Top 5: Places I’ve Traveled To

Similar to the top 5 post I did last month, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite places that I’ve traveled to during my time on this blog. To look back reminded me of how lucky I’ve been to be able to travel to so many lovely places. And I can’t wait for all of the other adventures that are yet to come.

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After much regard, and a drive down memory lane, here is where I landed: My top five places that I’ve traveled to over the last couple of years. Enjoy!

Positano, Italy

Positano is an important place for this blog because that’s where it all started. After that trip, I had decided that I wanted to write down and share all of my adventures. So, as you can imagine, it’s an inspiring place!

John Steinbeck once said, “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

Read more about my adventures in Positano and along the Amalfi Coast. I hope you fall in love with it as much as I did!

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

I always tell people that Guatemala would probably have never been on my list of places to travel to. But I had friends who were living there and decided to go visit, which I’m so glad I did.

We went to Lake Atitlán, which is the place that inspired me to make the trip in the first place. Imagine a huge blue lake surrounded by active volcanoes.

Read more about this hidden gem of a spot in Guatemala, along with a few other recommendations for places to check out if you’re flying into Guatemala City.

Charleston, North Carolina, USA

I picked Charleston because it was a city that I fell in love with. I walked away from Charleston feeling like I could easily see myself living there. The history of the city is deep and there’s a southern charm that pulls you in. The neighborhoods are beautiful, the Spanish moss hanging from the old oak trees are magical, and the jasmine smells delicious.

See all the photos of this charming city, along with a city guide of what you should do while in Charleston.

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe Emerald Bay Hiking

I visited Lake Tahoe for the first time on my birthday a few years ago. It was such a nice way to ring in your special day. If you’ve never been, it’s a beautiful little section of the world with beautiful blue waters, lush pine forests, awesome hiking trails, wildlife, and more.

If you’re looking for a getaway over a long weekend, this is a great place to choose for a little rest and relaxation.

Check out my birthday adventures up in the Sierra mountains and what to do and where to stay while you’re in South Lake Tahoe.

Makarska, Croatia

Sure, Dubrovnik is also a wonderful place to visit, and I’d definitely recommend going (especially if you’re a Game of Thrones fan!), but I also fell in love with the small seaside town of Makarska. I stopped here on my way down to Dubrovnik and I’m so glad I did! That mountain range is stunning!

I loved the walkway along the sea and all the yachts that would come in to dine for the evening. It really is a special place.

See more photos from my adventures in Croatia. It’s a three-part series so there’s a lot to take in. But if you’re specifically interested in Makarska and Dubrovnik, make sure to check out Part 3.

Nice, France

Nice was such a lovely spot to stay during our adventures in France and Italy. What I especially loved about nice was all the old squares, the flower market, Old Town, and the boardwalk and beaches along the sea.

Another fun thing to do is rent a car and drive along the coast towards Monaco. It’s not only a beautiful drive, but you can also stop at little French seaside towns for a low-key beach day filled with warm water, wine, and all the cheese. Specifically, I have very fond memories of our day trip to Beaulieu-Sur-Mer. 

Read more about our stay in the French Riviera and discover a few fun little spots to stop (like a beautiful pink villa) while you’re exploring the coast.

Every time I write out a list like this, the little voice in my head yells about all of the other lovely spots I’ve explored, too. How about London? Or Bath? Or Paris!? So yes, I have so many other places that I’ve loved that didn’t make this list. If you’re curious about another place, just use the search feature on my site to see if I have anything for you! Hint hint, I do have something that you can look up for London and Rome. 😉

I hope you enjoyed these top 5 roundups. I’ll try to do them a little more often as I discover new places and develop new content.

Next up: My annual top 10 travel wish list will be coming to you before the end of the year. It’s always one of my more popular posts on the blog. In advance, check out my 2019 travel wish list to see what changes for 2020.

Let’s go places,


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