Welcome to travelhelix!
On May 2, 2017 we embarked on a 4-month travel adventure spanning 3 continents and 9 countries: Spain, Andorra, Morocco, Portugal, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia & the Bahamas. The trip was a combination of re-visiting our former lives (pre-DnA) and creating new memories together.
We’re going to kick things off by taking y’all back in time, to re-live some of the adventures that defined this maiden voyage! Below you will find a few photos from some of our most memorable experiences; just a brief glimpse into the destinations and adventures that you can look forward to reading more about, as the travelhelix adventures unfold.
From Madrid, Valencia, and Sevilla, to “La Feria” in El Puerto de Santa Maria, we can never get enough of Spain and the special memories this country and its culture have in our hearts. Revisiting both of our former lives in Spain as DnA for the first time will be something we never forget!
Falling in love with Morocco and the Moroccan culture was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our recent trip (not to mention, our first visit to Africa together!). We visited 5 cities in 10 days, wandering rich historical medinas, sleeping under the Sahara stars and experiencing the BEST cooking class of our lives in Chefchaouen.
Discovering tropical beauty, pastel sunsets and incredible food & beverages on the Portuguese island of Madeira also topped the charts. This hidden gem in the middle of the Atlantic should not be missed!
When it comes to Greece, the beauty in this country is unreal, from the mainland to the islands. For D’s first visit, we explored historical landmarks & hidden beaches on Crete (5 nights) and captured breathtaking sunsets on Santorini (3 nights). And of course, finding and sampling local cheeses & beverages was a top priority! This 8-day itinerary is ideal for anyone looking to get a unique flavor of Greece!
Photo above: beautiful Bálos Beach, on Crete. Well worth the 2-hour driving and hiking effort to reach it!
Speaking of sunsets, Montenegro has some of the BEST. We explored nearly all of the country’s Adriatic coastline in just 4 days, hiking up mountains to stellar views and soaking in these fiery sunsets. We also enjoyed plenty of local beverages (sometimes homemade & unlabeled!) from strangers on peaceful Skadar Lake! Živjeli!
Continuing on up the Adriatic, we spent 12 days in stunning Croatia, exploring vibrant historical old towns, island-hopping, swimming in saltwater lakes, and discovering remote beaches with crystal clear water. We wrapped things up with an inland visit to the Plitviče Lakes National Park (which was…AMAZING!).
We couldn’t have imagined a better way to end our European portion of this trip than with 5 nights in Slovenia. The castles, the lakes, the unbelievably well-manicured landscapes, and the hip modern city of Ljubljana made this destination one of our favorites!
So there you have it! We’re beyond excited to re-live these epic journeys, and thrilled to have you along for the ride.