Southern England Travel Blog – Cornwall, Oxford, Dorset, Bristol, and Brighton in 8 Days

Cornwall has been somewhere I have wanted to go for quite some time. I had heard nothing but great things about it, and I am so glad I finally got to plan a trip when the lockdown restrictions lifted. The southern coast is so beautiful that it didn't even feel like I was still in... Continue Reading →

Where in Europe Photo Quiz

Can you match the picture to where in Europe it was taken? Comment below with how many you got correct and which ones you didn't know. All photos were taken by me and can be read about in my blog posts πŸ™‚

Rovaniemi, Finland Travel Blog

Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland and the ultimate Winter getaway! There's snow on the ground for approximately six months of the year, which makes this European city feel like Christmas even in the off-season. Although the Coronavirus forced us to go home early, we were... Continue Reading →

Malaga and Ronda, Spain Travel Blog

Malaga Malaga was the perfect European destination for a 3-day weekend in February. The weather was perfect the entire time, the food was great, and the sights were gorgeous. Malaga lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometers east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km north of Africa.... Continue Reading →

Zurich, Switzerland Travel Blog

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Accommodation Inside FIVE City Apartments I stayed at Inside Five City... Continue Reading →

San Marino Travel Blog

Travel San Marino is a perfect destination to visit from Bologna. A lot of people go just for a day trip, but I read that it is nice to be there for sunrise and sunset as well, so I decided to stay one night. I am so glad that I did! One day would have... Continue Reading →

Bologna, Italy Travel Blog

Accomodation: Hotel Holiday I stayed at Hotel Holiday, which is pretty centrally located. It’s about a 10 minute walk to the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore, and a 15 minute walk to the central train station. It offers a small complementary breakfast buffet. The bed was large and the shower was amazing! I think the... Continue Reading →

Tallinn, Estonia Travel Blog

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia that is extremely photogenic with wonderful sights that include ancient churches, medieval streetscapes, and noble merchants' houses. I really loved how walkable the Old Town is. On every single street, there was something beautiful to see. Tallinn definitely ranks very high on my list of European cities and... Continue Reading →

Visby, Sweden Travel Blog

Visby is the one stop on the cruise that pleasantly surprised me. Visby is Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval town. It was a very photogenic destination with cobbled streets, pastel cottages, and historic buildings within the city walls. It has beautiful ruined Gothic churches. I visited during Medieval Week, which is definitely the week to go! I... Continue Reading →

Helsinki, Finland Travel Blog

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. Since I only had one day in Helsinki, I tried to fit in as much as possible. I started the morning off by... Continue Reading →

York, England Travel Blog

On my way back home from the Lake District, I stopped in York for a few hours. York is a city in North Yorkshire, England located at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. Since I had my dog with me, I could only explore outside attractions besides the dog-friendly cafe that I ate... Continue Reading →

The Lake District, England Travel Blog

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin. The National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.... Continue Reading →

Brugge, Belgium Travel Blog

Brugge (or Bruges) is a city full of canals, beer, fries, and of course the delicious waffles. It is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. It is described as "Venice of the North" and if you catch a... Continue Reading →

Valencia, Spain Travel Blog

Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the city center. The total population is around 1.6 million people. I flew into Valencia airport, which is approximately 30 minutes from the city center. There is a metro in the airport, which is the most convenient way I... Continue Reading →

Black Sea, Romania Travel Blog

Black Sea Constanta Casino Marina Bay Museum of National History and Archeology Roman Catholic Church Acvariu Aquarium Church in Old Town Building with Vines Constanta Casino Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Transylvania, Romania Travel Blog

Peles Castle Peles Castle Peles Castle Pelisor Castle Sinaia Monastery Bran Castle Secret Stairway - Bran Castle View From Club Vila Bran Club Vila Bran Bran Castle Center Bran Castle Windows Hiked up the hill across from Bran Castle Rasnov Fortress from Below Brasov City Hall Restaurant in Brasov Brasov Council Square

Coral Bay, Cyprus Travel Blog

Panareti Coral Bay Resort Coral Bay Beach Rocks at Coral Bay Beach Being a mermaid in Coral Bay Coral Bay Shipwreck Caves near the Shipwreck Sunset by the shipwreck Oniro By the Sea Restaurant Edro III Shipwreck Coral Beach Dive Center Coral Bay Shore Scubadiving Trattoria La Vigna Italian Restaurant Blazing Saddles Pub Dirty Martini... Continue Reading →

Mainland, Malta Travel Blog

We visited Malta on our 3-year wedding anniversary. We have take a picture of a picture every year. Great place for a photo shoot! Mellieha Ferry Port - View from our hotel room Our hotel had 3 huge outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool Deck at the resort Paradise Bay Resort Maltese wine and beer... Continue Reading →

Gozo, Malta Travel Blog

Ferry from Mellieha to Gozo Booked a quad tour to explore the whole island of Gozo Gozo Beach Cruising around the island Cathedral we whizzed by Statue of the Risen Christ on Tas-Salvatur Hill My turn to drive! Sea Salt Pans where salt is produced for the islands I'm sorry, what?!? Wow! Just a man... Continue Reading →

