2 Days in Barcelona

Barcelona – A city for which we had no expectations. A city we didn’t even really seek out. We spent 2 days in Barcelona because it’s where our cruise ended. …

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Half Day in Mykonos

The Greek Isle of Mykonos was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. Although we only had a few hours on the beautiful island, we enjoyed every second of …

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One Day in Athens

Athens, Greece, was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. Here is what we did with (unfortunately) just one day in Athens. I must say, I was a little nervous …

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Half Day Ephesus Tour

Ephesus was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean cruise. A half day Ephesus tour is just the right amount of time to see everything this once-rich city has to offer. We …

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One Day in Istanbul

Istanbul was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. We wished we would have had more time in this fascinating city! If you only have one day in Istanbul, …

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One Day in Rome

Rome was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. We spent a long, hot day in this fascinating city. We definitely could have spent more time there, but limited …

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1 Day in Tuscany

The Tuscany region of Italy was a port of call on our 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. If you only have 1 day in Tuscany, this should give you some ideas for …

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3 Days in Venice

3 Days in Venice

We spent a wonderful 3 days in Venice, Italy prior to departing on a 12-day Mediterranean cruise. Because Venezia (Venice in Italian) is fairly compact in size, 3 days was …

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Building a Travel Blog Site

It’s been less than a month since I started my adventures in travel blogging, however, I don’t feel like I’ve had much time to do any actual blogging! Getting a …

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First Blog Post

First Blog Post

Welcome to the first blog post on my new website! My name is Toccara and this is my husband Sam. We like to get out and explore the world around us every opportunity we get. Sometimes this includes a camping trip less than an hour from home and other times it could mean an extravagant vacation half way around the world. I’m excited to start my travel blog, as Sam and I have quite a few incredible trips under our belt and have future exciting trips already planned! I found in doing research for our trips, unless you want to buy a new travel book for every destination you visit, information on the web can be all over the place. My goal is to share the research I have compiled while planning our adventures, as well as reviews of our journeys along the way, so if you’re interested in a similar trip, I’ve got you covered!

All that is up on this site for now are excerpts from my travel journal from previous destinations and a video my husband put together of our trip to Europe (Summer 2012). In time, I will put up destination guides and reviews on hotels, restaurants, activities, etc.  I’m not exactly sure how this website will evolve, but I’m excited about the possibilities and am thrilled that you’re coming along for the ride!