Monday Montage: Nostalgia

Last week I was feeling thankful and this week, I am feeling nostalgic. I love being in Phuket, but sometimes miss the places we have visited before. Maybe I’m not so much missing the places we have been to, but the actual act of traveling on a larger scale than just a weekend/week here and there. So today I am taking a walk down memory lane and sharing my favorite post and pictures from my 3 favorite places that we visited along our travels so far.

  •  Portugal

Portugal was one of our first stops on our journey around the world. This vibrant and welcoming country stole my heart almost immediately with its delicious food, inexpensive, but tasty wine, and kind people. The historical sites also made this area of southern Europe an interesting experience. It is definitely worth a visit if you can make it there.

As I went back through our archives, my favorite post about Portugal was Roughing it in Unexpected Ways. I probably like it so much because it describes the food that I loved so much (and miss so much). My favorite photo from our time in Portugal is:


This was the view from the balcony at Travellers House when we first arrived in Lisbon. Located on Rua de Augusta it was in the heart of everything, this hostel was a perfect place to start our time in Lisbon.


  • Paros, Greece

This quiet island in Greece was one of my favorite spots. The locals were so helpful and kind, the food was fresh and decadent, the beaches lovely and warm. This was the first place along our journey around the world that I was finally able to get a tan. It was bliss.  My favorite post about Paros is called My Own Greek Island Paradise.  And my favorite picture:


Look at how little Z was! She loved walking along the stone walls that were all over Paros.  I love this picture of Z and her daddy enjoying the walk around the area we stayed in on Paros.


  • Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei was once my home many years ago. It was my first time ever living outside of America and it changed me in so many ways. The biggest way being that I realized that I COULD live outside of America. It was life changing, and here we are today living in Southeast Asia. During our travels we spent three months in Taipei, Taiwan so I wrote a ton about it, but my favorite post was called Perspective Plays a Part, which was about how my perception of Taiwan and myself changed from the time I lived there in the 2006 until we visited in 2013. My favorite photograph was:


The absolute joy on Z’s face in this photo make it my favorite. This girl… well, I think she is pretty awesome. This was taken at the Keelung Night Market which wasn’t the best place to take a toddler, but Z sure loved the dock there.

If you want to read more about our travels, you can search for specific countries in the search area on the right. Or you can also check out our archives. We traveled through parts of the USA, Curacao, Europe, and Asia in 2013. And then spent time in the USA,  Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore in 2014.

Thanks for reading and walking down memory lane with me today. I hope your Monday is filled with wonderful memories and the opportunity to make new ones!

Now it’s your turn! Feel free share in my nostalgia, and share a memory that comes to your mind. Or if you don’t feel like sharing that, what one of these three places would you like to visit someday? Leave a comment and join in the fun!

  17 comments for “Monday Montage: Nostalgia

  1. Sue Slaght
    February 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Jenny we loved Portugal. Lisbon is one of our favorite European cities.

    • andthreetogo
      February 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

      It is a place that doesn’t leave ones heart, that’s for sure. I still think I might like to go back there for good. 🙂

      • Sue Slaght
        February 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

        Ohhhh that sounds wonderful. 🙂

  2. Lani
    February 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Lucky you! And yes, Z’s face in Taiwan is the BEST. One day I hope for bigger travel plans, but until then I’m living vicariously though bloggers. Cheers. xxoo

    • andthreetogo
      February 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      It seems that I am lately as well 🙂 xoxo

  3. Jhanis
    February 4, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I envy you guys! I hope one day we can afford to just drop everything and travel! I’d love to see Bali, Greece, California and London! 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      February 4, 2015 at 8:54 am

      It was definitely a blessing (and still is) to have the opportunity to travel long term. Philippines (especially Cebu) are on my list 🙂

  4. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    February 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Nostalgia. Aaaah. To have time. That’s what I’m nostalgic for today. But, it will come. Anyhow, where to travel to that I haven’t. Turkey. Greece. Great Britain. You’ve done two out of three, I believe. Lucky! Terri

    • andthreetogo
      February 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      We almost went to Turkey, but it was when all the protests were going on, so we decided to skip it. Thinking about Turkish food right now is making me seriously sad about that 🙁 my stomach is growling now. Hahah

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        February 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        I dream of Turkey. It would be simply amazing.

  5. Shelley @Travel-Stained
    February 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

    We traveled RTW in 2012 and the weekend/week length trips are just not the same. I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately for longterm travel too. Portugal and Greece are 2 of my favourite places in the world as well, in particular for the affordable, amazingly fresh food. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      February 5, 2015 at 10:18 am

      That’s awesome! I would love to
      Read about your travels, any post you think I should read? Feel free to leave a few, but in different comments. More than one link in a single comment will send it to my spam folder. 🙂 thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. mamabyfire
    February 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Love the photos. The places all sound so amazing! I have always wanted to go to Greece-maybe one day. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      February 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      When you do make sure to check out paros! It’s perfect for kids 🙂

  7. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    February 15, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I’m trying to convince my parents to visit Portugal or Spain as part of the UK trip (they’re staying on a bit longer, or at least they’re thinking about it).

    But mostly I love what you saying about learning that you *can* live outside America. It’s amazing the mindset we get into and the possibilities we don’t see until we step outside our boxes.

    • andthreetogo
      February 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Oh they really should go! I don’t know exactly when they will be there, but when we were there in May and June it was absolutely lovely (and cheap in comparison to most of the EU)!

      • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
        February 15, 2015 at 8:55 am

        It would be May or late June/July. Really, they’re still tossing ideas around and they’ll let me know what they decide, but I threw a few suggestions in there anyway 🙂

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