Author: Thedriftingdreamer

Hiking the “W” Day 3: Italiano –> French Valley –> Los Cuernos

Hiking the “W” Day 3: Italiano –> French Valley –> Los Cuernos

Italiano –> Up and Down the French Valley –> Los Cuernos Day 3 emerged cold, foggy, and starkly beautiful. Italiano, although limited in resources, has to be one of the most peaceful places to camp on earth. The river streaming out of the French Valley…

Hiking the “W” Day 2: Refugio Grey –> Camp Italiano

Hiking the “W” Day 2: Refugio Grey –> Camp Italiano

Refugio Grey –> Camp Italiano 18.5 km -and- the day of the stomach bug Our day started out cold and drizzly, a bit dark but otherwise uneventful. We packed up camp outside of Glacier Grey, got breakfast going, and headed out. The hike out of…

Hiking the “W” Day 1: Paine Grande –>Glacier Grey

Hiking the “W” Day 1: Paine Grande –>Glacier Grey

Our route: Day 1: Puerto Natales–> Visitors Center –> Lago Pehoe –> Glacier Grey We took the bus from Puerto Natales (another conversation in and of itself) into the Park. This took roughly 2 hrs and 20 minutes. The bus will automatically stop at the…

If you have more than 72 hours in Paris…

If you have more than 72 hours in Paris…

Then consider adding these things to your list… Montmartre The neighborhood in the north of Paris that previously housed Le Chat Noir and Moulin Rouge, Montmarte is remarkably well preserved and is worth at least walking through. Montmartre was the home of such notables as…

Housing in Lauterbrunnen

Housing in Lauterbrunnen

Housing in Lauterbrunnen deserves its own article, simply because I can cover almost all of the major options on one web page. Keep in mind these places can fill up fast, especially during high season, and since many of the room rates are completely dependent…

How to get to and from the Brussels Airport

How to get to and from the Brussels Airport

Getting to and from Brussels Airport can definitely be confusing. The airport train is in the basement level of the airport. From there, you can take a train into Brussels or an international train into the Netherlands. If you want to go to Paris, Cologne,…

Public Transportation in London

Public Transportation in London

Buses v. Underground? There are a myriad of options for transportation in London. Of course, you have the option to take a taxi, but I want to cover buses and the underground as well. London Buses: This is a cheap, efficient, and fun way to…

How does the London Oyster Card work?

How does the London Oyster Card work?

The Oyster Card is, in my opinion, the easiest way to travel around London. It’s an electronic card that you can re-load as you need to and gives you access to most public transportation in London. To place credit on the card, you have to…

Where to Stay in Brussels

Where to Stay in Brussels

There are 19 different boroughs within Brussels that you can choose to stay in. I’m only going to cover a few here in this article.  Saint-Gilles: It’s a mix between hipster and dirty, fun and kind of funky, vibrant and loud. The closer you to stay…

Public Transportation in Brussels

Public Transportation in Brussels

Metro The Metro in Brussels consists of four lines, Line 1 (magenta), Line 2 (red), Line 5 (yellow) and Line 6 (blue). I’ve included a picture of the metro above, but I also have the site linked here if you want to print a copy.…