Comino, Malta Travel Blog

Caves on the way to Comino island Where the boat drops you off at Comino island Crystal clear blue water at the Blue Lagoon Taking in the view from the rocks Walking along the edge Saw the tower in the distance so decided to walk to it So many lizards in Malta St. Mary's Tower... Continue Reading →

Luxembourg, Luxembourg Travel Blog

Historic Promenade Views Notre-Dame Cathedral Adolphe Bridge Saint Michael's Church Old City Walls Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

Ring Road, Iceland in 9 Days Travel Blog

Day 1: Arrive at Keflavik International AirportBridge between the ContinentsBlue LagoonChurch of HallgrimurSun VoyagerHotel: The Capital-Inn Blue Lagoon Outside of the Blue Lagoon Blue Lagoon Sun Voyager Sun Voyager Church of Hallgrimur Bridge Between Continents Day 2: ThingvallavatnThingvellirSilfra Diving LocationBruarfoss WaterfallStokkurGeysirGullfoss FallsBruarhlooVatnsleysufossSkalholt CathedralKerid CraterHotel: Riverside Guesthouse Thingvellir Geysir Gulfoss Falls Day 3: SeljalandsfossGljufurarfossSeljavallalaugSkogafossWrecked DC-3 PlaneDyrholaey... Continue Reading →

Milan, Italy Travel Blog

Duomo Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II Piazza del Duomo Sforza Castle Sempione Park behind the Castle Arch of Peace Duomo at night On top of the Duomo Duomo Rooftop Duomo Interior Basillica San Lorenzo On top of the Duomo Duomo Crowds

Lake Como, Italy Travel Blog

Como Boating Dock Brunate Cathedral View from Brunate. Took the Funicular up from Como. Menaggio Menaggio View of Varenna from Ferry Varenna restaurant with a view Varenna Cathedral View of Lake Como from Varenna Beautiful Varenna Ferry ride on Lake Como has some amazing views! Lake Como

Sofia, Bulgaria Travel Blog

Mineral Bath Soaks Fountains in front of the National Theatre Cathedral Interior Witnessed a Bulgarian Wedding Church of St George Independence Square Russian Church Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Central Mineral Baths Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Ivan Vazov National Theatre Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Monument to the Tsar Liberator

Bamberg, Germany Travel Blog

Bamberg Christmas Market Bakery in the shape of a gingerbread house Bridge opposite Old Town Hall HellerHaus "Wedgewood" House on Untere Brucke Bridge The Old Court - Alte Hofhaltung Neue Residenz Obere Pfarre Carmelite Monastery Inside Obere Pfarre Obere Pfarre Altes Rathaus Old Town Hall on the River Regnitz Old Town Hall Bridge Christmas Tree... Continue Reading →

Nuremberg, Germany Travel Blog

Enjoying Gluhwein (Mulled Wine) at the Christmas market! My favorite Christmas tradition. Toy Museum Saint Lawrence Church View from Nuremberg Castle Kaiserburg Imperior Castle Interior Kaiserburg Castle Christmas Markets in front of St Lawrence Church Handwerkerhof Medieval Shopping Area with small shops focusing on traditional crafts Craft Market Outside of Handwerkerhof Crowded Christmas Market at... Continue Reading →

Billund, Denmark Travel Blog

The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called "Lego", derived from the Danish phrase leg  Outside of Hotel Legoland Hotel Legoland Hotel Legoland Legoland Winter World in Lalandia Billund Brewery brews mead,... Continue Reading →

Munich and Schwangau, Germany Travel Blog

Delicious pretzels at Oktoberfest! Liters of beer early in the morning Oktoberfest New Town Hall Motorcycle Show Horses Bavaria Statue at the RuVhmeshalle Hall of Fame View of Oktoberfest from Theresienwiese Most popular beer in Munich Inside one of the tents All the tents were different in the inside. Welcome Sign New Town Hall Old... Continue Reading →

8-Day Mediterranean Cruise Travel Blog

My husband and I went on the 8-Day 8-Day Greek Isles Cruise from Venice on Norwegian Cruise Line. Our ship was called the Jade. We booked through Military Cruise Deals to get the best deal for being affiliated with the military. Out itinerary included Venice, Corfu, Thira/Santorini, Mykonos, Athens/Piraeus, Split, and back to Venice. The... Continue Reading →

Venice, Italy Travel Blog

Gondola Ride Gondolas Doge's Palace Piazza San Marco St Mark's Basilica St. Mark's Clocktower Grand Canal Santa Maria della Salute Ponte dell'Accademia San Simeone Piccolo Museo di Storia Naturale Rialto Bridge

Santorini, Greece Travel Blog

Took a pirate ship to the volcanic island and hiked up it Wouldn't be Santorini without seeing donkeys all over the place. We opted not to take the presumed uncomfortable, bumpy ride. Had to squeeze past the mass of donkeys on our walk down the curvy road View of the Santorini volcano Took a cable... Continue Reading →

Mykonos, Greece Travel Blog

Adorable dog waiting for his owner to come back in the Tuk Tuk Greek orthodox red-domed church Found one of my favorite quotes How cute is this house?!? Mykonos port harbor We took a half-day jeep tour around the island. Loved cruising around! Spent a couple hours lounging at Elia Beach All the jeeps on... Continue Reading →

Athens, Greece Travel Blog

The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the peak of its power. Old Temple of Athena Acropolis View from the top of the Acropolis Rear of the... Continue Reading →

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