Where Have I Been?

 

Upcoming travel:
  • September 2017: Limerick, Ireland
  • November 2017: Inverness and Torridon in NW Scotland
  • November 2017: Clifden, Ireland 
  • October 2017: Bristol & London, England
  • Dec 2017: Spain: Madrid and surrounding region
  • January 2018: Auvergne, France
  • March 2018: Yorkshire, England
  • April/May 2018: Honeymoon in Transylvania region of Romania 
  • May 2018: Belfast & Carrickfergus
  • July & August: 2x London & Edinburgh
  • September: Lyon & Beaujolais, France
  • USA: Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Outer Hebrides – Ullapool, Lewis, Harris in Scotland
  • 2019-2020: Ireland: Cork City,  Achill Island, Aran Islands, Cooley Peninsula, Cavan, North Mayo, – all unconfirmed ; Mourne Mountains, Hill of Tara/NewgrangeGalway & Cliffs of Moher
  • Apr/May 2019: Road trip through northern France – Bretagne & Loire Valley 
  • July 2019: London
  • July 2019: Aviemore & Cairngorms, Scotland
  • July 2019: Waterford & Wexford
  • Sept 2019: Portugal Lisbon/Sintra up the coast to Porto
  • Oct 2019: The Isle of Skye, Scotland + Urquehart Castle on Loch Ness
  • Nov 2019: Virginia/DC
  • Dec 2019: Umbria, Italy for Christmas 2019
  • March 2020: work trip – Glencoe & Glasgow, Scotland – CANCELLED DUE TO CV19
  • Spring 2020: working on medieval Guédelon Castle in France (south of Paris, near Loire) – CANCELLED DUE TO CV19
  • April, June or July 2020: Chengdu, China – CANCELLED DUE TO CV19
  • Exeter, Dartmoor & the Devon Coast – POSTPONED DUE TO CV19
  • Possible future trips, all unconfirmed, that have been discussed – Sicily, Italy; tour de Czechie; French Pyrenées; Marmures Mountains, Romania; Armenia or Georgia – ALL POSTPONED DUE TO CV19
  • Sept 2020: Umbria, Italy while still on Green List (confirmed) 

AUSTRIA

  • Vienna* ♥♥
  • Kreuzenstein Castle ♥♥
  • Linz
  • Salzburg
  • Innsbruck*
  • Swarovski Crystal Factory

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

  • Neum (for 20 minutes en route from Dubrovnik to Split, but we stopped! It counts).

BELGIUM

  • Brugges
  • Ghent ♥♥
  • Antwerp =

CROATIA

  • Dubrovnik ♥
  • Split ♥
  • Zagreb =
  • the Dalmatian Coast
  • Lopud Island
  • Koločep Island

CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Prague* ♥♥

DENMARK

  • Copenhagen ♥

ENGLAND (lived in Bath in 2011)

  • Bath*+ ♥♥
  • London* ♥
  • Glastonbury
  • Wells
  • Lacox
  • Bournemouth =
  • Cotswolds*
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Bradford-on-Avon
  • Oxford
  • Stonehenge
  • Jurassic Coast ♥
  • Liverpool
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Kenilworth Castle
  • Corfe Castle
  • Southampton
  • Winchester ♥
  • New Forest ♥
  • Bristol ♥
  • Yorkshire Dales NP♥♥
  • Lake District NP – St Sunday Crag, Ullswater Lake ♥♥
  • Swaledale – incl Mucker Village ♥
  • Ravenstonedale village

ESTONIA

  • Tallinn ♥♥
  • along the Baltic Coastline

FRANCE

(lived in Lyon from 2013-2017)

