All tagged day trip

Croatia's National Parks: Plitvice & Krka

We spent the last full week in May exploring Croatia and loved two of their national parks: Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Parks. Jaw-dropping waterfalls, bright blue-green water, wildlife, and plenty of easy hiking. We LOVED Croatia and highly recommend visiting this gorgeous country! It's an outdoor-lover's dream with so much to do.

Telford & the Ironbridge Gorge

Checking out the world's first iron bridge in Telford! This gorgeous area of the Severn Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it's not nearly as brown and dreadful as "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" makes it sound. 

Fatima

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal and I'm so so thankful we were able to whip up a last-minute trip to the shrine while spending a weekend in Lisbon. 

Spain Part II: Ávila

Ávila is a tiny town only an hour or so from Madrid that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Famous for its towering medieval stone walls, 12th century cathedral, and ties to St. Teresa of Ávila, this was a wonderful place to stay for a night. After massive amounts of walking and exploring in Madrid, I was immediately charmed by the size of the city and solitude of the surrounding countryside.

Climbing Kinder Scout from Edale

Sharing some pictures of Kinder Scout in the Peak District today as I recover from a wicked flu. This is one of the highest points in the Peak District and WOW was the scenery gorgeous! The weather was perfect, one of the warmest days yet. I could sit and look at the sprawling views all day. Purple heather was everywhere. Bliss!

Doyles Take England: Bath and Stratford-Upon-Avon

We barely scratched the surface on this quick visit to Bath and I hope we make it back sometime soon. We enjoyed the gorgeous 18th century Georgian architecture, Bath Abbey, and the river. We had another gorgeous day so we were able to wander the little streets without needing to worry about ducking inside. Next time, I would love to tour the old Roman bathhouse - the best preserved in the world - and have tea at the Pump Room. Also, Jane Austen lived in the city for a few years and as her biggest fan, it would be irresponsible not to visit some of her old stomping grounds and the Jane Austen Centre!