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Life as an expat

Life as an expat

Our life has been a whirlwind as of late! The hubs turned 30 last year and I’m itching my way up there so we’ve been talking a lot about the future and where we want to settle “long-term” (in other words longer than 2 years) so I’ve been super caught up in my thoughts. In addition to all of that...

Eating our way through Budapest

Eating our way through Budapest

Just putting this out there – I’m a terrible food photographer. I would much rather take photos of our hikes, rugged landscapes, or cityscapes. On our recent trip to Budapest I had planned out a huge list of foodie places I wanted to go. Since we visited in the dead of winter I knew we would need to escape inside...

7 Breathtaking Under-the-Radar Day Hikes in Europe

7 Breathtaking Under-the-Radar Day Hikes in Europe

If you have followed the blog for a while you know I LOVE a good hike. I’m always scanning Pinterest for lesser known hikes in Europe and even created a board specifically for hikes in Europe. I realized that I can’t be the only one looking for new hikes so decided to work with other bloggers who have a knack for hiking...

Why the Szechenyi Baths are a Must-Do in Budapest

Why the Szechenyi Baths are a Must-Do in Budapest

When I was a kid I hated baths. The thought of sitting in your filth (I’m German and bit of a germaphobe) just didn’t appeal to me. But, as I’ve gotten older I’ve really started to enjoy the Sunday ritual of soaking away the week in a hot bath. When we were given the opportunity to check out the famous...

Week 4 and 5 – 2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Mirrors and 10 Shots

Week 4 and 5 – 2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Mirrors and 10 Shots

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

40 Unforgettable European AirBnBs under $115

40 Unforgettable European AirBnBs under $115

Have you been dreaming of a hiking vacation? What about a city break? Desperate for a sea view? How about a treehouse? Lucky for you – Europe has it ALL! The best part? You can experience all of these things for less than $115/night (and for the most part in luxury!). 

Hiker’s Dream Photo courtesy of AirBnB

From the Hawaii of Europe to...

A must-see in Ireland: The Aran Islands

A must-see in Ireland: The Aran Islands

There are few places in the world that literally transport you back in time and we’re lucky to live in a country with multiple areas that do just that. The “simple life” can be so refreshing at times and helps ground us in our day-to-day life in busy Dublin. The Aran Islands were no exception to this rule and exploring...

Week 3 – 2017 Photography Challenge: Land

Week 3 – 2017 Photography Challenge: Land

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

Perfect Rainy Day Activity: An Afternoon at the Munich Residenz

Perfect Rainy Day Activity: An Afternoon at the Munich Residenz

Do you love architecture? What about history? What about expansive homes? What about anything that will get you away from the freezing cold of Munich in the winter? If you answered yes to any of these you’ll love the Munich Residenz. There’s a little bit of something for everyone. From lengthy symmetrical hallways to ornate gold door frames to a...

Week 2: 2017 Photography Challenge – Straight out of the Camera

Week 2: 2017 Photography Challenge – Straight out of the Camera

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have...

2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Week 1

2017 Dogwood Photography Challenge: Week 1

One of my new year’s resolutions this year is to work on improving my photography to “tell a story.” I’ve done a pretty good job of capturing moments, but in my opinion the pictures I have mastered are more “look, and move on” type photos. To teach myself the technical, artistic, and story-telling pieces of photography I have decided to...

5 reasons to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

5 reasons to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

Guinness, parades, pub-crawling (literally at times), friendly people, and more! Ireland is the home of St. Patrick and the Irish know how to put on a real show to celebrate. Read on to learn more about why Dublin, Ireland is the perfect place to spend St. Patrick’s Day! 

#1: History of St. Patrick’s Day

St....