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Travel Thursdays! Venice, Italy Edition

13 Oct

Ohhh Italy… You hear about it from everyone who has experienced it but yet it’s never the same as when you experience it for yourself.  Strolling through the cobble stone streets is even more enchanting when you have not a worry in the world but to enjoy your travels.  I love how you either walk or take a boat taxi everywhere in Venice.  The food and desserts are also a huge reason to see the sights of Venice.  This is coming from a person though that could be won over by a single slice of delectable pizza… Here are some photos of what I enjoyed when in Venice.

The infamous Rialto Bridge.

View from a gondola.


No handicap access anywhere, just an FYI.  I like the symmetry of these stairs though.  We hiked them with our luggage which is always entertaining!


Casanova’s home.

Our Gondolier.

Water taxis.

By St. Mark’s Plaza.


Prison across the water.

I loved all the beautiful glass work at the shops and the cheap jewelry.  You can’t go to Venice and not take home a keepsake.  It’s a beautiful place that should be a bucket lister.  I’d love to go back and hopefully will in the future 🙂

Travel Thursdays! Cairns, Australia

6 Oct

When I made the trek over to Australia, I flew into Sydney first.  However, I did do a little traveling and In between Sydney and Dunk Island, I stopped in Cairns for one night.  It didn’t have much activity there but boy oh boy was it beautiful.  It was right on the ocean and gave me a tropical island feel.  Here are a few photos from a great place.

The trees were all large canopies with hanging strands.  They were very beautiful.

This public pool was AMAZING.  You could wade in and just get your feet wet or completely submerge to fully cool off.  There were tons of people lounging in the grass areas that surrounded this pool.  It was also an infinity pool looking out on the ocean.  Pretty surreal.

There was also a boardwalk all along the ocean where you could see the sail boats and the local wild life.  These cranes were everywhere!

Cairns is a great place to visit and worth stopping in.  However if you make the trek to Australia make sure to only stay here one or two days.  There’s not enough to fill many days with in this small town.  It’s a must see though 🙂