Best Western Obermühle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, what I believe to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Maybe I am biased, but even when its cloudy and overcast, the place is magical! It has increasingly become one of my favorite spots for a weekend getaway! We all know and love Edelweiss Resort located on the military base there, but if you are like me and love taking your pet with you, this doesn’t work! Since Edelweiss is not pet friendly, I always have to look for other options when visiting Garmisch. T

Cruise into the summer!

What better way to see Europe than a cruise? After just getting back from our first European cruise, I wanted to drop by with a few pointers I wish I had known before cruising. Let me first start by saying that this was a great way to see multiple places on a time crunch with a set budget. I was set on seeing Greece before our time here is up and I happened to find the perfect cruise through MSC cruise line. Knowing they are an Italian cruise line and not American, which I am familiar with, I kn

The Do’s and Don’ts of Polish Pottery Shopping in Boleslawiec, Poland

Calling all Polish Pottery lovers! If you have a taste for Polish pottery, here is the trip for you! Boleslawiec, Poland, home of the famous Polish pottery, is a quiet but hospitable town lined with many pottery factories, shops, restaurants and bars. DO stay at The Blue Beetroot Like many American’s who travel to Boleslawiec to shop, we stayed at the highly recommended, Blue Beetroot. Priced at 72€ per night, it was the highlight of our trip! The hotel is a restored barn from the 18th century

Disneyland Paris!

Ahh, Disneyland! The happiest place on earth! A child’s wildest dream meeting all their favorite characters. Disneyland Paris is a magical destination suitable for guests of all ages. We traveled to Disneyland over a weekend with 4 adults, a 3-year-old and a 6 month old. We had one day to spend at both parks so we decided to get there when they opened and stay until the kids were ready to go home! Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park are doable on a one-day ticket. If you have time, I wo

Hallstatt Austria!

Pack your bags! Whether you stay for a night or a week, Hallstatt is where you need to be! In the village of Salzkammergut, a region in Austria, nestled between the Dachstein mountains and the beautiful Hallstätter See, lies Hallstatt. This picturesque village is worth a thousand words. You don’t have to walk far to get a good picture of this salt mine town. Everywhere you look, you are graced with beauty. We went to Hallstatt just for a day on our way back from Salzburg. It was a must-see that

24 Hours in Budapest!

Budapest, Hungary. It never made its way to my bucket list, but when a friend asked my husband and I if we would like to join him for a quick weekend trip there, we readily agreed. Not having any idea what there was to do there for such a short amount of time, we saw it as another country we could check off our map. If you haven’t been to Budapest, let me tell you, you are truly missing out. It’s cheap, it’s fun and they have a thermal bath on what seems like every block. We booked the airline

Hotel Review: NH Grand Hotel Palazzo in Livorno, Italy

While it’s starting to show signs of spring here in Stuttgart, it’s already warming up on the west coast of Tuscany. If you are looking for a perfect, romantic weekend getaway, look no further than Livorno, Italy. Also known as a port city, Livorno is a quaint little town outside of the hustle and bustle of Pisa. When traveling, I try to find places to stay outside of the city center because I have found you can usually get a better price, you don’t have to listen to people at 2 a.m. and in this

Top 10 Apps for Living in Germany

I will do anything to make life a little easier. Living life abroad can make for some challenging circumstances. Below is a list of free apps that you can download on the AppStore for Apple phones and on GooglePlay for Android smartphones that will hopefully make your life a little easier and a little less stressful while stationed here. Not a day goes by that I don’t use at least one of these apps, and let me tell you, a few of them have saved me from never wanting to step off base again. We al

Scandinavia on a four day weekend!

We wanted to bask in the sun in southern Europe for our Labor Day holiday but the flights did not fit our budget. We decided to bypass the expensive rates at that time of the year and the overload of tourists and head North. Way North! Traveling to another country can be nerve-racking, but be assured that the Scandinavian people speak great English. To my surprise, it was EXTREMELY easy to get from one country to the next. The minute we arrived in Germany, I prepared a lengthy bucket list. I am

Trip Planning Made Easy!

One of the most time-consuming things while planning a trip is deciding what to do once you’ve reached your destination. For us, the answer is simple! Viator makes the details of traveling much easier and a lot less stressful. Just like their website says, “Skip the driving, the maps and the guesswork!” What could be easier?! A few weeks after moving to Germany and getting settled, we were anxious to start traveling. I stumbled upon Viator while trying to find a tour company for our