Vienna, Austria

Exploring Vienna, Austria

Located on the Danube River in Austria, Vienna is a beautiful and romantic city filled with rich architecture and grand buildings. And did I mention that the coffee is delicious and the schnitzel is spectacular?! For us, Vienna was the last city stop on a two-week vacation through Germany and Austria. We didn’t over plan…

Bavarian Alps, Germany

One Day Hiking in the Bavarian Alps

On our recent trip to Germany, we visited Munich for a few days and were lucky enough to meet a friend of ours who kindly volunteered to take us outside of Munich to go hiking. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll find no shortage of activities in the areas surrounding Munich – there are mountains to…

Marienplatz. Munich, Germany

Discovering Munich, Germany

When people think of Munich, the images that might immediately come to mind are men wearing lederhosen, the festival of Oktoberfest, and of course, sausages and beer. And while our recent visit to Munich confirmed all this to be true (thank goodness!), there is so much more to see and do outside of these wonderfully…

Burg Eltz, Germany

Visiting Eltz Castle in Germany’s Rhine River Valley

Eltz Castle, or Burg Eltz in Germany, is a stunningly beautiful, impeccably-preserved, 850 year-old fairytale-like castle that, upon seeing it for the first time, will make your jaw hit the floor. It’s a masterpiece, and touring it was an absolute highlight for me on our recent trip to Germany. Its also the way you come to…

Exploring the Rhine River Valley from Koblenz, Germany

Located South of Cologne, the Rhine River Valley is a tourist hotspot in Germany. People from all over the world flock to see the beautifully preserved castles that dot the winding rivers, and to drink the crisp, delicious rieslings among the vines where the grapes grow. The upper section of this breathtaking river valley is designated…