What's Wrong With Their Home?

That's the question people might ask if they took a look at our travel schedule in 2017! Luckily, we love our home...but we also like to explore the world.  We especially love to explore it with people we love and meet new friends all over the globe. Travel is all about connecting with people all over the world, and we feel very fortunate to have met and traveled with so many incredible people. We are grateful to all the people who followed our adventures and those who shared their corner of the world with us! We especially want to thank the folks who shared THEIR trips with us in our GoSeeIt People interviews. (You can find the interviews here)  We love hearing about your travels too! THANK YOU! We hope you have many safe travels in 2018 and wish the very best in the coming year!

Over the last year here are some of the places we've been able to explore.  Click on any link to see more photos in our posts and learn more about each destination! (Next week, we will share where we are headed next!)

What A Year! 

Shanghai, China

 A trip to visit our daughter in NYC took us to some of the less visited places in NYC...Flatbush, Harlem, DUMBO. See our trip report here! And about the more popular places in  NYC here  and  here .

A trip to visit our daughter in NYC took us to some of the less visited places in NYC...Flatbush, Harlem, DUMBO. See our trip report here! And about the more popular places in NYC here and here.

 Exploring Venice from the water

Exploring Venice from the water

 This small country offers environment from coastal to alpine, as is seen here at Lake Bled, as well as one of the prettiest little European capitals, Ljubljana. 

This small country offers environment from coastal to alpine, as is seen here at Lake Bled, as well as one of the prettiest little European capitals, Ljubljana. 

 Gentlemen outside a cafe in Cavtat

Gentlemen outside a cafe in Cavtat

 The gorges leading to the port of Kotor in Montenegro. 

The gorges leading to the port of Kotor in Montenegro. 

 Candles outside of the St Spyridon's Orthodox Church in Corfu, Greece

Candles outside of the St Spyridon's Orthodox Church in Corfu, Greece

 A Maltese balcony on Republic Street flies the EU and Matlese flags. 

A Maltese balcony on Republic Street flies the EU and Matlese flags. 

An incredible day hike up Mt Etna with 3 mountaineers, wine and homemamde parmigiana!

 A local character in Nocello greets visitors who hike The Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast

A local character in Nocello greets visitors who hike The Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast

Rome

Bernini Old Boat Fountain at the Spanish Steps in Rome

Montreal

Montreal put on a warm welcome before the Christmas holidays. 

A Different Look at Venice

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Iconic Venice, right? The gondola, the view of San Giorgio from Saint Marks Square. It's an iconic view.  But the thing I found most delightful about Venice is that the view at every turn is atmospheric, you have the feeling that you are seeing "iconic" Venice even when you are off the beaten path! 

We did the whole St Marks thing- one day we traversed the square, crossing the bridge shoulder to shoulder with selfie stick toting crowds, four times...FOUR times, back and forth, back and forth, trying to find the right vaporetto to take! (To avoid our mistakes and plan a great trip to Venice, see our tips here on our post Myth Busting in Venice) So we've been there and we've taken the same photos everyone else has. (see them here on our St Mark's Square post) Today we'd like to show the parts of Venice we enjoyed the best...the quiet. pretty, historic squares, canals, and bridges; the ordinary people getting ready for their day, the workaday boats supplying the watery city.  See what we discovered when we wandered out of St Mark's Square and had a different look at Venice!

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