My friends know that I am a die-hard FC Barcelona fan, so I was hesitant about visiting Madrid. Not a fan of Real Madrid…but I couldn’t let that stop me from visiting all the other great things in this city! One thing that let me know I was in Real Madrid territory was that as … More Madrid Diaries
Another European adventure in the books for Sophia and I. This year we have chosen two countries to explore, Spain and the Netherlands. Join me as we learned about the culture and history of these countries. First stop, one night in Barcelona. Having family in different parts of the world is pretty lucky. I was … More The Spanish Adventure Begins…
To start my travel writing for 2018, I decided to share a few more tips for my fellow travelers and readers who plan on buying their airplane tickets soon. If anyone needs more advice or would like to have guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Savings, Savings, SAVINGS! I have taken some … More Travel Tips Pt. 2
The main reason why I said “Yes” to this last destination is that one of my favorite movies is P.S. I Love You. I thought to myself, “Maybe I’ll find my Gerry here.” So I decided to place Ireland on our travel list. Honestly, I don’t regret a thing. Our flight arrived at the International … More Dreamland Gan Choinne
On our first full day, Sophia wanted to visit the Louvre and spend our Sunday at the Gardens of Versailles. She booked our Louvre tickets the night before so all was set. We took a bus to the Louvre, went through security and found out that our museum tickets were booked for Sunday! Sophia felt … More Paris Mon Amour Pt 2.
In order to get to Paris from La Spezia, Italy, Sophia and I went through various obstacles and transportation platforms. We literally took a bus, trains and a plane to get to our next stop. Our train was at 10:15 am. By now, Sophia and I know how much time to plan for ourselves so … More Paris Mon Amour Pt 1.
A train from Rome to Florence was easy. For our next destination, we had to take two trains. It wasn’t too difficult, we were already getting used to the time change so we were more awake on our train rides. It took us about three hours to get to La Spezia from Florence. … More Cinque Terre.
Our first train ride to Florence was easy. We took a direct train to Florence and spent about 3 hours traveling. We got off the train and I had the chance to practice my Italian. We couldn’t find a place to catch a bus or metro to where our hostel was. Sophia figured out that … More Firenze.
Rome caught Sophia and me by surprise. I was getting a little nervous when they started speaking Italian in the airport gate announcements. We bought bus tickets to a train station near our air BnB and waited to get on the plane for about 30 minutes. Off to a great start right? This was the first … More La Città Eterna
Barcelona Day 1 was so much to take in and now prepare for more. Tip: When traveling to many places and on a budget, or low on money, invest in some granola bars. Sophia and I brought some with us on this trip and later on bought some more. They’re a great replacement for breakfast … More Bar-the-lona: Days 2 – 3