If you’re a fan of road tripping around the U.S., you are going to love exploring Europe. Chris and I just got back from two months on the road with Hertz Europe, and it was unlike anything we could have imagined. With the exception of a quick flight from Greece, we were able to drive between 6 countries, all very close in proximity, that include: France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and our personal favorite that we’ll be showcasing first, Italy.
From the rich history and old architecture of Rome, to the uniquely different and tiny coastal towns, the endless wine fields and the insanely gorgeous mountain range of the Dolomites- Italy is straight from a dream. Also, the food and coffee is out of this world.
As professional photographers, we usually have to wake up early for a clean picture. In Greece, it was the exact opposite. The crowds are what make this absolutely breathtaking destination an experience. Everyone gathers in Oia to watch the sun go down, cheer, drink and be merry. Visit any of Greece’s other 227 inhabited islands, and the experience is similar, though each island still offers unique views and activities.
We heard the landscapes in Slovenia were beautiful, but this was unexpected. Possibly the bluest water we’ve ever seen and if you get the chance to visit during Fall, you’re in for a treat.
Drive 30 minutes, and you’re in Austria. Surrounded by mountains in every direction, the hiking culture is huge and you’ll want to spend a few days in the town of Hallstatt. Wake up early here to beat the crowds, though.
Looking to explore a complete fairytale? Head to Germany and you’ll be so surprised with the amount of castles you find around every turn. Although all four corners of the country have something to offer and a few hidden gems, you’ll want to set aside extra time for the long drives. We recommend the Harz and Saxon Switzerland National Parks!
No matter where you end up in Switzerland, you can’t go wrong. We quickly became obsessed with how beautiful this country was. The locals are so nice, there are roads on every cliffside and every valley, the food is amazing- and it's all a little on the pricier side... Bring a few credit cards haha
When you think of France, you instantly jump to Paris! The cities elegance and the romance of the Eiffel Tower undoubtedly lives up to the hype. Make sure you grab a bottle of wine and soak up the views from the lawn. And if we failed to mention how beautiful the coast and countryside were, we’d be doing the country a disservice.