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THROWBACK TO EUROPE

January 21, 2015

There’s something about traveling that makes me feel alive and at home. The destination doesn’t change the feeling, only what I learn. Seattle, Cambodia, Colorado, Europe, each place has taught me something. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. I flew out to Europe this past summer to shoot one of my best friends wedding in Switzerland. (You can check that out here if you missed it). Since I was also going to be in part of the wedding I brought my buddy Trey Dillon with me to second shoot. I’ve been around the world with him and he’s a ripping photographer. After arriving in Munich we were greeted with hugs and a German family tradition, football. After countless hours of travel we weren’t much good but we still managed to win 🙂

We woke up the next day and decided to rent a Fiat 500 open air (meaning the roof goes down) and spend the next few days driving 1300 miles in a big circle across Europe. My favorite way to travel is the least planned option, show up somewhere with no plan other to have a really good time, meet some great people, and go.

We picked up the Fiat in Munich and headed straight for the Alpes, a few hours of countryside and then dinner in Austria in some of the most beautiful mountains i’ve seen. 6 hours later we were in Venice sleeping in the Fiat in a parking garage. We caught sunrise over the grand canal and then wondered our way to St. Marks Square where we watched the city wake up. We then head across Italy to Cinque Terre where we spent a few days on the Mediterranean coast. We drank cappuccinos and espresso for breakfast, watched the sunset while drinking wine cliff side, and ate pizza three times a day. From there we drove back up through the Alpes into Switzerland to meet up with my buddy and later shoot the wedding. So many rad memories to think back on, big thanks to Chris and Tamara for getting married so I could make this trip happen!

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  1. Andrea K. Schmid

    January 22nd, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Awesome photos!! I recognize that house in Kleinkemnat.

  2. Joel Allegretto

    January 22nd, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    That house will always have fond memories for me. Now let’s get Chris and Tamara to come visit 🙂

  3. Katy Weaver

    January 22nd, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Oh my GOSH these are insane and that is the most wonderful idea ever!! Definitely might have to try that whole renting an open air Fiat in Europe thing. Sounds incredible and the photos are gorgeous!

  4. Joel Allegretto

    January 22nd, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Katy!! miss you and want to come to Portland soon.. Renting the Fiat was like half the price of the rail pass and we got to make our own schedule on our time, never had to think about making the next train ect. plus driving through Europe is probably the most amazing thing you could do. Highly recommend it.

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