  • NORTH
  • Paris*
  • Bretagne: Mont-saint-Michel ♥♥ ; St Malo ; Dinan♥ ; St Suliac ♥ ; Becheral ; Vitré ♥♥ ; Roche des Fées ♥
  • Loire Valley: Blois +Château =, Château de Chambord ♥, Château de Chenonceau ♥ ; Angers + Chateau ; Chateau de Saumur ♥ ; Abbey de Fontvraud ♥ ; Rigny-Ussé & Chateau d’Ussé♥ ; Chinon village & Chateau de Chinon ; Azay-le-Rideau village & Chateau d’Azay
  • Strasbourg*♥
  • Bayeux
  • CENTRAL
  • Lyon* + ♥♥
  • Rhone/Isere: Vienne/St Romain-en-Gal, Pérouges* ♥, Tain Hermitage + vignoble, Cremieu ♥
  • Beaujolais: Beaujeu, Arnas, Ternand ♥♥, Bagnols♥, Salles Arbuissonas, Villefranche-sur-Saone*, Chateau Montmelas, Anse ♥, Neuville-sur-Saone, Oingt ♥, Tarare
  • Clermont-Ferrand*
  • Auvergne: St Saturnin, Pont-de-Château, Saint Nectaire, Billom♥, Ambert ♥, Courpière, Olliergues ♥, Parc Régional de Livradois-Forez♥, Fougères, Montpeyroux♥
  • Massif Centrale: Auvergne Volcanoes NP (Mountain range)* ♥ – incl. Puy de Dôme ; Puy de Sancy et Puy de Côme
  • Auvergne Châteaux: de la Batisse; de Val♥♥, de Saint-Amant-Tallende, de Murol, de Ravel * ♥, de Chantelauze
  • Chatel Guyon & Chateau de Chazeron for my wedding! ♥♥♥ [Auvergne]
  • Auvergne: La Cantal: la Cregut* ; Besse ; Bort les Orgues
  • Dijon*
  • EAST
  • The Alps: Col Vert*, Villard-de-Lans, Megève ♥, Annecy* ♥, Grenoble, Chambéry
  • Mont Blanc
  • Chamonix*
  • St Gervais les Bains ♥
  • Montvauthier
  • SOUTH
  • Avignon
  • Marseille =
  • Montelimar + Château des Adhemar ♥
  • Ardèche: Largentière ♥♥, Baluzac ♥♥, Pont-d’Arc, Gorges d’Ardèche♥, Montreal
  • Montpellier ♥
  • Languedoc: Nîmes♥, Lunel, Port Camarague, Grotte des Demoiselles, Cevennes Mountains, St Guilhiem le Desert♥, Uzes, Les Calanques National Park ♥, Béziers =, Carcassonne ♥♥

GERMANY

  • Berlin* =
  • Munich*
  • Dresden ♥
  • Nuremberg
  • Heidelberg ♥
  • Frankfurt =
  • Stuttgart
  • Neuschwanstein Castle ♥
  • Hohenzollern Castle
  • Hohenschwangau Castle

HUNGARY

  • Budapest ♥♥

ICELAND

  • Reykjavik ♥
  • Mt Esja ♥

IRELAND (Currently live in Sligo, Ireland) 

  • Dublin,* Howth
  • Co Limerick: Limerick city* ; Adare & abbeys ♥, Askeaton Abby ; Beagh Castle ♥; Curraghchase Regional Park & Manor ♥ annnnnd Bunratty Castle – where I got engaged! ♥♥♥
  • Co Galway: Galway city* ; Connemara NP ♥*; Errisbeg Hill; Roundstone ; Killary Fjord, Clifden, Slieve Aughty, Lough Corrib, Augnanure Castle
  • Co Clare: Cliffs of Moher; Kilkee*; Ennis ♥; the Burren NP ♥; Lahinch; Loop Head
  • Co Kerry: Dingle Town; Dingle Peninsula – hiked the Dingle Way; Slea Head ♥; Killarney & Killarney National Park + Abbey
  • Co Sligo: Sligo town* + ♥; Strandhill*; Knocknarea Hill*; Carrowmore, Creeveykeel tomb; Carrowkeel tombs ♥♥ ; Lough Gill*; Drumcliff*; Mullaghmore Head; Ballygawley Hills* ; Union Wood ; Markree Castle; Enniscrone; Easkey; Rosses Point; Ballymote Castle, Deerpark Forest; Creevylea Abbey;  Slish Wood; Hazelwood ; Moygara Castle & Cloghar Stone Fort ♥; Ballindoon Abbey ♥♥ ; Balinafad Castle; Slieveward Hill♥ ; Knocknashee Hill♥♥ & Lavagh Abbey; Tullymore Holy Well ; Lough Arrow & Labby Rock ; Cashelore ; Ballisodare Abbey ; Keash Caves & Mountain♥; King’s Mountain; Lough Easkey; 
  • Co Mayo: Ballina; Westport town; Lough Conn; Mount Falcon Castle
  • Co Waterford: Waterford city, Lismore Castle & gardens ♥, Coumshingaun Lake & the Comeragh Mountains ♥
  • Wexford
  • Co Tipperary: Rock of Cashel ♥, Cahir Castle, Mitchellstown Caves, Roscrea town an castle
  • Co Cork: Cobh; Middleton (Jameson Distillery)
  • Co Donegal♥: Slieve League cliffs ♥ ; Killybegs; Malin Head ♥♥ ; Dunfanaghy village + Horn Head ♥♥ ; Ardara village; St John’s Point; Glenveagh NP* ♥ + Mt Errigal;  Donegal town; Letterkenny; Lough Swilly; Rossnowlagh;
  • Co Offaly: Birr Castle
  • Co Leitrim: Glencar Waterfall & Upland; Parkes Castle; Lough Rynn Castle, Doonin Hills, Carrick-on-Shannon ; Dromohair & Creevylea Abbey ; Killinummry; Drumshambo 
  • Co Roscommon: Boyle & Monastery ♥ ; Kilronan Castle, Owenygat Cave♥ + Rathcroagan hills ; Clontykilla Castle & Lough Key + Castle Island ; Bluebell Woods ; Knockranny Woods, Ownyegat Cave♥, Rindoon Castle ♥, Roscommon town, abbey and castle; Keadue 
  • Co Meath: Newgrange ♥ ; Dowth tombs ♥ ; Bective Abbey ; Hill of Tara ; Trim Castle
  • Co Wicklow: Glendalough Monastic Site, Wicklow National Park

