While going through some old photos I came across slides that my Grandpa took decades ago in Paris, probably in the 1970s. It made me think about my first trip to France about 10 years ago in 2011. I thought it would be fun to share some of my old photos from the amazing trip around France with my family. It was really a dream trip, 3 weeks around France. We started in Paris and then went north to Giverny, Honfleur and Mont Saint Michel. Then we traveled south to the Loire Valley to see chateaux then to the walled city of Carcassonne and to Provence. There were visited Arles, Nimes, Avignon the Pont du Gard and Orange and continued to Nice for some riviera sunshine. To finish off we head back north to Chartres before flying home from Paris again. It’s always fun looking back on old photos and memories from great travels. I’d love to return to France and see more of this beautiful country.
Ravenna is a relatively small city in Northern Italy but it has a lot of history! I visited Ravenna back in 2014 when I was studying art history in Venice. Ravenna is home to important late Roman and Byzantine architecture and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ravenna is home to some of the most amazing mosaics in Europe and is definitely an under visited city! If you’re visiting the area and wondering what there is to do, here is little guide for you!
Touring the Parliament of Canada is one of the things a lot of tourists do when they come to Ottawa. As someone who lives here though you never really think about it much unless you’re on a school field trip. However, when it was announced a while back that Centre Block would be closing for at least 10 years for extensive renovations I knew that I really wanted to see it again since the last time I went on a tour was probably almost 10 years ago. One of the bonuses of waiting so long to go on a tour was that it was all decorated for Christmas making the building even prettier.
I’ve already written fairly lengthy travel guides with lots of photos to all the cities I visited in Spain last summer where I discussed in detail many of the places we visited and ate at. But I thought I would do a quick guide to the best places for people who don’t really want to sit down and read a long blog post. This quick travel guide contains all my favourite sights and restaurants in Barcelona, Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Madrid.
In April of this year I visited Arizona to hike the Grand Canyon. We ended up flying into Phoenix and then drove up to the Grand Canyon but before heading up to Northern Arizona for our hike we spent a couple days visiting Phoenix. This isn’t really a complete travel guide as it doesn’t include any food but it’s a pretty good list of things to do while in Phoenix.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain deserves it’s own blog post because it is just so huge and amazing! It was truly a highlight of our Spanish road trip even though we weren’t as in love with the actual city of Granada.
The Medieval city of Granada is known for the amazing and expansive Alhambra Palace complex. Visiting the site takes the whole day and it can be exhausting but so beautiful.
Continuing our journey through Spain we have arrived at Seville, the capital of the Andalusian region. Seville is known for its beautiful ceramic tiles and delicious food, which we found plenty of!
Let’s talk about Córdoba, it’s amazing! During our two week Spanish road trip we spend a day and a half in this beautiful little city in southern Spain in the Andalusian region. This city really had everything I love, amazing historic sites and beautiful architecture, good fresh food and colourful little streets filled with flowers.
With this blog I want to share some of my past travel experiences. I’ll be sharing mostly photographs but maybe also some tips and recommendations. First up is Barcelona, which was the first destination for our Spanish road trip.