The bustle of a city is unlike anything else. A day spent roaming a metropolis can fill me with the powerful combination of inspiration and energy. But sometimes I crave a slower pace. An opportunity to delve into the intricacies of the seemingly simple.

My favorite small town that I’ve visited so far is Vico Equense, Italy (pictured below). This tight-knit village is rich in personality and idyllic scenes. Wandering through the square and the surrounding areas was one of the most serene experiences of my life. My sister and I came across a park adorned with Summer blooms and backed by the picturesque Italian coast. We spent hours just sitting on a bench, enjoying our front row seat. I’ve had a soft spot for small towns for a long time. But that day in the park at Vico Equense gave me a new appreciation for these little pockets of magic.

… which brings me to my travel bucket list. Below are 10 charming European small towns that I want to (and will) visit someday.

  1. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

2. Reine, Norway

3. Hallstatt, Austria

4. Procida, Italy

5. Quedlinburg, Germany

6. Annecy, France

7. Bled, Slovania

8. Geiranger, Norway

9. Cochem, Germany

10. Dinant, Belgium

Aaand now I want to hop on a plane.

So there you have it! Those are 10 charming members of my travel bucket list. Granted, that list is pretty long. But that just makes exploring all the more exciting. I can’t wait to check these gorgeous places off my list (and when I do, I’ll be sure to share all of my adventures with you).¬†Thanks so much for reading and I look forward to having you back!

Warmly,

Nikki