I'm Jordan

I"m the writer and dreamer behind the Hamburg-based travel blog "Wayfaring With Wagner." Always in search of the next castle or fairy-tale town, I seek to inspire those with a 9-5 job to pursue their own European adventure through day and weekend trips. I focus on fairy-tale destinations, with an emphasis on the historical and political backgrounds of these towns.

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Charming Weekend Trips

Visiting Tübingen in Wintertime

With the allure of a chocolate festival, I made my way to the southern Germany town of Tübingen (also known as Tuebingen or Tubingen to English speakers). While this town was named one of Germany’s most photogenic towns, it holds a special place in my heart for an entirely different reason – it’s where I studied…

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A Weekend Trip to Colmar // France

“Little Town, It’s a Quiet Village…” Did anyone else love Belle from Beauty and the Beast as much as me? Maybe it was because she had brown hair or maybe it was because she loved reading, but I think Belle is still one of my favorite Disney princesses. You can imagine my excitement when I finally got to…

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A Romantic Weekend in Bruges

A few weeks ago, the Prince and I headed to Belgium to celebrate our one-year anniversary and had the most romantic weekend in Bruges! Can you believe it’s been one year already?! What a wonderful, crazy, adventurous first year it has been! We started our relationship while living in two different countries, visited six additional…

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European Fairy Tale Destinations

A Magical Day Trip to Kaysersberg, France

I know that Colmar, France is considered the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast but the writers clearly didn’t pass through the Alsace town of Kaysersberg, France! I arrived in Colmar on a Saturday morning and immediately dropped my bags in my hotel before catching a bus for a magical day trip to Kaysersberg, France. Due to…

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The Historical Town of Dinant // Belgium

A couple of months ago, I clicked on an article that came up on Facebook titled, “19 Places in Europe You’ve Never Heard Of” and immediately fell in love with the historical town of Dinant, Belgium. The more I read about this town, the more I was convinced that I needed to visit it. With…

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A Charming Stopover in Innsbruck // Austria

While on our way back from our ski holiday in Serfaus, Austria this past March, I suggested to the Prince that we visit Innsbruck for a few hours. It was the departure point of our night train back to Hamburg and a great way to break up our journey! We were able to stroll around…

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Travel Tips & Advice

Tips for Dealing with Motion Sickness

Confessions of a 27-year-old travel blogger – I still get horrible motion sickness. For most of my life, I’ve always had to deal with motion sickness, although to varying degrees. It doesn’t matter the mode of transportation – plane, train, automobile, boat – I get it with any sort of movement (even during 3D movies…

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How to Travel with a Chronic Condition

I’ve been pretty open on my blog about being a two-time childhood cancer survivor. It’s such a huge part of my personal identity and a source of pride for me. But what I haven’t really talked about are the side effects that come along with being a cancer survivor, including traveling with a chronic condition….

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Is Eastern Europe Safe?

Whenever I tell someone that I lived in Croatia and Bulgaria for six months, I’m immediately met with the same reaction: “But is it safe? Even as a female AND an American?” My short answer: “Yes.” As a female and an American, I’ve never once felt unsafe in Eastern* Europe. I traveled throughout Croatia, Macedonia,…

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