Random Travel Shots – Europe, Week 5

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TravelIt’s absolutely impossible for me to believe that we could be 5/6 of the way through our Grand European Excursion™, but here we are. I’ve just gotten around to doing some photo editing (hello, full SDcard!), so I thought I’d share a few outtakes from our trip. So far, we’ve explored London, Paris, Luxembourg, Bruges, Ghent, Random Towns in Germany, Rome, Florence, and Venice. We’re presently in Istanbul (what a city!), and in two days we’ll leave for Santorini. It’s been insane. It’s been wonderful, awe-inspiring, tough, grandiose and heartrending. I’m having the time of my life, and I never want it to end.



Unfortunately, though, life isn’t a permanent vacation. It can, however, be a permanent adventure. We’ve worked through 5 weeks of challenges and surprises, excitement and exhaustion. I guess the next challenge will be to imbue our day-to-day with as much wonder and excitement as we have experienced on this trip.

They say that travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. As our wonderful adventure draws to a close, I’m definitely feeling a greater sense of prosperity (although my bank account screams otherwise…). Affluence of the spirit is one of the many pleasant side-effects of this kind of adventure, and we are definitely reaping the benefits.


I catch you all in a few days/weeks. For now, I hope you’re having as wonderful a summer as I am – I’d love to hear all about your adventures! Shoot me a comment, or hit me up on Twitter / Instagram .

xox, – A

  • Danielle

    It sounds like you are having an exhilarating time in Europe! I must say I am a bit jealous. I hope the rest of your adventure is as awesome and I look forward to seeing the photos and hearing all about it when you return!

    • Amanda

      it has been wonderful! I can’t wait to show you the pictures when we return stateside…I hope you’re having a wonderful summer :)

  • Sarah | Safaris and Sunsets

    What beautiful photos! I love that you are in Istanbul right now – one of my favorite cities! Enjoy the last few stops! xx

    • Amanda

      thank you so much, my dear!! do you have any recommendations for Istanbul?! I’d love to hear some!!

  • Diana

    Gorgeous photos! You look like you’re having an amazing time!!

    Have a blast in Istanbul — I spent a summer there during college and absolutely loved it! Once you’re back and settled in, I’d actually love some recommendations for Paris — I’m headed there for a short trip in the fall.

    • Amanda

      thanks, lady!! I DEFINITELY have some Paris recommendations for you – the Paris guide should be up in late August / early September! If that’s too late, shoot me an email and I’ll give you a rundown :)

  • Kate

    I’m so glad you’re having the time of your life! These photos are making me want to travel.

    • Amanda

      the travel bug is definitely going around – fortunately, you’re kicking it in NorCal where you can take a bunch of random/awesome day/weekend trips (Tahoe?! Santa Cruz?! The possibilities are endless!). I’m so glad you like the photos…more are on the way!! xox

  • Kevin | Thou Swell

    Ahh! Looks absolutely fantastic! These photos are giving me serious wanderlust :)

    • Amanda

      I’m so glad!! I can’t wait to share the other photos I’ve been working on… :)

  • Jade

    So jealous of your amazing adventures through Europe but I sure am loving the Instagrams!

    • Amanda

      You just made my day! Thank you so much, love :)