Staying in a Rifugio

When I thought of Italy, I imagined Roman ruins, cute little villages, and vineyards as far as I could see. What I didn’t image, were the beautiful, dramatic mountains. I honestly had no idea Italy had any real mountains here. But I have fallen head over heels in love with the Dolomites, the Italian Alps….

A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

I’m a list maker, so naturally when I came to Europe, I made a list of all the places I wanted to visit while over here (I mean, aside from just writing “everything” on a piece of paper). Plitvice Lakes National Park was high up on the list (or the waterfall park as I still can’t…

7 Reasons Budapest Should Be at the Top of Your List

Budapest was a gem. Honestly, I didn’t expect it. My husband had a long weekend at work and we were trying pick somewhere to go. Since we have both lived in Europe at separate times, we’ve got most of the “big” spots (you know, Paris, Madrid, London, Dublin, etc.) covered between the two of us….

Ljubljana, Slovenia [PHOTO BLOG]

One of the countries never on my bucket list was Slovenia. In fact, the whole trip, I kept calling it Slovakia 🙈. BUT it was an interesting little country to explore for the weekend! Joe had been there before, and it was an easy 2 hour drive from Aviano. We stayed in Ljubljana (pronounced like…

Venice, Italy [PHOTO BLOG]

After about 3 weeks of living in Italy (an hour from Venice, mind you), I finally visited Venice! It was such a magical city! I didn’t get to check everything off my Venice bucket list (yes, I do have an actual list). Instead, we spent most of the day just wandering around. It just gives…

Galicia, Spain [PHOTO BLOG]

Although Spain wasn’t necessarily high on my list of places to visit — since I was there when I studied abroad — my former coworker (who is from Spain!) happened to be in Europe just as I was arriving. So my fiancé and I took a long weekend over the 4th of July to visit…

Change of Pace

It’s been a while since I posted something on here other than a monthly review. So I figured now is the perfect time for a little update. The first half of my year was crazy. I didn’t really travel anywhere (well, except Florida, cause who doesn’t love the beach, right?), which was way different than…

Lisbon, Portugal

“So why’d you decide to go to Portugal?” There could be any number of answers: the history, the beaches, the nightlife, the food, the people. My answer? “I found cheap plane tickets.” Yes, I went to Portugal not because it was on my bucket list (although I had heard great things about the country) nor…

Yoga-ing Around Iceland :)

Yoga and travel are two of my favorite things. And when you travel with your best friend who also happens to be a photographer, you naturally fall into the role of “model” for the trip. Now, I’m not very natural when it comes to being in front of the camera (that’s what my younger sisters…

My Iceland Adventure

A few years ago, I had a brief layover in Iceland. While I was in Reykjavik,  I decided I was going to come back and explore this beautiful country one day. So I did! When I found cheap plane tickets, I quickly enlisted my friend Janine, and we made our way to this beautiful country filled…