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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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French Christmas markets in the Alsace

From Straßbourg to Prague to Krakow - you can find a Christmas market or Christkindlemarkt in about every town in Europe now. In the Alsace, they bring tradition, finesse and fun ~ here's why they are on my Christmas "must-do" list!

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Visiting Le Luberon, France

Le Luberon - in the Provence area of Côte d'Azur ~ absolutely stunning, lots to do and see but also an opportunity to wrap yourself in rest and relaxation. Here's our itinerary from last weekend's trip!

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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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sLOVEnia

I've heard all the chatter, I've read all the blogs, now it was time for me to discover for myself. This land of green in every shade, the warmth of its people and their amazing history will forever be etched in my heart.

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Discover Spring around Stuttgart

There are six seasons that we celebrate in Germany - spring is just one of my favorites. Here's some help for you to discover the prettiest of season's here around Stuttgart.

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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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Dublin for the weekend

Ireland...on the top of everyone's "must-see" list. Dublin for the weekend? Here's a glimpse of some pure Irish fun!

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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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Fall in love with Vermont

Vermont's amber waves of gold, orange, red and green are so inspirational ~ the people, so COOL! If you haven't been yet, you should go! Here is how I fell in love with Vermont.

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Cooking in Italy…Umbria

Ever wonder what it's like to take an authentic Italian cooking class and spend a few days in Bella, Italy! Here's our long weekend in the hills of Umbria.

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Not your ordinary German FESTs

Festivals are FUN!! Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary FESTs I stumbled upon last weekend... here's how we joined the locals in this season of celebration.

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7 Sensible Things to do in Bath

7 Sensible Things to do in Bath, England! A city that celebrates Jane (Austen) all year comes to life in fall with color, costumes, dancing and much more!

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One day in Prague

Is Prague on your "must-see" list? Here is a walking map, links to locations, excellent restaurant recommendation and much more! For this and other traveling ideas, visit www.travelwithwendy.net

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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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Porto, Portugal…our OPorto!

Discovering the best of OPorto!

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5 days in Italy

When my parents decided to come to Germany for our son's graduation this month, I encouraged them to turn it into a two week visit so we could enjoy his celebration and also tack on a few days in "Bella Italia." My folks have visited me quite a few times over the years in Germany, however, we've never… Continue reading 5 days in Italy

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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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GREAT Scot! Travel tips in Scotland

Helpful travel tips in Scotland! Haste Ye back!

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HOOKED on Verona!

This past weekend I visited Verona, Italy. I hope you don't mind if I share, share, share. When most people hear of Verona their minds turn to love, Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare's infamous play. However, I am here to tell you that the famous balcony is the sneaky hook the Veronese use to bring… Continue reading HOOKED on Verona!

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Travels through provincial France

The first time I heard the phrase “a provincial life” was Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” soundtrack. I remember my children loved the sound of Belle belting out the woes and hardships of such a mundane and austere life. I sympathized with her to discover more. Her dissatisfaction with having the same old pastry maker,… Continue reading Travels through provincial France

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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

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Come travel with me!

Allow me to introduce myself, I'm Wendy and I love to travel and share.  I decided to create a blogsite that would help people connect, chat and share their experiences and learn new travel tips together. I have been traveling around Europe for the last year and a half with family, friends, and new friends. We've… Continue reading Come travel with me!