Füssen

  Bavaria, Cinderella-land, literally. On our first full day in beautiful Germany, we drove from our hotel near the airport in Nuremberg, south to Neuschwanstein Castle, allegedly Walt Disney's real-life inspiration for the design of Disneyland's Cinderella's Castle. And it was a complete fairytale. Riding in a horse-drawn carriage into the mountains, the rainbow of [...]

Caernarfon

  Caernarfon, a city on the water with a castle, a dragon, and a drawbridge. Quiet and colorful, like something out of a fairytale book.  We stayed two nights in a small B&B attached to a pub within the old castle walls. It was a quick, slightly last-minute weekend getaway for us from Cambridge, but [...]

Snowdonia

Snowdonia

Spent the weekend in a fairytale land, chasing fairies through the grass, searching for dragons in the mountains. Wales was a green, grey fantasy, the kind of place that calls you outside, in the rain. First, Tŷ Hyll, the Ugly House, a place with an unknown history. Though, rumor has it, it may have been constructed [...]

Sandringham

Sandringham Estate, autumnal apple-picking at the orchards of the Queen's beloved Norfolk country house.  This is the first time I've ever been apple picking in England; it's definitely a much different, more organic experience than apple picking in New England where everything is engineered to entertain. There were no cider donuts or hay bales, just [...]

World’s End

Back, just in time for sunset on my last day home. I told my brother that we could go anywhere he wanted, and he chose here, World's End. Last time, on my last day, we came here too; it was cold and snowy. No cold and snow this time, but the skyline, the same. The [...]

Boston

Home in my city. Back here for two weeks from Europe for volunteering, meetings, networking, interviewing. I've been all over the world, and I still love it here. I love the sense of walking and knowing and belonging. Of knowing that it will always welcome me back, no matter how long I've stayed away.