Birthdays and Princess Castles: Neuschwanstein

I’ve wanted to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle since I first moved to Germany. It reminded me of all the princess castles we watched in movies growing up. It looked so perfect in photographs and I wanted so badly for it to be that beautiful in person. Unfortunately, King Ludwig II died before it was completely […]

Octoberfest: Beers with the best of friends. Ramstein, Germany

Octoberfest is one of our favorite times of the year in Germany. Honestly we really enjoy the locals singing and dancing on tables, the dressing up in Dirndel’s and Lederhosen… and of course the liters of Beer!  I had to include the picture of Krissy drinking a bud light before we left home #America haha  […]

The Culinary Beer Hike: Landstuhl, Germany

It started out as a typical fall day in Germany. Cold+Grey skies+Rain. We didn’t let that stop us. We bundled up with scarves and warm socks, put on our rain boots and hit the trails.  The beer hike started at the Berg Nanstein castle. We bought tickets for 8 Euro each, which included our glass […]

Europa Park: You’re Never too old for Amusement Parks.

We started the day with giant cappuccinos and a crash course of teaching Krissy how to drive a manual car. Surprisingly we all made it to Europa Park in one piece and she never stalled the car! If you’ve ever traveled in Europe, you’ll notice that almost all of the cars you rent have manual […]

Burg Lichtenberg: The not so dirty Thirty!

As each year passes we get the opportunity to celebrate life. If you’re going to live in Europe you might as well celebrate your birthday in a castle, like a true princess! Krissy moved here last year and quickly became one of my closest friends (and neighbors) in Germany. We were delighted to help her […]

Let it Snow. Zugspitze: Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany

Shredding. I use this word because Dan is an everyday comedian. We went to the local sports store to rent his ski gear for a weekend in Garmish. He used this word excessively with the rental guy. So much so the guy couldn’t help but laugh at him. [Lets just set the record straight… I was […]

Cappuccinos near Marienplatz: Munich, Germany

We started the trip with a short visit to Nurnberg to visit Aunt Karin. We also stopped at the Longchamp store in Nurnberg. Dan’s sister Megan has incredible style. While they visited in November, we talked about how annoying it is to carry tons of bags while traveling. She recommended the cross body bags by […]