MANCHESTER

MANCHESTER

Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM - home to one of the most prestigious football teams in the world, we headed to England's second city to see The Reds live in action at Old Trafford.

ROME

ROME

Rome, ITALY - According to tradition, if you toss one coin into the Trevi Fountain, you'll return to Rome. If you toss two, you'll return and marry. When I was 18 visiting Italy (and Europe!) for the first time, I tossed a coin and now I'm back...with my European husband!

SPLIT

SPLIT

Split, CROATIA - transport back to 305 AD and get a taste for what it's like to live in Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace.

HVAR

HVAR

Hvar, CROATIA - the "queen of the Dalmatian Coast" and the sunniest island in Croatia means a few thing: sailing, secluded beaches, cultural sites, wine, and nightlife! It's just 50 minutes by ferry from Split, making the perfect addition to your itinerary.

ZAGREB

ZAGREB

Zagreb, CROATIA - we knew we'd be back in Croatia after our first trip Dubrovnik. This capital city was always on the radar, but we struggled to fit it in due it's northern position and PTO days. The solution: rent a car and add a stop in Plitvice Lakes National Park in route to the Dalmatian Coast (+ unused PTO from quarantine).

FRENCH RIVIERA

FRENCH RIVIERA

Nice, FRANCE - My curser was hovering over the flight to Nice on the same day France opened its borders to Americans. Armed with my double vaccination card, flexible cancellation Airbnbs, and BinaxNOW Covid tests for our flight back to the US, we packed up and said "Au revoir." Finally...back to Europe after 18 months... I cried a little..

PUERTO RICO

PUERTO RICO

San Juan, PUERTO RICO - How am I just now sharing my love for the Island of Enchantment? I'm a huge "reggaetonera" and have been listening to music out of this small island for over 15 years now, before it hit mainstream. As a US territory, American tourists don't need passports to travel here, but once you land you'll definitely feel like you left the country.

TULUM

TULUM

Tulum, MEXICO - we were first drawn to the "City of Dawn" for the Mayan ruins back in 2012. Fast forward 8 years and the city has transformed dramatically given it's fairly recent boom in tourism. Unfortunately, our travel plans were disrupted due to the pandemic. Ironically enough, this lush jungle and remote beach was [...]