Category Europe

[on the road] Highlights of Iceland

Hello from Albania! I have some downtime at a cafe here in Tirana, so wanted to quickly blog about Iceland to share some photos. We had an amazing time in Iceland! The scenery is just beautiful, and we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on our last night there. The people are very […]


[photo of the day] Seeing the Northern Lights from Iceland

Wow! I saw the Northern Lights! I feel like it’s been on my list, and it was actually kind of surreal actually seeing it. It did take a few tries though. The first night we went on the tour that drives you outside Reykjavik and away from city lights. However, the Northern Lights never really […]

[on the road] Goodbye for now, Brighton.

I think my time in Brighton has officially come to an end. I thought it did when I left early October, but I got the chance to return to go to my graduation and see many of the friends I met there and the places I frequented. As I walked towards the beach as the […]

Hello and Welcome! || Travel journal & map updates.

Hello! Welcome to my site! This is something I’ve been working on for a few months on the side (but brainstorming for a LONG time now). I’m glad that I’m done with school now and have some time while I’m job searching to work on this. Perfect project to work on in this transition time! […]

[photo gallery] Italy (July 2012)

 I was excited to explore parts of Italy I’ve never been before and let me tell you, it was amazing!! I especially loved Cinque Terre. Probably my favorite place in Italy.

[photo gallery] Greece (July 2012)

Photos from our summertime adventure island hopping in Greece. So beautiful!

[photo of the day] View from the Schilthorn, Switzerland

This past summer I spent some time in the Lauterbrunnen Valley of Switzerland and it was quite the adventure. What a view! We took a cable car from Gimmelwald (where we were staying) up to Murren, and then from there, we took another cable car up to the summit of Schilthorn, at 2970m high.  It […]

2012: My year in travel

Where in the world was Victoria? 2012…what an amazing year! It will likely go down in my books as one of the best years ever. I couldn’t have even imagined the fun I’d have, the things I’d learn, and the lifelong friends I’d meet when I decided to attend school at the University of Sussex […]

[photo of the day] Brighton, UK

This is the first in my series of photos of the day on the MapWanderer blog. I’ll try to post as much as I can, but we’ll see how that goes! I fell in love with Brighton. Living in this eclectic British seaside town was an adventure in itself. I had the privilege of living […]

I love Europe!

Back in October, I ended my year+ in Europe with a visit from the family in September, a brief return to Brighton, and a relaxing time in Switzerland. It was a perfect conclusion to the year, and reminds me why I love Europe so much! This past time was my 4th time in Europe since […]