ITALY

  • Rome* ♥♥
  • Venice*
  • Milan
  • Florence
  • Lake Como
  • Fiesole
  • Bari
  • Torino ♥♥
  • Aosta* ♥
  • Aosta Valley* ♥
  • Fenis Castle
  • Sacra di San Michele + Sant’Ambrogio ♥♥
  • Verona ♥
  • Brunico (Bruneck)
  • Lago di Braies ♥
  • Tures Castle + Waterfall ♥
  • Mt Kronplatz ♥
  • Dolomites Mountains ♥
  • Cogne
  • Gran Paradiso NP ♥
  • Valmonty village
  • Spello ♥♥
  • Assisi ♥
  • Trevi ♥
  • Perugia* ♥
  • Spoletto* ♥
  • Pompeii ♥♥
  • Collepino ♥
  • Bevagna
  • Montefalco

LATVIA

  • Riga ♥
  • Turaida Castle ♥♥
  • Gauja River Valley ♥♥
  • Gutmanis Cave ♥
  • Sigulda
  • Krimulda ♥

LIECHTENSTEIN

  • Vaduz*
  • Schaan
  • Gutenburg Castle, Balzers ♥

LITHUANIA

  • Vilnius =
  • Trakai & Trakai Island Castle ♥

NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Belfast & Cavehill Park * ♥
  • Giant’s Causeway & Causeway Coastal trek ♥♥
  • Ballintoy Harbour
  • Dunluce Castle ♥
  • Bushmills
  • Portballintree
  • Carrick-a-Rede
  • Co Fermanagh: Castle Caldwell Park, Belmore Forest Park/Pollenagollum Cave ♥
  • Derry city
  • Mussendun Temple & Downhill Desmense
  • Omagh = & Gorten Glen Forest Park
  • Shane’s Castle
  • Sperrins Mountains – Mt Sawel

MACEDONIA

  • Skopje
  • Lake Ohrid
  • Ohrid ♥

NETHERLANDS

  • Amsterdam ♥

NORWAY

  • Bergen ♥
  • Flåm – Myrdel
  • the Sognefjord ♥

POLAND (lived in Warsaw from 2012-2013)

  • Warsaw* + ♥♥
  • Wilanow Palace
  • Kraków
  • Gdansk ♥
  • Marlbork & Marlbork Castle ♥
  • Toruń ♥
  • Lublin ♥
  • Poznań ♥
  • Wrocław ♥♥
  • Zakopane
  • the Tatra Mountains ♥
  • Częstochowa
  • Załęcze Wielkie+*
  • Wielun
  • Kloski*
  • Łódź =
  • Kazimierz Dolny ♥
  • Rajcza
  • the Beskid Mountains ♥
  • Bielsko-Biała
  • Katowice =
  • Jabłonna Palace

