Tag: travel

Spring Break

Spring Break

Hey Divas, I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling, so I decided to put Devotional Diva on a spring break! I think this will be just for a couple weeks. Hopefully some of you will be doing some traveling of your own around 

Casa di Giulietta — Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta — Verona, Italy

Happy Valentines Day, Divas!! In our last Devotional Diva post, I shared most of our trip to Vicenza and Verona, Italy… LEAVING OUT THE MOST ROMANTIC (YET FICTIONAL) PART! I saved Casa di Giulietta in Verona for a special Valentines Day post! We had to 

Verona & Vicenza, Italy: Diva Travel Trip Recap

Verona & Vicenza, Italy: Diva Travel Trip Recap

A couple weeks ago, we decided to take advantage of our current location in Croatia and check out a more northern area of Italy — the Veneto region. We set our sights on mainly Vicenza and Verona. We are going to do Venice as a separate trip at some point. Venice is super nearby, but there is a lot to do!

 

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There were pretty mountains and snow in Vicenza, but no snow in Verona!
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A banana boat!
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We ate at a little diner-style restaurant in Vicenza called “American Graffiti”
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O and his Daddy 🙂
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We walked around Verona and came upon a market (in the background of this picture) and this — those are shackles on the front.
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There was a lot of gorgeous architecture in Verona!
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And also a lot of easily accessible churches.
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This was a gorgeous statue outside of one of the churches.

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Plus, we got some BBQ on the way back.

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Florence Cathedral: Churches Around the World

Florence Cathedral: Churches Around the World

It’s time for another installment of Devotional Diva’s “Churches Around the World” series! Today we’re taking a look at the Florence Cathedral, which is of course in Florence, Italy (or Firenze as the Italians say!). The official name of the church is The Cathedral of 

Florence, Italy: Diva Travel

Florence, Italy: Diva Travel

Today I’m excitedly sharing with you photos from our anniversary trip to Florence, Italy! We had an amazing time and it’s my favorite city we’ve visited in Italy so far. And it was really kid and stroller-friendly. We weren’t able to do “all the things” 

Churches Around the World: Berlinerdom (Berlin Cathedral)

Churches Around the World: Berlinerdom (Berlin Cathedral)

Welcome to another installment of Devotional Diva’s Churches Around the World Series! Today we are finally visiting the fantastic Berlinerdom in Berlin, Germany! This is the grandest church I’ve yet to visit in Europe. We almost didn’t make the visit on our one day trip to Berlin since it was kind of jam-packed (see all about our adventures in Berlin here.)

We had already seen a small church at the Berlin Wall memorial, but my awesome husband knew I really wanted to go see the Berlinerdom (named as such for its dome shapes on top). So, he made it work for us and we were able to slip in for a little while before they closed.

Here is the link to the official website! We paid 7 euro each, so it was kind of expensive. But really worth it, I think. There’s a lot to see. It’s a really big and beautiful place.

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Below the church is the Hohenzollern Crypt. It contains the burial monuments of european royalty.
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In the crypt

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View from top. One of the main draws of the great Berlinerdom is the view, but you do have to climb about one zillion stairs to get there!

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My Heart Was Filled Up!

My Heart Was Filled Up!

I feel like I’ve left pieces of my heart in so many places. But Iowa is where I have spent the longest amount of time, it is where I grew up, and I still have so many people I love there, so it feels like 

My Beautiful Iowa

My Beautiful Iowa

We are back from our trip to the states! I’m so sorry it’s taken me awhile to get back in the swing of things here on Devotional Diva. Today I wanted to share with you some pictures from our adventures in Iowa (where I am from!) There’s 

Churches Around the World: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Churches Around the World: Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Continuing my Churches Around the World Series (why not, right? I end up visiting a church everywhere I go!), today we’re taking a took at the Eglise Saint-Michel church in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

During a stroll with my husband and son, we met a kind lady from Manhattan who offered to take our family picture by this beautiful tree. She and her husband regularly vacationed in Villefranche. After chatting for a bit, she said that she wanted to stop into the church and see if there was anything new going on. She offered to show us around, although it’s a fairly small church.

Apparently there used to be a lot more woodcarvings and things to “look at,” but in recent years, those have sadly gone away. If you’d like more information about this particular church, follow this link to go to its TripAdvisor page.

 

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The tree I mentioned!
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I LOVED THE FLOORS!!

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German & French Food Highlights

German & French Food Highlights

As I was going through all of my photos from my trips to France and Germany, I noticed I took a lot of photos of what I ate. Like, way too many too include them in the original Devotional Diva posts that I did about