Through the Lens: Austrian Alps

One of the most beautiful places I have been to. Wow. This is one of those places that makes you feel small and empowered all at the same time. I can see why it’s a popular place to visit in the winter for skiing. I absolutely love it in the summer as it’s not too […]

Through the Lens: Vienna, Austria

The first thing you need to know about my most recent trip to Austria: I kind of fell in love. This country is rich with history and filled with beautiful architecture. I loved the city and I loved the mountains. There is so much to see and learn and experience. Also, there is much too much to […]

Through the Lens: Almudena Cathedral

After heading to tour the Palacio Real de Madrid only to find that it was being used as a palace and no tours were running, we wandered into the cathedral next door. Certainly one of the newer cathedrals in Europe, with construction only being completed in 1993. But I think this place is worth the visit if […]

Through the Lens: Palacio Real de Madrid

After a delicious Spanish lunch near Sol we took a short metro ride to the Opera stop to see the palace. Later in the week we came back in hopes of taking a tour, but unfortunately, officials were in residence and the palace was in use. We explored and enjoyed the architecture and air conditioning […]

Through the Lens: Bedouin Tents in the Crystal Palace

Day one in Madrid is a bit of a hazy, jet legged memory. We touched down in Madrid at 8:00 AM which meant we hit the ground running. We went all over Madrid and ate delicious food and laughed and it was beautiful. I’ll be doing a few posts with pictures and bits about day one. […]