Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Holland America Cruise ship in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Our Holland America Cruise arrived in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy and tendered us to the city walls.  I had never heard of Alghero, so I did a little research before we arrived.  Seemed to me, the best thing to do was just walk around and enjoy this historical place.

Rocky coastline of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

As we arrived, we could see some locals enjoying the beautiful day on their rocky coastline.  Not your typical beach, but beautiful, none the less.

Not your typical tree either!  But super cool looking!

The ancient walls of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

We spent a lot of the day exploring the ancient wall around the city.  The views were gorgeous and the history abundant.

Huge catapult on the wall of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

After finding some cool things, like this catapult, along the wall, we headed in to the city streets for some more exploring.

Unique doors in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

I can't get enough of the unique doors throughout Europe.  Usually I don't get to see who lived behind these doors, but in Alghero, I got lucky.

Local women of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

These two lovely ladies were chatting about the day as one was heading home from the store.  I couldn't resist asking for a picture.  They were so happy!  I think they were proud to show off the people of Alghero, not just the buildings.

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Ancient sundial in the building

Inside a church: Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

I just love to explore ancient cities like this.  The wall around it keeps it small enough to explore on foot.  There are so many exciting details to capture around every corner.  It was such a great cruise stop.  Even though I had never heard of Alghero, it was one of my favorite stops.

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Happytravelbug in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

Have you ever been to Alghero? or Sardinia?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  If not, tell me your dream European destination.  I'd love to know!  Happy travels...


The Ancient Walls of Alghero

There are many places in Italy that come to mind when planning a trip: Rome, Venice, Florence, etc. Alghero isn't really one of them.  Every heard of it?  Well you should get to know it.

Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

As we approached on our cruise ship, you could see the 16th century wall around the city and the beautiful bell tower.  I really didn't know what to expect, as I had never heard of this place.


World Vegan Day

Veggie burger and sweet potato fries from the Greenbrier

In honor of World Vegan Day, I wanted to give a shout out to my favorite veggie burger and sweet potato fries.  These bad boys were consumed at one of my favorite destinations...The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.  I have been to the Greenbrier numerous times, but my last visit was the first one as a vegan.  I am very familiar with all of their restaurants and was a little concerned that I would have a difficult time.  I am so happy to say that wasn't the case.  Every restaurant worked with me to provide an amazing meal.  Sometimes even fixing things that weren't on the menu so I could enjoy dinner in all the restaurants just like every one else.  I hope you all try to eat a more plant based diet for your health, the environment and especially the animals.  Happy World Vegan Day!


My adventure in St John, US Virgin Islands

I've traveled to the Caribbean lots this year.  Starting off the new year in Puerto Rico (read about that here) and then heading to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, but my St. John trip was like no other.

St. John, USVI

To start things off, I rented a jeep that I had to drive on the wrong side of the road.  And as you can see above, St. John is very hilly with lots of sharp turns.  I felt like a teenager again, really focused every time I got behind the wheel.  Plus, I was so proud of myself, which isn't a feeling I usually have after parking my car.  ;)
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