Hey There Travelers!
I love traveling – especially to Europe – in fact it has become a passion. This passion came later in life so you can say I am a late bloomer traveler.
Who knew my passion and love of European travel would begin when my older son did a semester of study abroad in Europe? Yet who would really be surprised? I have always been interested in my ancestral roots – which are mostly European -- and history in general. It should not be a surprise that visits to the medieval cathedrals, castles, and palaces would captivate me. That day trip to the century-old city of Toledo an hour outside of Madrid would pave the way for my passion and where relaxing vacations now are explorations and adventures.
I am not claiming to be an expert but found through trial and error, things that make my journeys more enjoyable. I would like to share what I have learned and turn my travel tips into maximizing your journeys.
I once saw an article that said to skip package tours and cruises and have adventures instead – I halfway agree with this and would say do half and half. I am not a fan of packaged tours and agree it curtails your freedom and ability to have impromptu meetings with locals and surprise finds. I do however love scheduling day trips and leaving some days open to fill in as you go as you explore and meet other people who share places they have enjoyed. I like to use travel book guides not as itineraries, but as just that, guides.
I hope to offer ways to help make your travels more enjoyable and maybe even inspire some TO TRAVEL.
Please join me as we travel together whether you are a young traveler, late bloomer traveler, a reluctant traveler – or somewhere in between – watching our travel dollar in some ways – trying to be efficient but always ready for fun and adventure.