Annecy, France

“Tavel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. -Gustave Flaubert”

Where to go

Annecy, France is a town in southeastern France that sits adjacent to Lake Annecy. I would recommend staying in old town while there because of its cobblestone streets, tasteful homemade food, and picturesque canals that feed into Lake Annecy after making their way through town.

How to get there

I was on a two week trip in France when I went here and rented a car to reach this destination.. If you are traveling with others and have a valid license, driving in Europe is a pretty affordable way to get around. If not, you can fly into Geneva Airport and get to Annecy via a bus or taxi ride (it is about a 35 minute drive). I will post soon about what I recommend for transportation in Europe, so stay tuned!

What to see

I stayed in an Airbnb while there which never lets me down! (contact me to get a discount on your first purchase on Airbnb.) Spend a day or two walking around Old town. If your trip lands on a Saturday it is a must to go to the well known farmers market. I would spend at least one afternoon on Lake Annecy. The water is aqua blue and refreshing. You can rent a boat for a fair price, especially if you plan to split it with friends or family. I recommend going along the coast of the lake looking at the architecture and homes. The other side of the lake has a large area with docks for swimming!

Annecy, France is charming, quaint, and relaxing. Enjoy!

Cinque Terre, Italy

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Good morning adventurers! I wanted to share with you my FAVORITE destination I have been to so far, Cinque Terre, Italy! Cinque Terre is a collection of five villages that sit on the coast of Italy. They are centuries old, with cobblestone roads & beautiful churches. My family and I stayed in a Homeaway while there in a really old house with a balcony looking out to the water. The home was around $100 a night for 5 people which is an amazing price considering its location! I HIGHLY recommend hiking to the other villages. There are pathways connecting all 5, and they all have their own vibe that makes them so unique! You can take the train back for about $8 but I personally think the hike was incredible. My favorite part of the trip was discovering little look out points throughout the village where you could bring a bottle of wine, local cheese, and some fresh bread while you watch the sunset. Cinque Terre, Italy is remarkable…its magical. Want to take a trip here? Let me set up all of the details for you to meet your needs.

Kandersteg, Switzerland

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetIf you ever want to travel to a place where you feel completely at peace with the world…. go to Switzerland. My family and I hiked in a couple different places but my favorite was in, Kandersteg & it honestly could not have been more perfect. After about an hour hike we got to a little cafe where we ate and then swam in an all natural body of water that was surrounded by the Alps. There are many tour guides and paid trips to Kandersteg but if you have the time you can do the research and discover the beautiful country yourself, you really cannot go wrong no matter where you go. I always love to look at reviews on @tripadvisor to find out what other travelers recommended to do. Kandersteg is a resort village and can get fairly pricey to stay & eat at. My family rented a car and actually drove there for the day from a place we were staying which was much more affordable. The drive was an adventure in itself because of the constant beauty around you. Travel tip: Always have moments during your travel to stop, breathe, and take it that moment for a rainy day 🌻