THREE YEARS OF MARRIAGE | SEVEN CITIES | HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Today my husband and I celebrate three beautiful years. I know that for some three years may seem like nothing, but for us, it's an exciting celebration! I feel like we've been married for much longer, yet the time has gone by quicker than I can fathom.


We vowed when we got married that adventure would always be a part of our lives. We made a promise to travel each year, but this year our plans changed because of the pandemic. We've celebrated our last two anniversaries in Europe and the United Kingdom, so it's a bit different being here in Michigan. Nevertheless, I absolutely love spending time with my husband, no matter where we are! Even though our anniversary looks a bit different because of the travel restrictions, I know that our love remains the same.


As we celebrate today, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our past travels and adventures together. From the very beginning, we've had the traditional adventures of travel, but also the adventures of daily life, marriage, challenges, and joys! I learn something new every time I travel, just as I learn something new through the challenges and joys of our friendship, relationship, and marriage. Life is certainly a crazy adventure, with or without traveling!


This year as our travel plans have changed, I've spent some time thinking about my past travels and all the adventures we've had. I am so thankful to have such an amazing travel partner, but even more so, an amazing husband. Instead of writing a love letter to my husband here (I'll do that privately), I want to share something different with you. I've selected photographs and excerpts from my past travels!


I have selected bits and pieces of things that I've learned along the way while traveling and I hope you can learn a bit, too!


All my love,

BARCELONA


"As with past travels, I’ve learned to appreciate beauty more, at home and afar. I was reminded yet again to slow down and enjoy the world that surrounds me."


Barcelona coast landscape photography. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Barcelona cathedral and building architecture. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white of Barcelona, Spain buildings. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Pink flowers in Barcelona. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Inside Barcelona cathedral with stained glass windows. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
View of Barcelona buildings from an alley. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Boats at a Barcelona marina. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

To view more of our Barcelona travels and read about our adventure, check out this blog.


BERLIN


"I thought I knew what there was to know about the Holocaust, yet everywhere we went I learned a little bit more about the history, the stories, the heartache. It is unfathomable the amount of destruction and evil that occurred."


"To be honest, beforehand I knew very little about the Berlin wall and learning about its impact and history was fascinating and saddening"


Berlin buildings and river. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Berlin architecture in black and white. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Rooftop view of the Berlin landscape. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
City streets in Berlin. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Walking in Berlin historical landmarks. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Berlin skyline in black and white. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Berlin sunset. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Berlin graffiti and street art. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

To read more about our travels in Berlin and see some photographs, check out this blog.

BUDAPEST


"We went to the Budapest National Gallery and History Museum. The most amazing realization was that all of the ancient artifacts were local to that exact city. Usually, in museums, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Lourve, or the National History Museum in London, the artifacts and antiques are gathered from around the globe, but here, they were taken straight from the source, Budapest."


Black and white Budapest stairs. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Budapest skyline from a window. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Budapest building and architecture. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Budapest building in black and white. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Historical doorways and windows in Budapest. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Black and white Budapest landscape photo. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Sunset in Budapest. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Budapest architecture in black and white. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.
Night landscape photos in Budapest. Photographed by Nicole Leanne Photography.

Check out more of our adventures in Budapest here.

EDINBURGH


"It’s amazing when you get away from the distractions of the world, how you start to focus on the people you love, the people you miss, and the people surrounding you. "


"And despite the wrong turns, closed attractions, sore feet, and dirty shoes, we absolutely loved our travels. While we adore being abroad, there is something so comforting abou