This summer’s 30-day trip was inspired by a Delta fare sale to Moscow. Russia has been on my Bucket List for years and this seemed like a sign that it was time to check it off!
It was also a great opportunity to explore some of Russia’s neighboring countries and then make our way south toward the Mediterranean. Hence the theme, “Moscow to the Med!”
Russia was definitely a highlight, but Riga, Crete and the tiny island of Symi were wonderful surprises. I checked a hot air balloon flight off my Bucket List over Cappadocia and was amazed by Turkey’s incredible landscapes.
Summer travel buddy, Shannon, came along for the first half of the trip once again.
Here’s the full itinerary:
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia – Riga, Latvia – Vilnius, Lithuania – Corsica – Sardinia – Crete, Rhodes & Symi, Greece – Bodrum, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia, Turkey