprise of a country. I thought maybe Americans just liked it because so many of them can trace their ancestry there, or because it’s the home of great booze. But, it turned out to be so much more than that. I spent four days in Dublin attending TBEX (thanks, Failte Ireland!), […]


PHOTO: Park’s View of London

I’m back! You missed me, right?! Well, I’ve had a wonderful blogcation. I traveled to Ireland, Lisbon, Italy, San Marino, Barcelona, and Berlin. I can’t wait to share stories and photos with you. Thanks for sticking with me; I’m back to regular programming now. Woop woop! This photo is part of my Meatless Monday series, in […]


PHOTO: Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today’s my mom’s birthday, so I wanted to wish her a great 25th (right?) by posting a photo of us. How cute is she?? This one was taken in Paris, France, back in 2007. Love you, Mom! Click the pic to see it BIG. This photo is part of my Meatless Monday series, in which […]

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10 Shows To See In London This December

Christmas is coming! YES. It is absolutely my favorite season of the year, and though I sadly won’t be anywhere cold or snowy for it, I’m still going to try and get in the spirit. Cities are great at Christmastime, with all their sparkly lights and magnificent window displays. London is a great city to […]


My Perfect 24 Hours On A Spanish Island

It is almost September in Alaska, which means one thing: rain, rain, and — guess what?! — more rain. This is when I start to dream of beaches, non-Alaskan men, and SUN. Which brings me to this post. Beth & Randy at the amazing travel photography blog Beers & Beans are running a contest. If […]


Glasgow: The City of Commerce and Art

I don’t know about you, but I cannot stop watching the Summer Olympics. Though visiting London is fun, there are many other fabulous cities to visit in the United Kingdom.  Of Scotland’s two major cities, Edinburgh tends to be the one that many first-time visitors will gravitate towards, being that it’s the capital and host […]