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Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy

Venice, Italy | 2.0

Interestingly, two years later, I found myself booking an Airbnb for Venice, Italy. This time was different. This time I was bringing my Mom along to experience a taste of Italy. It was her very first trip to Europe, coming to visit me and meet my fiancé, Jaka, for the first time. Venice was our girls only part of the trip (sorry Jaka!) so we took a GoOpti* to Venice to begin our adventure. I traveled to Venice in 2015…

Kraków, Poland

It has taken me far too long to write this article. For many reasons, not sure how to organize it, I started over thinking everything and just stopped writing. Move across the world? Easy. Write about it? Different story. I want to document my experiences. I want to inspire others, not only to travel but to open their hearts to the possibilities of the world and their dreams. So, in May I went to Kraków, Poland. It was a bit…

Villa d'Este

Villa d’Este [Tivoli, Italy]

Back in 2014, I was living in England and took a trip back to Rome. It is shocking I have not written about Rome yet but that article will come when I figure out how to organize 1000's of pictures of everything I have seen there and around Italy. Suggestions are more than welcome. Back to the matter at hand, during this trip, I went to Tivoli, a town east of Rome to visit Villa d'Este, a UNESCO World Heritage…

Raglan Castle Wales

Welsh Castles

This will be a picture heavy, text light post. I recently took a two-day trip to Wales to see some castles. Wales is a beautiful place with what I think is an interesting history. These Welsh castles are remnants of days past, each one telling a different story of a moment in time. The first four castles were from this trip, and the final one, Conwy Castle, I went to in December but never wrote about, and well, it just fits…

View from the Astrological Tower

Prague, Czech Republic

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Prague, Czech Republic was the last stop after Vienna and Budapest on this incredible trip. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from Prague. Wow. Yeah, I really underestimated this city. Maybe that was part of the charm? Everywhere you look in Prague, there was something new, fascinating, and yes, charming, that was the right word. As I am writing this, I am thinking to myself, when can I go back again?…

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria has been a bucket list item for me ever since I knew there was a Europe. My affinity for this continent is thanks to classical music. I had this heavy chunk of metal tv-radio-cassette player-in-one as a child, and among its uses, my favorite was to play classical music radio stations. Sitting in my room as the sun beamed through the blinds listening to great symphonies, imagining myself in Europe being a ballerina or professional flautist. Of course,…

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary felt like a wave of Eastern Europe crashed into Western Europe. It was such an interesting mix of the two. The city has beautiful architecture dating from Roman ruins to Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and much more. This trip was 11 days through Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Articles detailing my experiences in Vienna and Prague will be posted in the near future. This article is probably a bit longer than previous ones, but I did so much and really…