Traveling allows me to see the world through my eyes

2006-Prague, Salzburg, Munich

 For 2006, the original plan was to go to Peru to hike the ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu.  Unfortunately, my friends informed me that they could not do a trip this year because of other financial commitments.  I was at first slightly disappointed (not in them), but in the fact that I wasn't going on another international trip. 

 Then I asked myself, couldn't I just do a solo trip.  I had read of many accounts from my favorite travel community (Slowtravel) of others who have done it and had a good time.  I'm a capable person.  Certainly I could do the same.  Part of me was a little scared of doing this solo trip, but I could not  bare the thought of not being able to travel internationally just because I can't find someone who was also in the right place to take the trip with me.

 I picked somewhere familiar and then added someplace new to balance the trip out.  I was toying with several options and destinations and decided on the following places:  Prague and Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), Salzburg (Austria) and Munich (Germany).
I will admit that I'm going to miss having a travel companion along, but I've come to the realization that not only is life too short, but it is also filled with "New Beginnings."  I have a feeling that this will be one of many solo trips to come!

This is essentially how my Back to Europe Trip 2006 was born and why I gave it the theme of "Life is Full of New Beginnings.






Running, cycling and hiking gives me that rush! Music energizes and soothes my soul! Photography preserves my memories and tells my stories! Art provides beauty and fuels my imagination! History gives me knowledge, a deeper understanding for the present and hope for the future! Family & Friends warms my heart! And Travel . . . well Travel keeps me HAPPY!

Favorite Quote

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - - by Mark Twain


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