While in Santa Cruz, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, which is another one of my favorite spots in the city. I was itching for a hike so I decided to check out the short, one-mile trail the park had. Luckily for me, the park is an excellent location to spot monarch butterflies! The…

Favorite thing: Biking through a Viennese suburb. I seriously could have done this every day. Actually, my last two weeks in Vienna I did do this every day! (Apologies for the strange colors again. No camera.) There are bike/walking paths everywhere in Oberlaa, which is on the outskirts of Vienna. They go through fields, parks,…

May 29th: This was a huge snail from one of my walks. This picture doesn’t really do it justice.  May 30th: This was at Stift Altenburg (sorry the site is in German).  I believe “stift” is monastery in English, although I’m not positive at the moment.  The audio tour my mom and I took of the…

My lack of posting is partially due to laziness (okay, actually that’s a big part of it) and partially due to the fact that my computer is so freaking slow. My apologies.  I actually tried to do this yesterday and my computer was just not having it.  Feb. 18th: The Naschmarkt in Vienna.  If you…