PORTUGAL

  • Lisbon =
  • Sintra
  • Porto ♥

RUSSIA

  • St Petersburg ♥♥
  • Moscow ♥

ROMANIA

2018 Honeymoon in Romania’s Transylvania!! 

  • Bucharest
  • Bran Castle =
  • Brașov ♥♥
  • Rașov Fortress
  • Fargaraș Castle ♥
  • Sibiu ♥♥
  • Hunadoara
  • Corvin’s Castle ♥♥
  • Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (Roman ruins) ♥
  • Rau de Mori mountains ♥
  • Hatag
  • Lake Cliniș ♥
  • Silvașu – Bison
  • Alba Iulia
  • Sighișaora ♥♥
  • Biertan Fortified Church
  • Rupea Castle ♥♥
  • Sinaia
  • Peleș Castle
  • Peleșor Castle
  • Snagov Island Monastery ♥

SCOTLAND

  • Aberdeen ♥
  • Edinburgh* ♥
  • St Andrews
  • Stonehaven
  • Dunnattor Castle ♥♥
  • Loch Rannoch
  • Highlands Mt. Schiehallion ♥
  • Inverness* ♥
  • Loch Ness
  • Aviemore* ; Loch Morlich ; Craigellechie Park ; Carrbridge
  • Pitlochry
  • Torridon + Loch Clair
  • Ullapool
  • Isle of Lewis – Stornaway, Butt of Lewis, Callanish Stones, Dalmore Beach, Dun Carloway ♥
  • Isle of Harris – Tarbert, Luskentyre Beach, An Clisan Mountain♥
  • Isle of Skye ♥ – Loch Corrusk, Trumpen Peninsula, Portree, Broadford, Quirrang
  • Isle of Raasay
  • Glenelg village + broches ♥
  • Urquehart Castle / Loch Ness shores
  • Eilean Donan Castle ♥ / Dornie village

SLOVAKIA

  • Bratislava =

SPAIN

(lived in Puerto de Sagunto [near Valencia] in 2011; summer camp teacher in Ronda and Santoña in 2014)

  • Barcelona* +
  • València*
  • Communidad Valenciana: Albufera Natural Park; Puerto de Sagunto+; Sagunto; Xàtiva ♥; Peñíscola* ♥
  • Madrid +
  • Communidad Madrid: Madrid: Toledo; Segovia ♥; Alcala de Heneres (Cervantes!)♥; Aranjuez + Palace
  • Communidad Andalucia: Ronda + ♥♥ *; Zahara de la Sierra ♥♥; Grazalema; Málaga =
  • Communidads Cantabria & Asturias: Santoña+; Santillana del Mar*; Santander; Isla; San Vincente; Playa Berria
  • Basque Country: Bilbao ♥; San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ♥
  • Teruel ♥

SWEDEN

  • Stockholm

SWITZERLAND

  • Lucerne
  • Lausanne
  • Montreux ♥
  • Chateau de Chillon ♥♥

UKRAINE

  • Kiev ♥

THE VATICAN

  • Vatican City

WALES

  • Cardiff =

Plus–All over the US (35+ states), Canada, the USVI, and Costa Rica

*I’ve visited more than once

+I’ve lived here anywhere from 1 month to 1 year+

♥  One of my favourites! (I have a lot…) ♥♥ means I am still in love with this place, even long after leaving it…

= One of my least favourites

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7 thoughts on “Where Have I Been?

    • Thanks! I’ve been here for a little over 4 years, living in 4 different countries, and have had the luck to travel all over the continent…but there are still many places, even countries, that I’ve never seen!! Glad there are others like me who are so passionate about travelling in Europe!!

      • I have lived in Europe all my life and haven’t seen as many places! You’ve inspired me that I need to get out and see more of what is closer to home 🙂

        • Great!! But isn’t that always the case? We never visit our own ‘backyards’…that is, until we have a friend come to visit, and then we discover all kinds of new places! I never properly appreciated my home region in America (Washington DC) until I left it… definitely take advantage of the relative proximity and feasibility to travel within Europe (not to mention its incredible diversity!) and discover new places! It’s worth it:)

    • Not avoiding – just not had the chance yet!! I’ve only recently added the countries of Portugal (earlier this year) and Romania (last year) to my Visited list, as well as new destinations within Ireland, France, Italy, Scotland and England in the last 2 years. Hopefully will get to visit Finland one day! Other countries I’d like to add include Bulgaria, Slovenia, Armenia, Georgia and Luxembourg, as well as many many places within the countries already marked on this map 🙂

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