Destination Rome, Italy!

The saying goes when in Rome right? Well let me tell you a few great things to see and explore while in Rome! We didn’t have long but that was ok we saw some of the greats such as the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, and the magnificent coliseum! Plus the food was amazing! Rome 1First stop the Vatican! Magnificent just wonderful! I am envious of the Pope he has it made. You can wonder all over and explore for hours on end, and since we so happened to be there on Easter they were doing a special show to represent Easter. We didn’t have time for it all but it was really neat to view it from their perspective. It is a must to add to your list of sights or to see or for me personally it was a check of my bucket list. Rome 2Stop number two! The beautiful Trevi Fountain. Fun fact they say if you throw a coin and make a wish you will return to Rome! Let me tell you I threw about ten coins in their lol and my wish is finally coming true I will be returning to Rome next month! Another fun fact they collect all the coins every so often and divide it all up and return it to those in need. Like what a great country to do something like that! Rome 4Could literally stare at this fountain all day studying all the different stories and details it has to offer yea us too! Let me tell you from personal experience you want a photo you have to fight for it and this was in off season I dread to see how crazy high season will be! Ha stay tuned ill probably blog about a few different things to do in Rome.

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Our last and finally stop in Rome was which you can guess by the picture the coliseum! We didn’t have enough time to tour the indoors but it was just as cool to wonder around and see it from the outside. Very easy to get too as well by bus or underground which was very clean and easy to navigate also very inexpensive quick way around Rome.  The Coliseum has now been proclaimed one of the natural wonders of the world so get on it! Most definitely bucket list worthy! It was a great feeling to check it off! So grab some good walking shoes and gelato and enjoy!

Thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me! Have a good time roaming Rome!

Destination Venice, Italy!

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My beautiful Venice! Small town big adventures! This town is jam packed of some of the most beautiful scenery, great food, and the I guess the gondola’s are pretty cool. Haha I’m just kidding they are amazing you have to ride at least one time on them. We actually stayed in a hotel on the canal wondrous views it was so cool. You can walk over all and take it all, St. Mark’s Square is one of the famous sites.

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Our adventure began with a water taxi ride to our hotel. The city was quitting down when we arrived but man was it beautiful to see the lights reflection in the canal. They don’t have cars in town you walk, water taxi, or the famous gondola rides. They have lots of bridges that stretch over the water and are beautiful to admire. Since we arrived late when we got to the hotel we went to sleep so we begin our next adventure bright and early. When I say a long day I mean a LONG day sadly the day before we left the Brussels was attacked. So our entire flight schedule was turned upside down. We flew from Manchester to Germany then to Switzerland and finally arrived in Venice. Which for future reference inner country flights are very inexpensive and so are trains. But since we only had a limited amount of time we flew from place to place until we got London but that story will come much later.

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Remember those bridges I told you about? That is where this gorgeous view came from but as one of my best friends Rachel says (to my right) some pictures don’t do places justice. As we roamed around we learned about the importance of masks in their culture and were able to try some on also we got to eat right by the water and it was so nice outside that we got a nice table in the sunshine and great views of the canals. Now I know what you thinking why on earth is she blabbing about sunshine? Well I’m from the south Tennessee to be exact and yes I’m use to the sun but I quickly discover over there they don’t see the sun all the time like we do. So believe me when I say I will never take advantage of the sunshine again I will not! Ok now back to Venice after roaming the square we visited inside several churches which words do not express the beauty within inside. Venice 4

This picture gives you kind of a better idea of the amazing views we got all day, our next stop was the famous gondola’s!

Venice 6Now before we go further the blue and white boat is a water taxi but clearly you can probably tell the difference between that and the gondola.  But just wanted to clarify so you don’t like myself get confused easily! The gondola ride was like magic sailing in between all the buildings and side canals then we came out into the main grand canal. Which surprisingly felt like floating on the lake they were water taxi’s, boats, and other gondolas making waves but I promise you that man or women will not let you tip no matter how close you feel like you will haha! Or maybe that’s me I slightly panic from time to time hey I’m not perfect! Lol.

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From two of my best friends and I thank you for traveling to this part of the map with me! Have so much fun floating around Venice!

 

Destination Grenada!

Ahh Grenada some of the best chocolate you will ever eat! Haha ok there’s a lot more to this island then that but seriously super delicious if you have a chance to try it please do! But ok enough about chocolate, we did a traditional island tour which we saw all sorts of great things like a waterfall, down town, and a rum factory which hey three bucks and you can taste all you want. I Even make a friend and his name was caption Jack, now typically I wouldn’t condone to this but he jumped on my shoulders before I could do anything.

