Talk about statement piece 😍 @hiltonpalacio has the most adorable Lobby Bar! 😱 I wish I could give you a tour of the inside – it's full of plush couches, swanky drinks and Texas decor.
Holy Jet-lag. Excuse me while I drink probably 100 cups of coffee today! It’ll be a busy next few days as we get sorted in our new place of residence! Thankful for our blissful stay at @hiltonpalacio over the weekend before our big move to Germany! #hiltonpalacio #hiltonhotel
Brb, overdosing on street tacos. 🌮
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine Beginning a new international journey TODAY! What a year it has been getting to this point: lots of sweat, tears, and stress... but we're HERE! San Antonio was great to us even though Derik and I aren't really the 'city folk' kind, but I grew to love it. Thanks for the memories Texas!
What would you order? The 'Sweet Granny' caught my eye right away. 🍎🧀
My favorite spot in San Antonio. Such a festive little alley!
Um. 🤤🤤🤤 can we just take a second to stop and appreciate?! I know I posted this pic on my #instastories but it was too good not to be further documented. Currently getting our lasts in but also one of my firsts! I've never had chicken and waffles before, but after having this particular meal, I'm starting to wonder why it took me so long. 😱😱😱😱 SO GOOD.
Moving week commences TODAY. Trying not to stress out too much. I only wish @wildseedfarms was a little closer to SA so I could plop myself down in this field of poppies when I need a break from it all! Just taking the move one step at a time. Next Monday at this time we'll already be in Germany!
It's one of those super rainy, dreary days today and I'm snuggled under blankets on the sofa and drinking my weight in coffee. As we approach our move to Germany, I appreciate quiet moments like these because I know the storm is coming. Starting Friday we'll be launching into full blown move mode with car shipments, packing up the house and becoming a mobile unit yet again. I feel like we do some sort of major move (continent to continent) almost every year now, but it never gets easier or less stressful. Looking forward to spending three years in Germany so that we can relax a little bit. ;) This picture was taken in Oslo, Norway on our last day of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. It rained so hard we were instantly soaked and stayed that way for hours (no umbrellas... and somehow the rain even got through our raincoats). It was still beautiful though so I snapped some pictures. The raindrops were so big, looking back on these photos they look like snowflakes!
Well guys. I finally took the plunge and wrote my FIRST blog post of 2017! Eep! The post is a very honest review of our Norway in a Nutshell tour. Go check it out — link in profile.
I have a thing for vine covered buildings... 😍
The perfect meal if you ask me. I've been craving the @fiskeriet since the second I left. Hopefully returning soon!
Looking forward to seeing my little nieces soon! 😍😍 We are so fortunate to be moving to the same area of Germany my sister (@aisleseatsplease) and brother-in-law are currently living in! This photo was snapped during our trip to Norway last year. :)
Several hour bus rides aren't bad when the view outside looks like this.
I spent today editing ALLL the photos from last year's Norway trip. Who wants a review on the tour we booked? 🙋🏼 It's been a long enough blog hiatus yes?
I'll be writing on my blog about this soon, but I'm excited to announce that Derik and I will be moving back abroad for a few years! Where to? GERMANY! After visiting in 2015 and 16, we couldn't be more excited to pack all our stuff up again and begin a big European adventure! 😍 Stay tuned for more details. 🙃☺️
You keep me safe. I'll keep you wild. Throwback 2011.
I know this might be a bit opposite of most people, but I liked 2016. It was quite the year for us... and not in the way you would expect. After living four years abroad, we spent 2016 at home (Alaska and then Texas). I did make a quick trip to Norway, but besides that our year wasn't that action packed... and maybe that's why it's been hard for me to post daily on Instagram or my blog. I've been having a bit of an identity crisis with my social media accounts...what am I supposed to share with my followers? 2016 has been a year of learning, rest, and rejuvenation. Our 'new normal' has become spending weekends at home and saving money. It's been hard to get used to, but looking back, it was the best thing for us — 2016 is what we needed. We have a lot coming up in 2017, including a move to a new continent (more on that in the next month or two), and I look forward to sharing more with you all as I catch up on past travel adventures and as we begin new ones! If you're still here, that's for sticking with us. :) Cheers to the new year! ✨🥂
We all know there's more than one way to decorate a tree... but I feel this one takes the cake. #genius
I haven't decided if I want to decorate my house for Christmas. I absolutely love holiday decor, but the fact is, we have spent Christmas in [almost] four different countries in the last four years ... if you want to include Alaska as its own 😉. Because of that I have zero decorations of my own and would be starting from square one for Christmas. We have finally gotten to the point we can start buying stuff as Derik's job will be moving us state-side or even continents depending on where there is a need. It's weird to start collecting things again... I almost get panicked about it. Anyway. We are actually going back up to the PNW for Christmas and won't even be here to celebrate...thus the great decor debate😅. In the meantime I'll gladly take festive pictures of this gorgeous Conway watch from @woodwatches_com that I'm gifting Derik for Christmas! This watch has an extra special personal element that I can't to share with you this weekend on the blog! Stay tuned for that. :) Happy month of holiday cheer my friends! I can't believe it's already here!