I pulled onto the hilltop and turned off the engine. I had been driving for a while and was sure the car needed to breathe. I think I needed to breathe as well. This wasn’t any hilltop, after all. It was my favorite hilltop in the world. As I opened the door I was greeted with crisp mountain air as the memories of my visits in 2010 and 2013 came back. The view was as good as I remembered. I was back. Back in St. Gilgen, Austria. Read on for more!
For those of you in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving! For those elsewhere, happy Thursday evening! I just wanted to take a few moments to say thanks to everyone who has stumbled across Andy’s Travel Blog. We launched the blog two years ago and it’s been a heck of a ride. Here’s to many more! As part of Thanksgiving, I asked some of my fellow BoardingArea bloggers what they were thankful for, both in life and in the world of airline points/miles. Here were some of my favorite responses: Mark from TravelBlawg: I’m personally thankful for all the family, friends, and acquaintances I get to walk through life with, and the many more I have yet to meet! I’m most thankful for my United Premier Access (as I wrote about here). It may sound simple, but it saves me much time and stress, so I may focus on enjoying my travels even more! Brian from The Gate: I am thankful for my health. I have no allergies and take no medications — not even aspirin. Mentally and physically, I still feel like I am in my twenties. Although I have no one specific benefit related to frequent flier loyalty program miles and points for which I am thankful, I am truly thankful for all of the travel I have already accomplished in my life — and eager for more in the future… Jen (one of my favorite bloggers) from Jetsetter’s Homestead: I’m thankful for the gift and grace of travel. I’m… read more
Andy makes his way to Hallstatt, Austria. But not before another funny run-in with a random person in Slovenia.
Andy points out one of the all time great trip reports in progress at another blog.
I really loved Lake Bled in Slovenia. It’s beautiful castle, the picturesque island, everything about it is wonderful. Take a look in this week’s Picture of the Week!