New York for Christmas

January 8, 2015
Plan the Ultimate Weekend in NYC at Christmas. A checklist to help you see and do everything in NYC in one weekend for the perfect NYC Christmas experience.

For Kevin’s mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with a trip to New York at Christmas. She’d never been to New York before, and it has always been her dream to go at Christmas! For her birthday, Kevin gave her one of his famous travel brochures. :) Since she had never been before, we had […]

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany { Sleeping Beauty’s Castle }

December 12, 2014
Take a day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle! This castle was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland.

After our action-packed Danube River Cruise, Stephanie and I went to Munich for Oktoberfest!! :) But first we took a day trip from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle, located in the heart of breathtaking Bavaria. We explored charming Bavarian villages and marveled at some of the most gorgeous countryside I have ever seen in my entire […]

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{ Danube River Cruise } Regensburg and Nuremburg

November 21, 2014
The Bavarian town of Nuremburg, home of Germany’s most famous Christmas Market!

Today I am sharing the final two days of our Danube River Cruise. We spent them in the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, and the Bavarian town of Nuremburg. The central square in Nuremburg is home of Germany’s most famous Christmas Market! Scroll down for photos of these beautiful towns, and for some of my favorite foods we […]

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Salzburg, Austria & The Sound of Music Tour!

November 13, 2014
Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and the Sound of Music! Click here for the Sound of Music filming locations.

Photo via Stephanie On the 4th day of our Danube River cruise from Budapest to Munich, we took a day trip to Salzburg, Austria! Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and where The Sound of Music was filmed! We got to see many of the film locations as well as where Mozart was born, where he grew […]

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Melk Abbey, Austria

November 10, 2014

Welcome to Melk Abbey! We arrived here after our sunny afternoon cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley. Melk Abbey is one of the world’s most famous monasteries. We spent the afternoon exploring and admiring the architecture of this gorgeous building with postcard-perfect views over the Austrian town of Melk. Scroll down to see the pink […]

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Wachau Valley, Austria

November 3, 2014
Why you should add a cruise through the Wachau Valley in Austria to your bucket list!! #travel #bucketlist #wanderlust #austria #vienna

On the third day of our cruise with Gate 1 Travel, we woke up in the Bavarian village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest villages on the Danube. After spending an enchanting morning exploring this storybook town, we took an afternoon cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, with incredible views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins […]

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Vienna, Austria

October 30, 2014

On Day 2 of our cruise with Gate 1 Travel, we woke up in Vienna, Austria! I loved this gorgeous city! It was so colorful and lively, with so much old world charm. There was tons to do and see. Vienna was also a fabulous foodie city! We got to eat one of the Best Desserts Around […]

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European River Cruise Adventure!

October 27, 2014
A quiet street near St. Michael's Gate, Bratislava, Slovakia

After an amazing (and delicious!) few days in Budapest, it was time to get on the cruise!! We took a 9-day cruise with Gate 1 Travel from Budapest, Hungary to Munich, Germany. We got to see 4 countries and 7 cities. I loved waking up in a new city every day! We explored fun cities […]

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Everything I Ate In Budapest!!

October 17, 2014
Budapest has AMAZING food. Here are the foods you MUST try in Budapest!! Still dreaming about the Kurtoskalacs!

If you’re thinking about adding Budapest to your travel itinerary and are looking for restaurant recommendations, here are some of our absolute favorite places and foods you MUST try if you ever get to Budapest! :) Budapest is one of my favorite food cities!! We LOVED the food in Budapest. Here’s a glimpse at some […]

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October 16, 2014
Breathtaking photos that prove Budapest is one of the most stunning cities in Europe! I never knew how amazing Budapest is!

