Between Italy and Austria: A Road Trip For the Soul…

by Tina on October 9, 2013

in Travel

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Do you ever have a moment when you just want to jump in the car, roll the windows down, and feel nothing but the wind in your hair as the view behind you slips away?  Some days I feel myself getting so caught up in the busyness of life, fretting over things that really, in the end, are so insignificant.  My vision becomes so small, so centered around myself.  Do you ever feel that way?

A drive through the alps, this time between Italy and Austria might just be the place for you.  With a brief interlude in Switzerland, the road stretches and twists through some of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.  Here is a little more of a place where the world suddenly seems a lot bigger and the troubles of life just a little smaller…

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I love how the road literally winds back and forth up the steep mountain…

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And how the blues reach from the water to the mountains and up to the sky…

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We rolled the windows down, turned off the Ipad, Game Boys, and music, and listened to the quiet serenity all around us…

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It was a peaceful place where the soul can rest and the heart can breathe…


You can also see a little from our Road Trip from Interlaken to Lake Como here.



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June Pope October 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Hi there, I started following you after seeing your house search on HGTV a couple years ago. I love reading your blog. Always something different. I actually just saw a repeat of the show this past weekend. You mentioned recently that the HGTV crew was back at your home filming an update, and I was wondering if you knew when it would air. I don’t want to miss it. Keep doing what you do ‘mama’. Your family seems to be handling living abroad wonderfully.


Tina October 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Thanks so much for joining us and for your kind and encouraging words, June! We have not heard back yet about the air date, but as soon as I hear something I will post about it here!


kelleyn October 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

It is such a beautiful drive!


Rochelle October 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I love Switzerland! And your photos are so dreamy and beautiful, just had a peek at the other ones too. Somehow missed them before. Lovely and I love the writing of memories on them. Thanks for sharing. :)


Ania @ The New Diplomat's Wife October 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

we did this nearly same drive when going from austria to the south of france, overnighting at the lakes…i couldn’t agree more….


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