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48 hours in Athens

For those of you who know me well, know that I was in Athens for more than 48 hours so you're probably wondering, "Why 48 hours?" Well, I'll tell you why ~ this is a travel suggestion for you, how's that? My eagerness and excitement for our recent trip to Greece was just short of… Continue reading 48 hours in Athens

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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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Interesting Eilat ~ Israel

This past November on a chilly “Black Friday” I had the opportunity to buy some very inexpensive tickets to Israel. I hopped on it, snapped up those tickets jiffy quick. I probably should have looked at my map first. But for under €30/ticket I thought, “why not?” So off to Israel we go in January… Continue reading Interesting Eilat ~ Israel

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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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A weekend in West Sussex, England

An impromptu visit to England this fall helped me explore the eastern shore towns of West Sussex with my sweet friend, Frances. Here's a little blog on a few of our adventures ~

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Mosel Wine Cave Christmas Markets

It's NOT too LATE!! Christmas markets along the Mosel, still going on ~ full of light, romance, shopping and great eats! What's not to like?

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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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A day in Assisi ~ ITALY

Whether Assisi is your destination or a stop along an Italian tour it is an absolute MUST-SEE!

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Visit Perugia, Italy ~

When I crave true Italy, I think of Perugia. This past fall, I visited Perugia again, making it my THIRD VISIT IN A YEAR! Yes, I love it!

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For the love of Beer and Belgium!

I was hoping for a romantic weekend for two to this wonderful little country on the coast. It turned into a beer-run but way cooler!

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Antwerp, Belgium for the Weekend!

The little country of Belgium has always been one of my favorites, The understated city of Antwerp is definitely a keeper.

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Hiking the Austrian Alps

Hiking the Alps! An absolutely incredible experience - a 5 day adventure itinerary that tested all of our limits ~

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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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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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What to do in Edinburgh ~ Scotland

Almost as soon as you arrive in Edinburgh you'll begin hearing bagpipes and seeing kilt's everywhere. These images and sounds immediately transport you to another time. This was my second visit to the incredible capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland and I am so excited to share my love for this town with you too. I… Continue reading What to do in Edinburgh ~ Scotland

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Inverness, Scotland ~ the Highlands

The landscape and natural beauty of the Highlands in Scotland took my breath away and left me yearning for more. Here are just a few highlights and sites to see ~

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Bellagio, Lake Como ~ don’t just stop!

Sometimes, when I visit a destination, it surprises me. This was the case with Bellagio, Lake Como. This stunningly, beautiful little town on Lake Como was everything I thought it would be and much, much more.

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The Best of Myrtle Beach ~ South Carolina

Over the years I have traveled up and down the America's east coast and arguably the Carolina coastline is some of the best. It's become a summer go-to place that is just a part of the fabric of my family.

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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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Istrian Peninsula ~ Slovenia

It looks a LOT like Venice but wait it's Slovenia - The mediterranean RIVIERA along the northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia is full of beaches, sun and fun!

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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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Images of Nancy

Taking images of Nancy seems to be one of my past-times because I wore my poor camera out and ran out of battery. I adore Nancy, not just because I have relatives and friends who bear the name but the city which inspired it. This gorgeous, artistic, cultural city is just a short drive from Stuttgart and makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

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Exploring KRKA Park

If you love natural beauty, hiking, biking and discovering history in Europe, beautiful KRKA park in Croatia is just about PERFECT!

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Croatia ~ the “IT” place to go!

In casual conversation or intense pursuit of an authentic European experience, Croatia always comes up as "THE place TO GO" in Europe ~ here's why!

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Brussels Weekend

Brussels, Belgium, this stunning city is lovely, easy to get to and fun to explore ~ Check out contributing writer Claire Bingham's recent adventure to this UNESCO World Heritage City.

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Lovely Lyon ~ a must-see city in France

Lyon, a must-see city in France has everything from history, architecture, culture, shopping, ease of transportation and good eats, its the pièce de résistance of all things French.

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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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Provence ~ Lavender and more!

Provence is not just lavender...yes, there's that but oh, so much more! Here's a look at our adventure from last year and anticipation for our upcoming trip this July!!

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Charming Dijon

I had not expected to fall in love with this part of Burgundy. So, I was pleasantly and wonderfully surprised to enjoy this amazing city, here are our highlights ~

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Adventures in Malta ~

Just a weekend is all you need to fall in love with the little island of Malta and have a few adventures!