My first European adventure began in high school in 2004 with EF Tours and a few of my good friends. This was clearly my pre-blogging days, so all of the pictures are from the scrapbook I put together years ago. It was one of the best weeks of my life and I got to celebrate my 16th birthday in Valencia. It was truly incredible experiencing the history, architecture, art and culture that we had learned about in class. The stops included layovers in Germany, then visiting the cities of Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Alhambra, Toledo, Torremolinos, Cordoba, Seville, and Madrid. This may have been when my international travel bug itch emerged.