Venice has always rewarded those who are able/patient enough to navigate away from the busy crowds of the Grande Canal, San Marco, and all the identical tourists shops and trap restaurants that surround it.
After visiting Italy (solo style) back in October 2015, I never thought I would be back this quick. I remember how sad I felt as I flew out of Venice towards Dublin to start the next part of the adventure – I knew I had to go to a new country, but I also knew … More Italy Revisited
Outside of staying in the Cinque Terre, Sintra was hands down my favourite town over the last 2 months of my trip. After taking a day trip here from Lisbon, I knew that one day would not be nearly enough to experience the town and I would end up returning for 3 nights. Sintra became … More Simply Sintra
The sun sets on Porto (November, 2015) When I look back on my three months away there are a few things that stick out to me. One, I had some amazing food. Two, I fell in love with certain places simply by casually walking around with no goal or agenda. Porto just happens to be … More My Favourite Walks: Porto
When keeping a travel journal becomes a task not worth completing… Last fall I spent about three months in parts of Europe. Most of my first month was spent in Italy, and this is very evident in my journal as my first 20 days were covered to the very detail. Every meal, walk, activity, hostel … More The Unfinished Travel Journal
Alfama – Lisbon – Portugal – November 2015 I overthink a lot of situations in life, so it’s no surprise that there are times when it comes to travel when my mind isn’t exactly at ease when making decisions. Should I go back or should I go somewhere completely new? Do I stay at the … More Going Back vs. Moving On
On some tiny bridge in Venice… It’s been 128 days since I returned home from a 80 somethin’ day trip to Europe. 128 days removed from an experience that had been on the back burner ever since I was told “You can do anything as long as you get an education”, and I took that to … More 128 Days Later