On My European To Do List…Albania

I’ve been to a lot of countries in Europe, way more than I have posted about on this blog. There is something about this place that I just can’t get […]

Midsummer in Sweden Video || Part One

Oh sweet Midsummer, how I love thee. So much so that I have decided to make some videos about you!   This is the first installment of my Midsummer in […]

This Week on SHABL: On Friendship, Bribery, and Narrowly Avoiding Deportation from Ukraine

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hello SHABL, I know, strange blog post title, but trust me – this story contains all three elements. First comes friendship. At the […]

Traveling between Belgrade and Sarajevo

If you read my post yesterday then you already know that I think Sarajevo is one of the coolest cities ever and that you shouldn’t miss it the next time […]

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Sarajevo on Your Next Trip to Europe

In a recent interview I did for Cezar of Imperator Travel, I named Sarajevo as one of my Top 5 Eastern Europe. I placed it in the Number 3 position, […]

Anatomy of a Couchsurf: Meeting Magda & Paweł in Wrocław, Poland

More often than not, when people hear that I “couchsurf” on my travels they look at me like I am crazy. You do what? Stay on some random person’s couch? […]

20 iPhone portraits of Kiev on Matador Trips

Check out my latest photo essay on Matador Trips! It’s called 20 iPhone portraits of Kiev. I’ve been working on it for a while now and had hoped it would […]

Palm Springs: The Ultimate Chill Out Town

Truth be told, there’s not a whole lot I miss about living in California aside from my family and friends. People I meet in Sweden are generally shocked when I […]

This Week on SHABL: Four Simple Ways Couchsurfing Has Changed the Way I Travel

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life.. If you read Rob’s post last week on making friends while traveling, then you probably knew this was coming. We had a […]

Ukraine Interview on Travelinksites.com

 Check out this short and sweet interview I did  about traveling Ukraine over on Travelinksites! 1. Could you briefly introduce yourself, your site and your experience travelling in Ukraine? Hey! I’m Larissa […]

Eurovision Euphoria in Sweden

If you follow European events then you may be aware that one of the biggest of them all, the Eurovision song contest,  was just held a couple Saturdays ago in […]

Meet Möllan – Coolest Neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden

Welcome to my hood, Möllevången aka Möllan. Just a quick introduction to where I live in Malmö, “the most colorful district“. Not like I didn’t know. I grab last minute […]

This Week on SHABL: A Story About Studying in Sweden

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hej SHABL, Just thought it would be an appropriate time to tell you about my life as a student as the end […]

Watching Miike Snow at Malmöfestivalen

One of the coolest things about being in Malmö towards the end of August is Malmöfestivalen. It’s a huge festival/party that lasts a week with various activities and concerts happening […]

A Little Cambodia Fauxtography

It has been seven years since I was in Cambodia but the beauty of the country and its people are still fresh in my mind.  I was there for three […]

Hanging at Hampton Court Palace in London

This little throwback happened at the end of Summer 2011 when I flew from Odessa to spend a few sunny days in London as an early birthday present to myself. […]

This Week on SHABL: A Gypsy Sleepover in Valeni, Romania

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… So-caress SHABL? Thought I’d stop with the layover talk for a while and tell you another one of my strange travel tales. […]

Don’t Tell Mom, I’ve Been Sleeping with Gypsies

And it’s not at all what you think. This is a photo essay from the time I ended up eating dinner and staying the night with a gypsy family in […]

A Little Miami Fauxtography

Good morning from Paris! It’s roughly 5am and I am ready to start my day. Too bad no one else is though so I guess I will just use this […]

Istanbul through an iPhone lens on Matador Trips

So I just realized that I have failed to mention anything about the trip I took to Istanbul last October aside from just saying that I went. That’s a pretty […]