It was three years ago this month that I started Meg Travels. My very first post was about Venice, which has been one of the places I’ve written a lot about ever since! As I look back I think that there are so many aspects of travel that are part of the overall experience, such as planning, getting lost, finding souvenirs, wondering what to do with the souvenirs when you get home, shopping, and many other details. I still wonder if it will rain, but I’ve found that a place can be just as beautiful under cloudy or rainy skies. I just try to keep an umbrella handy – or a poncho. Either one works fine.
I think that walking is an excellent way to see a place too. And when possible, stop at a gelato shop for a delicious treat as you walk. Here are pictures from some of my rainy, sunny, chilly, warm and mostly wonderful travel adventures from over the past three years. There’s more to come too.
Shopping in Florence
Shopping in Avignon
In case it rains…
St Ives after the rain
Lighthouse in Maine
Stop here in Barcelona
Prince Edward Island
After all, travel is both inspiring and fun!
After my trip I decided that July is a great time to visit Maine. While I was there it was hot during the day but in the evening a breeze from the ocean made it much cooler. Lots of people were at the beach and there was plenty of room for everyone’s chairs, blankets and umbrellas (at least before high tide). I heard people say that the water was slightly warmer than usual. During the afternoon when the sun was so bright I visited the local lighthouse and then went into town to shop and stay indoors for a while. Here are some of the places I saw.
at a souvenir shop
Flowers on a deck
…near the ocean
An early bird at sunrise.
The start of a new day.
It was a cloudy day when I visited this lighthouse on the coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada. I climbed the stairs to the top for a view of the beach below. From the ground there was a boardwalk leading to the water. These pictures reminded me of this week’s theme.
This is a place I’d dreamed about ever since reading the Anne of Green Gables stories, and I was so happy to have the chance to visit! It was quite easy to get around, whether by car, bicycle or on foot. And the best part was that I had enough time to thoroughly explore the island. Here’s some of what I saw.
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There are many things to see on Prince Edward Island that don’t include Anne of Green Gables. Although I was there because I wanted to visit all of the Anne (and L. M. Montgomery) places, I also found beautiful beaches, lighthouses, and towns.
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