As a little girl I never really thought about traveling much. Traveling to me meant going to see family in Kansas, going to Florida, Wisconsin, or the Ozarks with my school friends…all not too far away. Those times were so much fun and memories were made, but I never really dreamt of traveling far away, like OVER SEAS. Like flying over the sea across the world to a foreign land. To places where the culture was completely opposite of all that I knew.
When I met my husband, he had a trip to Italy planned and I thought it was pretty cool that he was going alone to Rome to see a friend he had over there. That's where it started for me. I got inspired. He loved Rome and traveling to new places and taking in the new culture, and it must've rubbed off on me. Fast forward to a few years later, and we have traveled more than I ever thought I would-- I have loved every minute of it.
Later this year we are going to Greece. We booked our tickets recently, and we are stopping in Austria for a few days on the way. Yep, the place that the Sound of Music was filmed. They have a tour I may just have to force my husband to go on with me.
I usually like to go places where I KNOW there is amazing food. You can't blame me right? That's part of the experience for me. Food. Schnitzel doesn't really excite me, but if it's not delicious I will have Greece to look forward to for that. I did see something about cakes and strudel in Austria though so I may just survive on dessert for a few days.
More importantly, I hear its absolutely beautiful there and I am sure the photos below don't even do it justice. We are going to try to go hiking and/or drive around to see the countryside to take it all.
SO- two, well, really three new places this year. First up- Austria, Santorini, then Ikaria.
We can't wait to take on the relaxed culture in Greece and with friends in Ikaria. I guess they know the secret to long life there. I'll let ya know what I find out.