Greetings all, happy Monday! How’s your summer so far? Hope it’s going well! I’m headed home this week, but so happy to be talking about favorite destinations today. Nothing inspires me more than travel to faraway places. Given the cost, travel is a luxury these days. Nevertheless, I think it’s important to venture beyond our own backyard, and to live life as others do in this world, if only for a short time.
There are always a few places that leave a lasting impression, so much so that they last your entire life. Those places that leave you with not just a visual picture but an actual feeling when you conjure up images of days and nights spent there. While some of our favorite and most relaxing adventures have taken place in our own home state, many of our favorite travels have taken place far away. Here are my my top five favorites so far, however we have plans to travel to even more exotic places later in life!
#5 Salzburg, Austria
I spent several weeks living and studying here many years ago. My fellow students and I would spend afternoons in the markets and biergartens, and then weekends in Munich, Vienna. and Switzerland. It was bliss. The cobblestone streets, shops, Mirabel Castle, and the Salzach river stay with me to this day.
#4 Barcelona, Spain
I celebrated my first anniversary here, and I’ll never forget the sounds and flavors of this city. There is no shortage of things to see from La Rambla and Old Town, to the Picasso Museum and La Sagrada Familia. Want to be inspired? Be sure to visit Barcelona in your lifetime.