Austria was my first destination on an epic European trip in September 2018. I started in Salzburg, exploring the city and lake district, then drove down to Halstatt and through the country toward the border of Italy. It rained most of my first day there, but then started improving. I wasn't able to see any of the Austrian Alps, but it was still really beautiful. Halstatt is absolutely stunning, well deserving of its reputation as the most photographed place in Europe. I'd definitely like to return to Austria someday and explore more of this beautiful country!