I’ve had the opportunity to travel to a lot of beautiful places over the years. It’s something I’ve made a point to do because I feel like exploring new places, cultures, people, and experiences has forced me to learn so much about myself — and has really opened up my world to new possibilities! Recently I’ve been reminiscing a lot because my sister and I have been talking about our next trip in the fall (stay tuned)! It’s a surprise as to where, but I’ll fill you in as soon as we flesh out our plans!
Here are my three most recent 3 international trips I often reminisce on:
1.) Groznjan and Rovinj, Croatia
Croatia was so beautiful! We were only able to cover Rovinj and Groznjan (as well as some of the countryside which was so breathtaking), but I’m determined to go back so that I can see some of the bigger cities like Dubrovnik. Everywhere you there are rolling hills (much like Italy) and beautiful scenery, and as you can see, the architecture is so vibrant! Rovinj was one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever been to. Picture a small cobblestone town on the water where you can see the most perfect sunset every. single. night. Every church, townhouse, and building encompassed the most beautiful detailed architecture and bright, lively colors. I definitely want to go back someday!
2.) Vienna, Austria
Vienna was filled with so much culture! Everywhere I turned there was something to see or do, and every little corner of the city was magical. I’m so lucky I was able to cherish those memories with my mom’s side of the family and my grandmother who had been wanting to see Austria for years! We visited St. Stephen’s Cathedral which was the most beautiful and intricate church, and the historic part of the city is stunning as well as the Palace and its gardens. Other places we visited: the Opera House, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Austrian National Library, and Demel for chocolate and tasty baked goods.
Iceland has by far been the most different place I’ve ever visited. It doesn’t take long to realize you’re far from home — I distinctly remember looking down from the plane and being positive I was landing on another planet! Almost immediately you drive past miles of lava fields, which by far is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I absolutely loved my time there — from the lagoon/hot springs to visiting Vik and Reykjavik, to staying with a family and experiencing farm life with them there, to seeing the Northern lights — it was truly a magical experience.
I didn’t go as far into each place simply because I’ve talked about some of my travels before in other posts. If you’re interested, you can read more on my travel experiences below:
Or you can see all of my travel posts here!