The next seven days repeated the successful pattern of day one; travel to one stunning location after another and then shoot and shoot some more. The itinerary took us from night shots, palaces, train stations and scenic vistas in Budapest, to photographing art students in Vienna, to shooting skeletons in the Church of Bones in Kutna Hora and then ending with the Charles Bridge in Prague. We also made many stops in between. The scenic views at Hallstatt were postcard perfect, Cesny Krumlov was a charming little village and Salzburg was the perfect location to spend an evening. As the week progressed Bob Smith continued to help all of us hone our photographic skills, Michelle kept us on schedule, Donnie provided an endless supply of sweets and our friendships with fellow Trekkers continued to grow. The opportunity to photograph stunning locations is the main objective of the Treks, but one of the biggest takeaways is the new lifelong friendships that develop. Being able to bond with people who share a common passion for Photography for eight straight days is a special treat that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. But, with many Trekkers, it is an experience they repeat over and over again. The Trek to Prague, Vienna and Budapest was simply phenomenal. The shooting locations, trip coordination, mentoring and people were all just beyond compare. A big thank you to Bob, Michelle and Donnie. Also a big thank you to all my fellow Trekkers for welcoming us into the Mentor Series family.