Soaking up those last bits of summer in Germany: wine tasting, scenic views, and cooler temperatures. As much as I'm looking forward to fall (campfires, cozy clothes, and ehem my birthday), I will miss summer.
You have a garten area? Sweet. Authentic german food? Sounds yummy. Grapes growing overhead? TABLE PLEASE.
Chimney Cakes (baumstriezel) are one of my favorite street foods here in Germany. It's hard to explain what they are, but if you crossed a churro with bread you'd probably get something similar. :) There are several flavors to choose from, but I always go for the cinnamon and sugar! 🤤I've heard tales of places that offer ice-cream and Nutella filled baumstriezel and I'm determined to find one asap!
Flowers as big as my face. Is there anything better? I think not. I had a wonderful friend spontaneously come visit this week, and it's been a blast taking her around where we live! Check out my IG stories of our wine/castle adventure yesterday.
A different perspective.
Strolling down the streets of Rudesheim today... I'm always blown away by this picturesque German town on the river! 😍
✨ Dreams do come true. ✨ My sister and I thought that randomly driving past a PIZZA VENDING MACHINE in the middle of no-where France was not something to take lightly, and so we stopped. Would you? 🍕🍕🍕🍕 A few takeaways from my first pizza vending experience: 1. Who's to say that extra Euro's worth of cheese is actually extra cheese? You might be getting the same amount as everyone else. 2. The pizza wasn't bad. I've had worse. 3. Who do I call about getting a wine vending machine preferably next to a pizza one in my town? 😂😂😂😂
One of my favorite things about our house here in Germany is the abundance of fruit trees and berry bushes. I've harvested at least two gallons of raspberries, and now blackberries are starting to ripen too! Our wine grapes are starting to turn purple so I know we will be harvesting those soon as well (any tips on making wine?).
Little town, it's a quiet village I mean it's not France 👆👆, but still. 😍😍😍 Absolutely loving all the cute little places along the Mosel river.
I think wine tasting is 100x better with a group of friends. What about you? Would you rather go solo or with a group of friends? 🍷🍷🍷
Back at Burg Eltz! I'll be honest with you: last year I visited with my sister and brother-in-law and totally thought it would be an INSANE place to fly a drone. Apparently with the drone popularity lately they've been outlawed at almost all the major landmarks which is disappointing. I understand why: if drones were flown during normal hours they could be distracting and annoying (which is why we try to visit places around close). Oh well. We will find somewhere epic soon to fly D's Phantom – he's itching to get it back in the air! Any suggestions fellow fliers?
I could not be more impressed with the iPhone 7+ camera - especially on portrait mode. 😍 I know Apple is still working out some of the details, but with a little patience you can take a 💣 photo. I snapped this one at a rose garden market the other week and did a quick edit with @VSCO mobile filters. Since moving to Germany I've found myself using my phone for pics over my camera just for convenience!! Does anyone else do this? 🙈
Travel is like knowledge; the more you see the more you know you haven't seen. – Mark Hertsgaard
Don't worry strawberry fields, I'll be back. I got two gigantic buckets full of the sweetest strawberries I've ever had for 11€. Seeing as how a tiny pint of them is about 5-7€ at the store I consider that a pretty good deal. 🍓🍓🍓
TUESDAY INTRODUCTIONS: It's been a while since I've gone 'back to the basics' with you all, so I thought I would shed a little light on myself and the ol' blog of mine. Well...I'm 28 years old, have 2 college degrees, married to my love for 7 years, and have lived on 4 continents in the space of 6 years. I have an insatiable appetite for traveling to new places, taking a ridiculous number of pictures, and eating tons and tons of gummy bears. I took a few classes in Photography during my college career, but didn't really get serious about it until we were living in South Korea. Photography is an art, and the more we practice the more we see and learn. I don't feel like I'm even close to scratching the surface and that just makes me even more excited about my most favorite hobby! I also have a blog (link in profile just in case you didn't know) that I've babied for 5 years, and somehow the interest of blog design/development from my travel blog became my full time job in 2014 👉 I freaking love it. Nothing better than being able to work anywhere! I'd rather spend my money on travel than things, so #sorrynotsorry for outfits on repeat, meh hair and skimping on lavish meals 🤣. 👇👇👇 Share some cool and unique facts about yourself in the comments! 👇👇👇
I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once, to see the world. Twice to see the way you see the world.
YOU GUYS. Our stuff finally arrived today from the US... so now we officially have a table, chairs, bed, COFFEE MAKER, and my couches...the most comfortable couches I've ever sat on. Although I have random things unpacked and strewn around my house because the movers literally dumped the boxes everywhere, I am happy (usually a situation like this would give me anxiety to the worst degree). This is as close as we are to home and we get to stay here for a few years. 💕💕💕 Also, my yard smells like honey because of these beauties.
Table for two... with a view please! 😍😍😍 Happy Friday friends!
I've seen sounds and fjords on opposite sides of the world, but I'd have to say Lake Konigssee gives them all a run for their money! 😍 I mean look at that.