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2016 Travel Memories

This past year has been full of big changes and new travel memories.  We moved to Italy and found an apartment with the most beautiful view of Capri. I sold my car in California and bought a used Fiat. I started this travel blog to share travel guides and experiences as an expat in Europe. Along with bringing Alfie to Paris, these were some of my favorite travel memories of 2016.

Rome, Italy. Teatro Gelateria

Since I live just a short train ride from Rome, I visit once and while because it’s an easy trip and sometimes you just need to have a gelato-filled weekend.  Read: The Cost of a Weekend in Rome.

Sorrento for the Summer

I love exploring coastal towns in Italy. Sorrento is a short drive or train ride from Naples and a great base to explore the Amalfi Coast. Check it out in the summer for a lazy day lounging in the sun or in the winter if you prefer off season travel. This breakfast was by far the best free hotel breakfast of 2016, if not ever. Read: Sorrento in the Summer


I reminisced about a very special trip with my mom to Santorini. Read: Santorini Travel Guide and Attempting to Ride a Donkey in Santorini.

Montepulciano- Tuscan Road Trip

Taking a few road trips throughout Tuscany was certainly a highlight. For a great intinerary, check out Road Trip in Tuscany and be sure to stop by Cordella Winery.

Rovinj, Croatia

I had never heard of the city of Rovinj in Croatia until I went. This city is lesser known than Split and Dubrovnik, but it has all the same charm and appeal. Read: Exploring Rovinj, Croatia.

Amsterdam Weekend

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in Europe. I’m currently planning to go back when the tulips are in bloom. Spring cannot come quick enough. Read: Amsterdam for the Weekend.

Munich Christmas Market. Germany.

It was just last month we were exploring the Christmas markets in Munich, Germany. Prague has a wonderful Christmas market as well. Read: Munich Chrismas Market and Prague Christmas Market.

This year has certainly brought many cherished travel memories, and I’m eager to see what 2017 has in store. What were some of you favorite travel memories of 2016? I’d love to hear about any upcoming trips you have for the new year!

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  1. Reply
    Sweet Poppy
    January 1, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Amazing places!!

    Happy new year <3


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      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      January 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      It was a good year!! Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Reply
    January 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    These photos are amazing, especially the first one with the chihuahua haha – it really personalises it rather than just having a generic image of the Eiffel Tower. I’m so jelly that you went to Santorini, it looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. And oooh, funny Amsterdam’s one of your favourite places, my friends actually want to go there this March!

    Little Moon Elephant

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      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      January 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      You guys should definitely go to Amsterdam! I had so much fun. Going with a bunch of friends would be a blast!

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    January 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    These are all so beautiful! I hope that 2017 brings you even more travels 🙂


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      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      January 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks Alexandra! I hope so too!

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    January 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I would love to travel to Europe one of these day!

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      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      January 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      You definitely should if you ever get the chance! It’s just so lovely : )

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