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Isn’t he adorable?! Please note he was on a leash and their was in his owner as you can see the arm extended. We also visited a local spice lady they all smelled so good they had so so many to choose from we sailed here so we couldn’t take any home. Then there was this magnificent waterfall and these people jumping off of them if you throw them a few dollars they do some tricks on the way down! But this island has been through so terrible things in life so they do a few rules they may stop your taxi or tour and check on you and they also have rules about certain things like camo now in the next photo you will see I did have on camo shoes which they didn’t say anything about but I didn’t want to push my luck. But they do respect America they have lots of painting and bill boards thanking us for helping them. It is a great island to visit and buy things to help them out. When I say buy things I mean like supporting local restaurants or purchasing souvenirs I am not one to push things because I can’t stand it when people do that me up in my face and I’m sure you feel the same. I would certainly add this island to your places to visit.

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Thanks for visiting this part of the map with me. Enjoy exploring the Grenada!

Destination St. Lucia!

This island we also sailed too, but we spent on the perfect blue water and high above the tree tops! Our adventure began by sailing around the other side of the island so get closer to the volcanos and rain forest. Do I have your attention now? Are you a thrilling adventure seeker too? Even if you aren’t I would still recommend this it is a lot of fun!

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We travelled through six crazy lines, through the trees and over the water views were incredible. Now the type of zip line we did is one you slow yourself down don’t worry they give you special gloves to help you but they also catch you on the platform to officially stop you. Now story time I actually hit a tree total accident and it was not anybody’s fault but my own I mean I actually bounced off of it but you get you the idea. Haha and I do have to hand it to my friends they pulled me without laughing because I was not being intelligent when I hit the tree and made myself stop. Even though in all honestly it was extremely funny! But hey you get a great view of the volcano which was extremely cool to see! You defiantly knew when you were close the volcano would release a lot of Sulphur which you can smell from a mile away.

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Unfortunately this adventure took most of our day here and we didn’t get to explore the island in a little more depth. But ae did sail completely around it the ocean views, and the tropical lush were just beautiful so now matter what area of the island you visit you will have a great time. I would so suggest doing the zip line the view is worth every second.

Thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Can’t wait to hear about the views you get to see while on St. Lucia!

Destination Antigua!

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We sailed this beautiful island called Antigua anyone been? So anytime I visit somewhere new I like I try a different a experience and so this island has a vast amount of sea life. Clearly as you can see haha my face is because the string ray was getting scared it was not trying to hurt me and I most certainly would never hurt it. We also saw lots and lots of colorful fish, and if interested in doing this you must learn the string ray walk or shuffle rather. That way you can’t spoke them or step on them it’s a great method to help protect these creatures. Now yes this string ray’s had their barbs and I prefer it that way, I am all for adventures but I refuse to harm a animal. Also please wear the correct protective sunscreen that doesn’t harm the ocean or the sea life coral included! This adventure is so worth every second the string rays actually feel like rubber! So grab your snorkel and dive in the crystal blue water!

The island town is so very full of life, they have all sorts of great stores including one of my favorite brands which is called Salt Life. Also they have some great jewelry stores for all you gals that some great jewels at discount prices. Tons of great places to grab a bite or a brew and very easy walks if you sail in like we did! So if these things interest you add this lovely island to your list of places to explore.

Thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me! Hope you love Antigua!

Destination San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Hello everyone, My name is Jen and you have just clicked into my travel adventures so buckle up and enjoy my adventures! Now San Juan is not my first travel destination but it is going to be the start of my major adventures. I had been out the country multiple times but a lot of those were before camera phones and several pictures have faded so I’m going start from here. But enough about me lets get to the travels!

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As you can clearly tell one of the best parts of San Juan was the amazing restaurants called Senor Frogs! Definitely a great spot to hit while on vacation typically the cruise ships dock fairly close so whether you are here for the day or the week I would totally make this a stop. You won’t regret it also near here in a interactive old timely pirate ship young or old its pretty cool! I have been to this beautiful island twice both times with a cruise once leaving for a cruise, and the second time it was one of our ports. The first time we stayed at the at the double tree which I highly recommend if you staying over night! Also a great spot is Bacardi factory (free samples) and down town is lovely. You need to check out rainbow row and they have great local shops to check out.

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It is a wonderful island! Also there is a great bit of history to explore unfortunately I wasn’t able to make to the battle sights they are great for all you history nuts like myself. I would highly suggest adding this tropical island to your list whether its to relax or explore or both. The wildlife is pretty cool too, see if you can find yourself some cool iguanas to look at.

Thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Enjoy San Juan, Puerto Rico!