By virtue of a last-minute day trip made in addition to our best-laid plans, Mere & I ended up spending a couple of days in Brussels; the thing is, the couple of days were split between two weekends. There’s a lesson somewhere in there about traveling smarter, not harder, but we still had a lot of fun!
With a crazy 2017 pretty much in the books and a hectic 2018 on the horizon, Mere & I opted to try to take it easy over the holidays this year. While we missed seeing family and friends in the States, we quite enjoyed kicking back in Maastricht for the month…even though we had plenty of fun times with our adopted family! Here are some of the highlights!
We’d already had a great time bombing around central Romania with a great group of friends, which by this time included our amazing driver, Madulin. Even so, we still had more to see! We started with a trip up to Sighisoara, and ended our adventure back down in Bucharest for Halloween.
This past October, after a year of blocking off dates, planning out itineraries, and convincing a bunch of friends about how awesome it was going to be, Mere & I got to take an amazing road trip through Romania! We had high expectations going in, but it turned out to be a truly unforgettable experience.
Picking up where we left off…awhile ago! Salzburg was a great place to start our mini-trek into Austria, but we had one more stop in mind before catching a flight back. Hallstaat is a charming little mountain town built on a lake of the same name, and we were looking forward to exploring it!
I have not seen The Sound of Music. Mere swears that I would love it, as I do love both music and musicals, but it just hasn’t happened. Anyway, I’m more motivated to see it now that I know that it features such smash hits as The Lonely Goatherd, and a city as lovely as Salzburg. This is all a roundabout way of saying that Salzburg was awesome!
With another Oktoberfest in the books, Mere & I decided to get out of town and take a fall drive through Bavaria. The region is home to a number of beautiful lakes (“lake” is see in German; get it?!?), and we decided to stop by Chiemsee and Konigssee.
Here’s Part 2 of our Greek Road Trip! On Wednesday, we planned to drive due east into the heart of the country, ultimately stopping to see the monasteries of Meteora. That being said, we made sure to get up early so we could walk up to see Parga’s castle before we left!
At the end of August, Mere had a work trip down to Preveza in northwestern Greece. She ended up having a few days off, so I took a spur-of-the-moment trip down to join her! The trip down was more eventful that I would have liked, but after a *very* long Sunday, I picked her up […]