• July Giveaway: Visit HappiestWhenExploring.com for details! REPIN if you're in! :)

    July Giveaway!

    July 4, 2016,

    Happy July! To thank you – and to encourage a little exploring of your own! – I’ve partnered with GPSmyCity to offer 20 readers one City Walks map of their choice, for free! Giveaway: Try City Walks map for free! The City Walks app is a responsive map of the city you download (available for over 500

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  • The Best Vegan Gelato in Italy ~ from Trieste to Torino to Rome! on happiestwhenexploring.com

    The Best Vegan Gelato in Italy

    June 29, 2016,

    After having travelled several weeks from Eastern to Central and then to Western Europe, the best vegan gelato I had was in… you guessed it: Italy. Here’s all the best vegan gelato I had in Italy: Gelateria Marco Via Malcanton, 16 in Trieste, Italy This vegan gelato is from Gelateria Marco

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  • Why You Need to Check Out Neustadt, Dresden on happiestwhenexploring.com //

    Why You Need to Check Out Neustadt, Dresden

    June 17, 2016,

    While in Dresden, in addition to visiting the main sites in the Altstadt (the Zwinger, Brühl’s Terrace, Kathedrale Trinitatis, and the main square, Theaterplatz), make the trip over the Elbe river to Neustadt (the new town). Exploring Neustadt will give you a look at modern day Dresden, and see how the locals live

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  • 12 Affirmations for Travel / For travel days, peaceful sleep and living your travel days to the fullest! on happiestwhenexploring.com // CLICk to read & REPIN if you

    12 Affirmations for Travel

    June 13, 2016,

    In a recent blog post I announced that in Happiest When Exploring’s second year, the blog was going to diversify a little bit – and this is a taster of what some new posts will look like. This post is still about travel but I’m introducing something that I’ve only briefly touched

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  • A Year in Photographs: HWE in 2016 in 16 Photos // happiestwhenexploring.com

    A Year in Photographs: HWE in 2016 in 16 Photos

    June 8, 2016,

    In light of Happiest When Exploring’s one year anniversary, here is another blog post to commemorate the occasion… it’s a pretty big deal, after all – and I’m happy to celebrate this milestone and share 16 of my favourite travel photos from 2015 and 2016. “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to

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  • What to Discover in Berlin: After You Think You've Seen "Everything" // Berlin Like a Local on happiestwhenexploring.com

    What To Discover in Berlin (After You’ve Seen “Everything”)

    June 6, 2016,

    What comes to mind when you think of Berlin? Most traveling to Berlin (especially if you only have a handful of days) will spend most of their time in the Mitte neighbourhood, visiting Berlin’s “highlights”: the Brandenberg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden and Museum Island (to name a few).

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  • Happiest When Exploring's One Year Anniversary // Happy 1 Year of Exploring... + an announcement! on happiestwhenexploring.com

    Happiest When Exploring’s One Year Anniversary! + Announcement

    May 31, 2016,

      I’m retiring. Happiest When Exploring began exactly one year ago, in May 2015. It’s our one year anniversary… and I’m retiring. That’s right.   The blog inspired many new adventures: from Costa Rica to Hungary and Poland, to the South of Italy.  But now, I’m retiring (…quitting sounds too harsh!) But wait.. I’m

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  • Summer in Warsaw: 5 Things to Do // photo of Royal Łazienki Gardens by [via] RLG website on happiestwhenexploring.com

    Warsaw in Summer: What to Do

    May 30, 2016,

    Visiting Warsaw is very interesting: the city was completely destroyed towards the end of WWII (as a result of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising) – so the city feels and looks very different than what you expect of a European city. Instead of tiny, winding streets, ancient and colourful facades, it’s

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  • Traveling Europe and My Favourite App to Travel With on happiestwhenexploring.com

    Traveling Europe & My Favourite App to Travel With

    May 25, 2016,

    Traveling Europe (or anywhere for that matter) from city to city is a job – albeit a fun job – there is research to do, accommodations to find, flights or trains to book, luggage to carry, and a new city to discover and to process. Obviously, I love travel and

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  • Visiting Kraków, Poland: Part 2 "Through the Backdoor" - from a local farmer's market to the Jewish ghetto on happiestwhenexploring.com [photo by TWojtowicz via Creative Commons]

    Visiting Kraków, Poland: Part 2

    May 23, 2016,

    Kraków is a really special city – with a perfect combination of history, architecture, lively squares, and green spaces. This is the second post to the visiting Kraków “series” – I have quickly fallen in love with Kraków and with what this city has to offer, and I wanted to

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