I’ve always loved the book Dracula, and I can still remember reading it for the first time, curled up on a stormy winter night by the fireplace: perfect conditions for reading a scary story! When I first visited Whitby, the conditions were equally appropriate–threatening clouds filled the sky and the chilly air was eerily still except when interrupted by dramatic spurts of harsh wind. I was in the town that inspired one of the greatest vampire stories ever written, and it wasn’t hard to imagine the events of the book unfolding in this very place.
To me, nothing says “American summer” like long car trips through our beautiful country. With my classes starting today and summer drawing to a close, I thought I would put together my favorite photos from my road trips over the last few months.
There’s no other way of saying this: Brussels is a weird city. It’s not a place that is on every traveler’s to-go list when spending time in Europe, but it is in a country that I wanted to spend a little time in, so I made a quick stop there during my spring break Euro trip, and I’m glad I did!