May 15, 2015
A list of the MUST-SEE most famous historical sites in Israel, including: Caesarea, where King Herod lived in Biblical times, The Hanging Gardens at Haifa, The Sea of Galilee (where Jesus walked on water) and Masada.

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Israel with 11 other bloggers and the Israel Ministry of Tourism. We swam in the Dead Sea. We walked where Jesus walked. I watched the sunrise at the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. We hiked the mountain where the Sermon on […]

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How to Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps {New Google My Maps Tutorial}

April 24, 2015
SUPER helpful tutorial to create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps. A MUST have if you've got a trip coming up! Works with the NEW Google My Maps!

If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, sights I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and more […]

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Oktoberfest in Munich!

February 19, 2015
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

When Stephanie and I found out we’d be ending our 9-day European River cruise in Munich, we had NO idea we would be there during Oktoberfest. At first I was TERRIFIED! I had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be wild and crazy! However, even though we aren’t big beer drinkers, we couldn’t pass […]

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Munich, Germany

February 16, 2015
Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

Last fall my friend Stephanie and I went on an amazing adventure across Europe to Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and ended up in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest!! I wrote about most of our trip last year when we got back, but then the holidays came around and things got crazy, and I never got around to […]

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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 2 {Atlantis, Bahamas}

February 12, 2015
Exploring Atlantis and The Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

A few weeks ago I went on my first ever Caribbean cruise as part of the Click Retreat photography conference I attended. I shared part one of my recap earlier this week. Here’s a little bit more about our week-long cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and our time at Atlantis in the Bahamas! […]

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A Week in the Caribbean, Part 1 {St. Thomas, St. Martin}

February 9, 2015
Island Hopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas! {Cruise Review}

Two weeks ago, right smack dab in the middle of the harshest cold snap Alabama has seen this year, I was escaping away to tropical weather, sunny skies, and white sandy beaches…  :) Last summer I signed up for Click Retreat, a photography and blogging conference that took place on a cruise, The Royal Caribbean Oasis […]

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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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