OMG. You guys. You will NEVER guess what happened to me in Budapest!!! We were walking down a pedestrian street near our hotel — actually one of the most beautiful pedestrian shopping streets in the world — ranked 7th out of 16 among shopping streets in Paris, Milan, and Amsterdam. It’s renowned for it’s atmosphere and attractiveness, […]

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Breathtaking Budapest

October 14, 2014
27 Breathtaking photos of Budapest that will make you want to pack your bags right now! I never knew how amazing Budapest is!

This fall has been a whirlwind of adventures. I spent half of September traveling around Europe with my friend Stephanie from Plain Chicken. Stephanie has an amazing blog with super easy and delicious dinner recipes. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s definitely worth checking out! Over the past 7 weeks Stephanie and I have […]

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Where to Eat in Amsterdam!

October 2, 2014
BEST Restaurants in Amsterdam!! #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review of everywhere and everything we ate in Amsterdam! Lanskroon Banketbakkerij Singel 385, Amsterdam We couldn’t go to Amsterdam without trying a famous Stroopwafel! A stroopwafel is two thin waffles with a caramel filling in the middle. We tried this famously […]

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Day Trip to Haarlem (Corrie ten Boom)

September 25, 2014
Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When my friend Stephanie and I were in Amsterdam, we took a short 15 minute train ride to Haarlem, a quiet town just outside of Amsterdam to visit the Corrie ten Boom house. Haarlem was such a charming little town, and I wanted to share some of the fun shops we found in case you ever have […]

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Corrie ten Boom House

September 22, 2014
Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This is the home of Corrie ten Boom in Haarlem, just a 15 minute train ride outside of Amsterdam.  On one of our days in Amsterdam, we took a day trip here to explore the beautiful, quiet town of Haarlem and take a tour of this historic home. It amazed me to see that it’s still standing to this day, […]

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A New Adventure…

September 18, 2014
9 Day Danube River Cruise on the MS Sound of Music with Gate 1 Travel

So excited to be heading back to Europe this week for another fun adventure! Earlier this week I hopped back on a plane for a ten and a half hour flight to Budapest, Hungary. Yes, Budapest!! I am spending a few days in Budapest with my fearless travel buddy, Stephanie from Plain Chicken. This weekend we […]

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September 15, 2014
Amsterdam! #travel #amsterdam

After a wonderful week in Sweden, Stephanie and I thought it would be fun to add a few extra days to our trip to run around Amsterdam. Neither of us had ever been before, and it was right on the way since our flight had a layover there. We were so excited to check it out and […]

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Cute Places to Stay in Sweden!

September 12, 2014
Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden

We stayed in some of the cutest B&Bs all over Sweden! This fairytale castle by the sea is Villa Sjötorp (pronounced kinda like Where-torp). It was built in 1901 on the coast of west Sweden with a stunning view of the surrounding ocean and islands. In the afternoons they have “fika” — the Swedish custom of taking a […]

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Swedish Countryside

September 10, 2014
A walk through the Swedish countryside in Spiken, Sweden. #travel #sweden #photography

After a night at Läckö Castle, we spent the next morning exploring the breathtaking scenery surrounding our little hidden-away hotel. It was a gorgeous sunny day with perfect, 70-degree weather. We could not get over how fabulous the cool breeze and warm sun felt on our faces!! We decided to take a walk through the beautiful Swedish countryside to the nearby port of Spiken, […]

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A Night at Läckö Castle

September 8, 2014
Weekend Getaway in Sweden: Spend a Night at Läckö Castle. #travel #sweden #holiday #photography

After spending a few days on the stunning west coast, Stephanie and I drove the Volvo through the quiet, gorgeous countryside of Sweden. We drove past golden wheat fields, red barns with thatched roofs, wind turbines, and beautiful churches as we made our way north to Läckö Castle. Here we had one of the most […]

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Upper House Dining Experience

September 5, 2014
The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden is a major hotspot in Sweden for cutting-edge restaurants and chefs. On one of our first nights in the city, Stephanie and I got to experience Upper House Dining. It’s on the top floor of the Gothia Towers with an incredible panoramic view of Gothenburg. It was hands down one […]

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