The Imperial City: A Guide to Vienna, Austria

Often considered the continent’s culture capital, Vienna, Austria’s capital, is famous for its romance, music, art, and architecture. The city, located on the Danube river, is home to 23 districts, each with its own unique allure. Nicknamed the Imperial City, Vienna is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. From its imperial palaces, Schönbrunn and Hofburg; to its beautiful churches, St. Stephen’s and St. Peter’s; to its famous former residents, Beethoven and Strauss; Vienna is famous for dozens of reasons. Despite the short amount of time I spent in the city (just a day!), Vienna is easily one of my favourite cities I’ve ever visited. Throughout this post I’ll be giving you the ultimate guide to this Austrian metropolis, with info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions within Vienna.

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A Guide to Hallstatt, Austria

Set in the foothills of the Dachstein Mountains and on the Hallstatt Lake, Austria’s small village of Hallstatt is pretty much a fairytale town. Hallstatt, the oldest still inhabited village in Europe, is located in Austria’s Salzkammergut or Lake Region. With over 7000 years of history, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s very first salt mine.From the charming and colourful old town to the breathtaking lake views, there isn’t a single part of this town that isn’t picture perfect! Ever since I first saw a photo of Hallstatt I’ve wanted to visit, so when my family and I came to Austria this past winter I made sure we got to stop in Hallstatt. In this post I’ll be giving you the ultimate guide to this town, including info on how to get there, how long to stay, and what to see.

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City of Mozart: A Guide to Salzburg, Austria

Known for being home to dozens of beautiful Baroque buildings, the birthcity of Mozart, and the setting to the ‘Sound of Music’, Salzburg is one of the top destinations for tourists visiting Austria. The Hohensalzburg Fortress towers over the city from above, the Salzach river separates the city from below, and the old town’s gorgeous architecture defines its many streets. It is surrounded by the eastern Alps, giving it a stunning picturesque feel. In this post, I’ll be giving you the ultimate guide to Salzburg; including info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions in the city of Mozart.

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World City With A Heart: A Guide to Munich, Germany

From its modest founding in the 12th century to its current status as a world metropolis, Munich is overall one of the world’s best cities. It is located north of the Bavarian alps, on the banks of the Isar River, and in the German state of Bavaria. Known for its Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, and Hofbräuhaus, Munich is also known for being home to the record setting Bayern Munich. The city has recently been dubbed with the nickname “World City With A Heart”, because despite its recent rocky history, Munich is now a very welcoming and safe place for all. Throughout this post, I’ll be guiding you through Munich, including info and recommendations on how to get around, where to stay, and what to see in Bavaria’s capital.

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The Athens of America: A Guide to Boston, Massachusetts

One of America’s oldest and most historic cities, Boston, Massachusetts, played a major role in the founding of the country. The city’s Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile (4km) long route, leads tourists through 16 spots significant to the history of the US. From the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre to the American Revolution, the city is often called the Cradle of Liberty. Being home to the oldest public park in the US, the Boston Common; the oldest public beach in America, the Revere Beach; and the country’s first subway, the Tremont Street Subway; Boston is also one of the most visited cities in the US. In this post, I will be writing about everything you need to know about Boston, including info on transportation, accommodation, and attractions within Massachusetts’ capital.

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