Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sailing the Mediterranean

After four amazing weeks in an utterly breathtaking city, my time in Prague has come to a close. Luckily for me, I do not have to cross the pond back to America just yet. My current adventure started this past Saturday as I left for a TopDeck tour of Europe. Over the course of three weeks, I will hit 12 beautiful European countries, camping along the way.

I met up with my new group in Rome to start the tour. Even though I was one of three new people joining a group of over 30, all my new friends have been more than welcoming. I felt a bit overwhelmed that first night, not knowing anyone, but I am starting to click with the others more. The group is incredibly diverse, with people ranging from 18 to 33 from all across the globe. I am one of only two Americans on the tour. 

Our first big destination was Greece. We took an overnight ferry from Rome to Greece and then met up on a dock in Corfu to learn how to sail our own boats. We spent three nights sailing, swimming, and eating Greek food on beautiful blue waters. The sailing trip was great because I learned how to steer a boat, put up the sails, and dock the boat. It was a really cool experience that I probably would not have been able to do otherwise. I especially enjoyed the trip because bonding is not necessarily hard when you're sleeping in very close quarters on a sailing boat.

My adventure continues tonight in Albania, where we stopped for a nice dinner and to gather ourselves after sailing. The next stop is Croatia. I am so thrilled to explore Dubrovnik and see what the city has to offer!


  1. This tour of Europe seems amazing, definitely a once in a lifetime kind of thing! Your pictures are beautiful and your trip so far seems so exciting for it just being the beginning. Croatia was on my list of places to travel to, however, unfortunately I wont have enough time to go there. Write about Croatia next week so I can live through your experience!

  2. This is so exciting! It sounds like the perfect thing to do since your program was a little shorter then some others! I am looking forward to hearing about the other 11 countries you go to and the experiences you have there. Sailing lessons defiantly isn't a basic thing to do in Greece so I'm sure you will be doing a lot of other unique things! Have an amazing time!