💚💚💚 Obsessed. I can't get enough of the brilliant green and blue lakes down in Garmisch! Fun fact: even with public transport and a rental car all week, @jericagardner and I walked 50 miles! 😂😱 I suppose you could just say we were working off all that beer and hearty German food.
I've been to a fair share of German castles in the last few years ( & have a couple more on my bucket list), but Neuschwanstein never disappoints!
Oktoberfest fun! I've never experienced anything quite like it. @jericagardner and I unfortunately only had a few hours at the festival and somehow still got left behind by our bus 🤷🏼♀️. Thankfully there was a train back to our hotel so we weren't completely out of luck. If you follow me on Snapchat you probably saw all about our misadventures of the day. 🤣 Anyone else partaking in the festivities over the next couple of weeks? 🍻
🐟🐟🐟 fresh caught smoked fish. Looks intimidating but they smelled soooo heavenly! Would you try it?
Traded city life for the mountains and I'm not sad about it. This is my paradise.
Cotton candy sunsets, pastel hotels and late night dinners. 👌🙌 Prague, thanks for the good time!
This meal at @cafe.savoy wins my vote for best breakfast of 2017. 👌
Early mornings pay off. Woke up at 5:00 to photograph the Charles Bridge and made a pitstop at the Lennon Wall. It was SO BUSY yesterday, but this morning we were the only ones there! 🙌👍
Hello from Prague! In the last 30 hours we've walked 16 miles, took a million photos (my camera ended up freaking out on me and refusing to take photos the second half of the day but 😒 whatever), and literally eat the entire city. Quick travel tip: be sure to go to the TOP of the dancing house to get some of the best views at sunset! You'll have to buy a drink, but who wouldn't want one anyway? 🥂
When in Belgium...
Oh the things you find down the tiniest, most picturesque little alleyways! 😍😍 Derik and I took a spontaneous road trip up north and fell in love with Brugge. What can I say? I'm a sucker for quaint cities, sleepy towns, and cute houses. Thank you so much for your suggestions on my Instastory the other day, because without you I wouldn't have known about Brugge! I'd love to hear some more of your favorite pretty little cities in Europe (aka I don't want to miss the opportunity for more recommendations)!
My favorite kind of adventure is one that includes friends. 💃🏻💃🏼 This lovely lady surprised me a couple weeks ago by spontaneously taking a trip all the way from Korea to Europe! Claire was my co-teacher when I taught ESL in Korea, and I haven't seen her since we moved. So thankful for reunions, laughs, and new memories! ✈️🌏💕
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?).