Sitges, Spain

Something I’m learning about myself is that I always enjoy the small, off-the-beaten-path towns much more than the major tourist cities when we are traveling. Such was our experience in Spain. I would choose tiny Sitges over Madrid and Barcelona any day! The small, quaint beach town is something out of a Spanish fairytale (is […]

Continue Reading

Madrid, Spain

There’s nothing boring about Madrid. From flamenco dancing to suspenseful bull fighting, this place brings all the drama. And unless you like loud and rowdy fútbol fans EVERYWHERE, then avoid going during the Copa de la Liga championship. We really enjoyed the excitement. What were the highlights?  The Bull Fight: Although it’s very, very sad that […]

Continue Reading

London, England

Drum roll please… The LAST stop of our three-month world tour: LONDON. Returning to the city that I fell in love with on my study abroad in 2012, and being able to play “tour guide” for my husband, was such a treat. Finally being in an English-speaking country for the first time in three months […]

Continue Reading

Greece

Our Royal Caribbean cruise took us to several places throughout the Adriatic Sea, including these gorgeous islands of Greece. It was the perfect way to get a little taste of all of these places and see where we would like to go back and spend more time. Greece, especially the Santorini and Mykonos islands, were […]

Continue Reading

Venice, Italy

Venice is another place that exceeded all of our expectations. I knew it had canals, but I was surprised by how MANY. There are absolutely no cars on the island—just boats—because all of the streets are canals. The tiny pathways and canals were easy to get lost in, but that was the fun of it […]

Continue Reading

Florence, Italy

We stayed in a little neighborhood on the outskirts of the city center and loved doing that because it showed us what an authentic Italian neighborhood is like. The people of Florence are extremely nice! Our first night there we went to a small family-owned restaurant in our quiet neighborhood, and although the language barrier could’ve […]

Continue Reading

Rome, Italy

Rome is incredibly big and there is so much to see. This was my second time back to Rome and I still don’t feel like I’ve seen a fraction of it. Going from the relaxing beach days in the French Riviera to walking around all day in Rome was difficult at first but it quickly got […]

Continue Reading

Paris, France

I struggled to write this post, and re-started it about ten times, because we had the best few weeks in Paris and I didn’t even know where to begin. It was fun to play “tour guide” to Dillon of all the places I fell in love with while on study abroad years back, but the […]

Continue Reading

The French Riviera

We took the overnight sleeper train from Paris to Nice, France. To our surprise, we actually loved it! The unfamiliarity of sleeping in a six-person cabin with complete strangers was uneasy at first, but once we got settled in and used to it, we slept like babies. There’s nothing like waking up in the sunny […]

Continue Reading