Europe Fall 2017 | Days 22-37 | Transatlantic Cruise

Day 22: Another Day, Another Cruise On November 5th, 2017, we boarded our third and final cruise in two months. This one would be on the Norwegian Star, and would take us all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Italy to Miami. There were only three stops on the way, but we had no … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Day 19-22 | Rome & Vatican City

Day 19: Arrival in Rome On Day 19, we disembarked our Mediterranean cruise and returned on a train to Rome. We spent the next three nights in an apartment in Rome found on AirBnb called Scalo25, which I would recommend besides a couple of inconveniences (the main one being that there was a washing machine … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 15-18 | Malta, Sicily, & Pompeii

Day 16: Valletta, Malta Day 15 was a Sea Day and mostly consisted of us hanging out and being lazy, so let’s skip to Day 16, when we arrived in Valletta, Malta! Considering we didn’t know much about Malta, we were really intrigued by everything we found. It was a very cool city architecturally and … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 12-14 | Athens, Mykonos, & Santorini

Day 12: Athens, Greece And on the 12th day, we arrived in Athens! We were very excited to see the Acropolis and all the history that Athens held, and were pretty surprised when we left the ship to find that Athens is pretty grungy. Having researched the public transit system and not wanting to pay … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 8-11 | Sea Days, Crete, & Rhodes

Day 8-9: Sea Days on the Norwegian Spirit If you ever book a cruise that says it leaves out of Rome, know that Rome does not technically have a cruise port. You will be leaving out of Civitavecchia, which is about an hour’s train ride away from Rome. It’s not a big deal, as long … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 5-7 | Venice

Day 5 After 24 hours of travel drama, delayed flights, and a surprisingly nice hotel in Barcelona that the airline put us up at, we finally arrived in Venice. After taking a vaporetto to the closest stop, we dropped our luggage off at our lodging, a wonderful place called Ca’ Bibi Rooms. It was run … Read more

Europe Fall 2017 | Days 1-5 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 1 On October 14th, 2017, Connor and I arrived in Dubrovnik, Croatia to begin our 37-day adventure through Southern Europe. The next three days were spent exploring what became our favorite destination we’ve ever been to. Known best for being the filming location for King’s Landing on Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik holds not only exciting … Read more