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Hi! I’m Aaron.

I’m a self-professed traveler. More aptly speaking, a backpacker. It kind of started in the military and just kept on that way afterward. I like traveling light and without a lot a planning. Over the years, I’ve grown myself out of hostels and super-tight budgets, moving on to hotels, museums, and cafes more befitting my age. (Or, I think they’re more befitting?)

Now days I travel as much as I can, even if it’s just someplace an hour down the road where I’ve never been. There’s always a new story out there to find. I try my best to chronicle those stories here. I hope you enjoy the stories, and maybe take away a helpful tidbit or two.

“Travel is the lens through which we view the cultures and things we don’t understand, and make sense of the things we didn’t know existed.” Me.

Prague! Europe’s Current “It” City.

Everybody I know has either been to Prague or wants to go to Prague. So yes, I too made a stop to check out this trendy city on the banks Vltava River. I found the capital city of the Czech Republic to be both charming, and (sadly) ridiculously overrun with people. Many of the city’s best sites were wasted on tourists attempting to see or be seen in densely packed throngs. I… Read More

Budapest! Hungarian Magnificence.

***I wandered into Budapest in June of 2019. This blog post, minus the currency information and the updated COVID information, reflects that adventure. Please check with your embassy regarding the current travel situation. Budapest, Hungary is a city where the beer is cold, the tourist sites are amazing, and the people are friendly. Two cities, melded into one, with layers of history, make for a rewarding travel experience. I greatly enjoyed my… Read More

Bucherest, Romania. A First Look at Eastern Europe.

Bucharest, Romania is one of those cities that takes work. It’s not going to give up its secrets to you easily, or all at once. You have to wade into it’s streets and alleyways and search around for yourself. Though a member of the European Union, Romania is not part of the so-called, Schengen Zone. This is good for travelers. If you’re spending a bunch of time traveling, you won’t be burning… Read More