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  • Travel Report: Italy in Review 🇮🇹

    Hello from Delta flight 67 Rome to Atlanta! Now that our time in Italy has wrapped up, I thought I’d try to compile some thoughts on our overall experience in Italy. This was my first time traveling in Italy. I’ve been wanting to visit for some time since I love Italian food and I have … read more

  • Travel Report: Puglia

    Hello from Puglia, aboard the train headed to Rome. Puglia was the last leg of our trip in Italy, aside from tonight in Rome before we catch our flight back to Atlanta tomorrow. So, let’s cover what we got into in Puglia! We stayed in a house just outside the city of Noci. It was a great … read more

  • Travel Report: Tuscany

    Ciao from Noci in the Puglia region of Italy! Get ready for a giant, image heavy post about our time in Tuscany! There’s so much beautiful scenery, I absolutely failed to edit this down. To start, and a big highlight of this part of our trip, was the Tuscan villa and farm where we stayed. This … read more

  • Travel Report: Florence

    Buonasera from Tuscany! Tonight’s post has the highlights from our time in Florence. We’ve been in Tuscany for a few days now and it’s taken me a while to get this post together because there’s so much I wanted to cover even though we only had 2 nights in Florence. And the … read more

  • Travel Report: Roma

    Ciao from on board the Frecciarossa high speed train to Florence! Rome was incredible! It’s hard to capture everything in one post, just like it’s hard to capture like 2,500 years of history in a few days in Rome! Still, here’s the highlights! I successfully linked up with my … read more

  • Travel Report: Milan to Rome and the end of my solo train journey

    Ciao from Rome! With my arrival in Rome, this marks the end of my solo journey that started in London, England. I’ve managed to make it all this way with nothing but train travel and my own two feet! Milano centrale. But before reflecting further, here’s my ride from Milan. This is … read more

  • Travel Report: A day in Milan 🇮🇹

    Buona sera da Milano! I spent the day wondering around Milan, here’s what I got into. The first stop for me today was Castello Sforzesco, a castle from the Renaissance era. It was fun to see the huge courtyards with their impressive architecture. Don’t forget to look up every now and … read more

  • Travel Report: Bernina Express from St. Moritz 🇨🇭 to Tirano 🇮🇹

    Hello from Milan, Italy! I’ve reached the final country on my trek and I’ve arrived via another world class train line. Today’s star was the Bernina Express, which travels between St. Moritz and Tirano, Italy. This line is named after the Bernina Pass through the Alps. In the last … read more

  • Travel Report: Day in St. Moritz 🇨🇭

    Hello again from St. Moritz! I decided to have a rather low key day today, the skies were mostly overcast and after so many days of either travel or activities, I was feeling the need to recover. So, what’s a low key day in the Swiss Alps look like? How about a short train ride, followed by a … read more

  • Travel Report Special Edition: How I packed for 1 month

    There’s some interest in how I packed for this trip, so here’s a post about that. (Hi, Su!) I knew I needed to develop a packing strategy ahead of the trip so I could be away for about a month. I also had a few other goals: Have a carry-on sized bag so I wouldn’t need to check it … read more

  • Travel Report: Glacier Express 🏔️ Zermatt to St. Moritz

    Hello from St. Moritz! Today is all about the Glacier Express, a scenic train through the Swiss Alps between Zermatt and St. Moritz. This train is considered a bucket list item by many and has accolades aplenty. Will it live up to these expectations? The exterior of the train is rather ordinary for … read more

  • Travel Report: Day in Zermatt

    Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland! Today was all about the mountains. I spent the morning with breakfast at the hotel (another enjoyable buffet!) and some wandering around town. I was waiting for the sky to clear before I headed up into the mountains. When I saw this, the Matterhorn, emerge from the … read more

  • Travel Report: Lyon 🇫🇷 to Zermatt🇨🇭

    Hello from Zermatt, Switzerland! Today was one of the most complicated days of travel as I had multiple connections. But everything went smoothly and felt rather relaxed overall. First up, my train from Lyon to Geneva, Switzerland. It’s a regional train that made multiple stops along the way. … read more

  • Travel Report: Dimanche farniente à Lyon

    Here’s how I spent my lazy Sunday in Lyon. A late breakfast at the hotel (I tend to really love European breakfast buffets and this one was no exception) then I headed back to Vieux Lyon to see a movie and miniatures museum I noticed yesterday. Soon after walking in the door, I was greeted … read more

  • Travel Report: Arriving to Lyon

    Hello from Lyon! Today’s train was Ouigo Grande Vitesse train No 7885 operating on the high speed line between Paris and Lyon. This is my second high speed line after the Eurostar to Paris. I only wish this train was in an orange livery like the original TGVs. Instead I got … read more

  • Travel Report: Day in Paris

    Hello! A shorter update tonight because it’s late and I have an earlyish day tomorrow. The main event of today was visiting the Louvre. It was incredible! I knew it was supposed to be great, but I really had no idea how great. What an amazing museum. I could probably write for an hour about … read more

  • Travel Report: Eurostar to Paris

    Welcome back to another update from my Europe Train Adventure. Today was the first high speed rail leg of my trip, starting at St. Pancras International station in London and arriving at Gare du Nord in Paris. I enjoyed the architecture of St. Pancras station as I headed to board Eurostar 9022 to … read more

  • Travel Report: London Day 2

    Today was spent mostly at the Tower of London, which I really enjoyed. It’s incredible to see the structures built over the ages, including nearly 2000 year old remains from the Romans as well as many towers and keeps from the 1200s to relatively recent Tudor era timber framed buildings. Here, … read more

  • Travel Report: Arriving to London

    My flight touched down at Heathrow airport early this morning (before 7am). I didn’t check a bag, so getting through the border and exiting the airport was a breeze. I decided to take the train to get from the airport to the neighborhood where I’d be staying (how could I not??). I took … read more

  • Europe Train Adventure

    I haven’t talked about this much here, but in March I left my job with the intention of taking some extended time off. Travel is one of the things that I want to do during my time off. And my first big trip is coming up this week: I’ll be traveling from London to Rome via train! The trip … read more