Experiences of 2016: 4 Continents, 8 Countries, One Year

US Cities Visited:

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Traverse City, MI
  4.  Los Angele, CA
  5. Siesta Key, FL
  6. New York, NY
  7. Key West, FL
  8. Nashville, TN
  9. Holland, MI



  1. Europe
  2. Asia
  3. South America
  4. North America

Countries Visited:

  1. England
  2. Iceland
  3. Switzerland
  4. Italy
  5. Vietnam
  6. Peru
  7. USA (Lots of cities!)
  8. Puerto Rico

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive
— Maya Angelou

Portland, Oregon


Chicago - Best Sights of the City

Las Vegas 


The 5th Annual Vegas Pool Party was an incredible time for Polina's 30th and a record turn out of friends! 

Here we are staying at MGM Grand Signature Towers and Pool Party at the MGM Grand Pool - The best lazy river in Vegas. 


An overbooked Iceland flights allows us to fly Business Class to London with a few hours to spare in the city. 


Italy (Rome, Florence, & Pisa)

Tourists posing with leaning tower of pisa

Tourists posing with leaning tower of pisa

Quick Tips:

  • Don't go in July- It's just too HOT!
  • "Skip the Line" passes are worth every penny!
  • Please: Selfies of you holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa...  Don't be that person (pictured right)
  • Eat and drink EVERYTHING
  • Visit over and over again




Summertime in the Midwest is the most rewarding, so we make sure we take advantage of the outdoors. Check out our Instagram Posts via @Wanderingclass & @Wanderingbrew for our favorite activities:


Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, and Hanoi in one week! Check out our blog post(s) about Vietnam:

Eating a bowl of pho for breakfast. streets of hanoi

Eating a bowl of pho for breakfast. streets of hanoi

halong bay

halong bay

Vikings Vs. Lions in the Brand Spankin New Stadium in Minneapolis

Corey's Birthday at Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis

Cusco, Peru - Volunteering

Polina volunteered with GlobeAware for one week in Cusco Peru. Staying in an Alberque we helped paint, assemble new beds, build stoves for village communities, build greenhouses, and spend quality time with the kids. We even got a chance to visit two incredible sites: Machu Pichu (here and here) and Rainbow Mountain

Los Angeles - Red Carpet Movie Premier & Anniversary

Anniversary Brunch at the ivy in la

Anniversary Brunch at the ivy in la

We hope everyone had incredible experiences no matter where they were! 

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