Europe, France

Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

If there’s one symbol that represents the United States, it’s the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. But did you know that the Statue of Liberty is actually French? It was given to the United States by France and its interior structure was designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel. (who later went on… Continue reading Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

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Europe, Luxembourg

Falling in Love with Luxembourg

Have you ever wanted to visit a place for a weird reason? I was slightly obsessed with Luxembourg while I was living in Germany because it is a tiny country. Why was it so tiny? What are the people like? I didn’t know much about it, I just wanted to see it. The Grand Duchy… Continue reading Falling in Love with Luxembourg

Europe, Germany

6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart, Germany is an awesome city full of classic German charm, great food and lots of culture. There are tons of things to do in this college town; it definitely warrants its own visit. It’s also pretty centrally located within the state of Baden-Württemberg which makes it a great home base for… Continue reading 6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

Europe, Germany

10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart is not only the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemburg, but it’s also home to the University of Stuttgart and both Mercedes and Porsche have production plants here. It may not be the most beautiful city in Germany - the Schlossplatz isn’t lined with half timbered houses - but it… Continue reading 10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

Europe, Germany

The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

Alright folks, sit back and relax because I’ve got a story to tell you. I’ve only ever told a few people this story, but I think enough time has passed now that I can safely tell it to you all. It is the story of my one and only Tinder date while living in Germany.… Continue reading The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

Europe, UK

Why the Trip to Windsor Castle is Definitely Worth It

London is hands down my favorite city. I might be a little biased because I studied abroad there in college, but the magic of the city is hard to deny, even to the most skeptical.  There is so much to do and see that there are endless combinations to fill your time. You can literally… Continue reading Why the Trip to Windsor Castle is Definitely Worth It

Europe, Germany

Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Summer’s almost over and the fall season is just around the corner.  That means cool weather, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  If you think this seasonal obsession with pumpkin is just an American thing, think again.  In Germany, pumpkins (or kürbis) are eaten like any other squash, but in the Fall get… Continue reading Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Europe, Germany

Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Just outside Regensburg, about 20 minutes by bus, is a most interesting sight. Something you wouldn't expect to see in a tiny little town in Bavaria. A German hall of fame inside a Roman neo-classical building named after the mytical land of the Norse Gods. According to Wikipedia, it was built by King Ludwig I… Continue reading Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Europe, Italy

A Roman Holiday

I was sixteen the first time I went to Europe.  My mom’s friend was working in Barcelona at the time so my parents and I spent a week visiting her and another week seeing Austria, Germany, and Italy.  We only got a few days in Italy, spending the night in Vernazza - part of the… Continue reading A Roman Holiday

Europe, France

A Cast Member’s Guide to Disneyland Paris

If you know me, you may know that I am a huge Disney nerd, and one of my goals is to visit all of the Disney Parks around the world. I had already added Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney World in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland. While I was living in Germany a few friends and I executed an epic turn around trip to Disneyland Paris and I got to add my 4th Disney Park to my list.