Thank You And A New Adventure

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all the wonderful people who have left powerful comments of encouragement to me and who have followed my blog.

You really don’t know how much that means to me.

You are the reason this blog has grown so quickly (over 200 followers in less than 2 months).. Your shares, tweets etc are helping new people to get inspired and it gets me pumped! :)

I love helping people and seeing people inspired to follow their dreams.

So thank you. You are incredible!

On the topic of living our dreams… I believe strongly in leading by example…  So I’m going to be doing just that over then next 6 weeks while I spend time in Austria (Graz) and France (Paris, Nice and Monaco).

I learned a couple of years ago how much I loved Austria and haven’t been back since. The last time I was there I was stressed about work and could only stay for 11 days… I actually remember being depressed for a few weeks when I came back because I wasn’t anywhere near ready to leave…

Needless to say, I think I’ll have time to see the sights this time. :)

For me, Austria (and Europe in general) is a happy place. I’m not Austrian (my girlfriend has half though) but I think it’s probably one of the most beautiful places in existence. Will have to travel the rest of the world to find out for sure :)

St. Gilgen Austria

These are pictures I took in St. Gilgen (Near Salzburg) – We actually could see the mountain from the opening scene of The Sound Of Music from our hotel room.

st. gilgen austria


Coming here was a major highlight of my last trip. I’m looking forward to another great experience. Please check back regualrly as I share the experience.

Thank you for reading, sharing, liking and following! :)

29 thoughts on “Thank You And A New Adventure

  1. judalon

    Allow yourself to totally enjoy your trip. Travel is the best education one can get. If more people traveled we would have less hate in the world because being in other cultures confirms that no one race of religion is all bad or all good, none are superior and the world only has two races, two religions … the decent and the indecent or the moral and the immoral or the good and the bad however you want to label it, worldwide we are all just human.

  2. CredoVita

    No lie, I didn’t read the whole post, except the end. I lived in Budapest, Hungary for two years (2001-2003), and I got to travel. Salzburg is beautiful! I can’t remember where, or what it’s called, but there’s an AWESOME palace that has the gazebo from The Sound of Music where sixteen going on seventeen was done. I’m now going to actually look through your posts, like a creeper.

      1. CredoVita

        That sounds familiar. I remember the places, not the names, it was so long ago now. You should visit the palace where Walt Disney got his inspiration for Cinderella’s castle. Starts with an N, but I could never pronounce it, let alone spell, to save myself.

  3. V-Light

    Congratulations for reaching more than 200 subscribers, i’m sure the numbers will continue raising pretty fast, you deserve that :) I’m half Austrian, living in Greece but i really miss Austria. I’m from Gmunden, it’s actually close to Salzburg and it’s a very beautiful place. One of my big wishes is to be able and visit it again soon, it’s been 7 years since the last time. All i have to say is, enjoy your trip and make sure to take a lot of photos! :)

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      You should definitely come back. It’s definitely amazing here. Will take lots of photos! :)

  4. jimgramze

    Loved the two pics, something about the one through the archway works particularly well.

    The music on the video was a little too loud, competing instead of supporting. Maybe half the volume on the song? It’s a tricky thing.

    I have meditated on the Zen notion that “Wanting things is the source of all unhappiness.” Taking what you want is a little less helpless, I suppose. I will think on that too.

    Enjoy your travels! I spent three years in Thailand and that really changed my perspective on being back here in the USA.

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      I totally agree with you on the music.. for some reason it didn’t seem as loud to me originally. Thank you for taking a look and I appreciate your perspective!

  5. irinadim

    Enjoy your trip! I’ve never been to Austria but I’ve been to Slovenia (my mother is Slovene), Austria’s neighbour, which is much like Austria. My mother visited Vienna many times and my father studied medicine in Graz. I sometimes miss that landscape, not only its natural beauty, but also the rich cultural heritage at every corner.
    Have a most wonderful time!

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      That’s awesome. We had a look at the Wine Mountains bordering Slovenia today. It’s ridiculously beautiful. I will get a video of it up shortly here :)

  6. mevevandal

    Hi Andrew! Thank you for passing by my blog! I also want to congrats you for yours. It’s very inspirational and I can see why you get so much gratitude and appreciation. You look like a very positive person and there is nothing like a positive giver ;). Thanks again and I hope the best for you, you got yourself a new follower! xoxo

    1. Andrew Hines Post author

      Yes, definitely. I know they’ve had a really hot summer but everything is still very green!

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