Far from the skyscrapers of North America
It isn’t easy to find the time to blog when I’m on the road, since I’m so busy trying to photograph all the amazing locations in the area I’m visiting. This time I’m finding it even harder than usual because Austria is providing me with one amazing scene after another. I thought that it would be fitting to post some images from Canada while I’m away from home, especially such contrasting photos of the types of buildings that aren’t found in abundance in Europe. Today as I write this I’m in Vienna, surrounded by the incredible art, architecture, history, and culture that is found around every street corner. Talk about a contrast to the buildings in downtown Toronto!
So far Innsbruck was incredible, and my brief stay in Seefeld was heavenly thanks to the great Hotel Klosterbräu and the delicious 5 course dinner at Hotel Astoria that I’m still dreaming of. Big thank you to Lilli our guide from the Seefeld & Tirol Tourism Board who went the extra mile over and over again to make sure that I had a great time, as did my fellow travel travel blogger friends who joined me in Seefeld. Vienna has been a revelation, I’m in love with the city and the people here. It’s no wonder Vienna keeps being rated as the best city in to world to live in.
Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck
The main purpose of me coming to Europe this time was to attend the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Innsbruck. It was great to meet so many of my fellow travel bloggers, some who I have spoken to a number of times online but for many it was a first time meeting. The seminars were informative and I was impressed with the open and frank discussions about the industry and how we can strive to make it more sustainable for writers and photographers. I’ll have more about the conference in an upcoming blog, so for now I want to be sure to thank all the organizers and speakers that deserve a pat on the back for a job well done. For me the conference was a big success and I walk away from Innsbruck with a smile on my face knowing that I made so many new friends who I am looking forward to keeping in touch with. Fun week with inspiring people, and I even won an award! Can’t ask for much more than that :)
Off to Budapest tomorrow, but I’ll leave you with a few iPhone camera snaps from the trip so far. Bonus points if you know where each photo was taken.
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