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My Favorite Faschings!

It's Fastnacht/Fasching/Fastnet season! Time for crazy costumes, great parades, yummy food and lots of fun ~ Wanna find out more? Join the Swabians in celebrating this ancient tradition now celebrated all over Europe!

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Travel plans 2018!

Travel planning can be exciting and nerve wrecking... here are some helpful travel tips to get you on track for 2018!

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5 really cool things to do in Berlin

With not so little kids anymore - traveling can have a few challenges, here's how I try to make everyone happy on a road-trip to Berlin! With 5 eclectic - off the charts - unpredictable fun for everyone!

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It’s all about the Eis-Eis, baby!

Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, bechers, waffles? Who knew going to the local ice cream store would be so complex, so delicious and absolutely unforgettable!

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Welcome to Germany

Willkommen auf Deutschland! I've written a blog I hope will calm some fears, remove some myths and excite you about all the wonders of Europe.

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Berchtesgaden – beyond Garmisch

We stumbled upon Berchtesgaden over twenty years ago on a family vacation as we were heading to Garmisch.  Recently, I have had the pleasure of making Berchtesgaden a pit-stop on the way to Slovenia, twice!

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Exploring Bavaria…beyond Garmisch

Exploring Bavaria has to be one of the best assignments I've ever given myself! I knew nothing about the beautiful destination of Tegernsee, WOW! was I in for a surprise.

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It’s Snow Fun ~ Winter Wanderlust in Germany

Winter doesn't last forever and when you're here in Germany, all I can say is you should embrace it. Most Europeans believe, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." Here's what I do for winter fun ~

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How to write an E-book ~ Write what you love!

Do you have an E-book in you? Maybe you do ~ write what you love and the rest comes easy. Here's how I got started ~

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A Weekend in Western Ireland

Take a walk with me through western Ireland exploring volcanic rocks, ancient dialects and landscape beauty beyond compare.

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Train Travel in Europe

Intimidated about taking the train in Europe? Don't be ~ here are a few lessons I've learned about this fun, easy and affordable way to see this part of the world!

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What’s Blind Booking?

Blind Booking? Why do I keep hearing that phrase? What is it? Here's a blog to help you out~

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Berlin Family Favorites!

I love BERLIN! If you have a day, weekend or a week ~ you will fall in love too!

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Where to stay? ~ Here’s how to book that place!

"Where do we stay?" I'm asked this all the time, here's how I narrow it down ~

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Visit Hamburg!

Visiting Hamburg, Germany is incredible ~ here's our weekend learning all about Germany's history, new dialect, great food and the best Zoo I've ever been to!

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Touring the Mosel wine valley

What a great tour of the Mosel wine valley this past weekend, culminating with the Bernkastel-Kues wine fest...but I share a few more stories!

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My top 10 favorite Travel Bloggers

Ever wonder where a travel blogger gets inspiration, that's easy...great friends and other travel bloggers! This week I'm highlighting my top 10 favs

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All aboard! Scenic railroads in southern Germany

This summer we explored the different scenic railroads of southern Germany. From the valleys along the Danube to the Black Forest enjoy this beautiful land.

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Hiking the Zugspitze!

Hiking the Zugspite was an amazing incredible unforgettable experience! Here's a little bit from my latest journey

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München for the weekend!

Enjoying the great city of München!

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Youth hostel weekend adventures!

This past winter my friend Janna, Katy and I went hiking in the Swabian border town of Beuron and found the castle Wildenstein. We decided a return trip was absolutely in our future. A new way to stay while I play (travel) here in Europe was fascinating to discover. It might be old hat if you're a… Continue reading Youth hostel weekend adventures!

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There’s a travel App for that!

In this age of information I sometimes feel inundated with TMI (too much information). It seems like everyday a new "app" (Computer Application) is released to help us with everyday life. From organizing our homes to shopping lists to travel planning. The last article I read on apps said there were over 350,000, out there.… Continue reading There’s a travel App for that!

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How to write an awesome itinerary!

One of the biggest challenges to traveling is writing the itinerary. Here are a few tips to get you started...

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Lively Leipzig

For a last minute Valentine's get-away with my hubby,  we tried our first Blindbooking trip with Eurowings. Now, I hope we have many more to come... this time it was Leipzig, Germany. If you haven't taken a BLINDBOOKING trip yet, do it! The excitement itself in waiting to find out your destination is quite a thrill.… Continue reading Lively Leipzig