How to NOT Overpack 

One of my biggest problems when backpacking Europe was how heavy my bag was. It was all because I totally overpack on my clothes! This was something I could have easily fixed, if I had known these tricks beforehand. 1. Follow my “three choices” rule. I came up with this rule before I packed, but…

Barcelona, Spain

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Day 1 Sister and I arrived at the airport in Barcelona around 8pm. (How did we get here? If you’re new to My Travel Diary, go to the beginning here: The First Leg) After reclaiming our bags, we spoke with the lady at a tourist kiosk about the best way…

Venice, Italy

Day 1 Sister and I arrived in Venice around 9:30pm; it was already dark. We knew our hotel was definitely not within walking distance of the train station, and since Venice is a collection of islands, there was no subway. We had thought we would take a cab. Outside the train station, we found a…

Como, Italy

The train station in Como sat on top of a hill overlooking the town (featuring a stunning sunset), which was good because there was absolutely nothing to see inside the station. It was the smallest station we had been in; there was one cafe, no wifi, and we didn’t see a place to check bags.…

Zurich, Switzerland

Sister and I only had one day in Zurich, but we had booked a trolley tour of the city the day before and had looked up some things to do. At the train station, we had some trouble finding the lockers and getting them to work, but eventually we managed and took the giant key…

Cologne, Germany

We headed off in the morning with no problems. Sister and I arrived around 11 with no plans; I barely knew anything about the city. We were headed to Zurich next on an overnight train, so we were only spending the day in this beautiful German city. After we stored our backpacks in the lockers…

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