When most people think of Germany, Berlin and Munich are usually the first places that come to mind. There are, however, many smaller towns that shouldn't be missed when visiting this beautiful country. Listed here are some great alternatives when planning your trip.
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There are many different drinks that are popular in Germany. Some are native to the land and others have migrated to Germany and have become synonymous with the culture. Below is a list of popular alcoholic drinks that you'll find and some that might surprise you.
1. GlühweinRead More
I’m completely exhausted yet cannot sleep, just waiting for the noisy little grunts and groans just one room away to let me know that it’s time to eat. I don’t mind. I’ve actually started to really enjoy our little nighttime cuddles. Funny how quickly something so small can completely change your world.
That’s not the only reason I’m up. Aside from my night owl internal clock, we just made a life changing decision.Read More
We visited Lake Como last year in April and loved it so much we went back again in the fall. If you're not familiar with the area, northern Italy is an incredibly beautiful place and quite special to me. I studied abroad in Turin, Italy and have always had a love for Italy and Italian culture.
When I first visited Lake Garda I knew I would be back to that area again. Why? Because it's incredibly stunning. Pictures truly cannot do this place justice, and I am astounded every time we go. I love the drive from Stuttgart; we head south from Germany, down through the Alpine regions in Austria or Switzerland, and descend into a mediterranean climate with palm trees and a completely different scenery.Read More
I think every American has hopes of one day celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. To make the voyage across the Atlantic and celebrate among the masses is the dream, right? Well, we are no different, except that weren't particularly keen on celebrating among too many masses in Dublin. We wanted somewhere smaller with a more local feel.Read More
A Weekend Trip to Menaggio, Bellagio, and Varenna
Lake Como is worth the hype. George Clooney, I get it. I would happily live in one of those villas for the rest of my life. I don't know why I go to cities when amazing places like this exist. Combined with the beautiful Italian architecture and with the Mediterranean feel it just doesn't get any better. We drove south from Stuttgart, Germany and drove right through Switzerland and into Italy. It's amazing how much the scenery changes. Going from farmlands and an Alpine type of climate to a more humid and warmer climate with palm trees and completely different landscaping. It's surreal.Read More
Firenze. It just rolls off the tongue. And what a beautiful city to visit. Churches, art, statues and beautiful facades at every corner. The old town is huge with winding streets and narrow cobblestone alleys unfit for cars.
I love this place. I visited back in 2006 when I studied abroad but don't remember it being so beautiful. Maybe it was because I had been living in Italy for so long at that point that I was immune to the beauty.Read More
JURASSIC. PREHISTORIC. SERENE. WILD.
Iceland should be on everyone's bucket list. Even if you only go once, it's just so different from any place I've traveled.
This is a beast of a post. If you're wondering if there's anything for you here is the gist: Golden Circle, Gullfoss, Thingvellir, Strokkir Geysir, Reykjavik, whale watching, horseback riding, Vik and the Black Beach, Kerið Crater, almost a glacier, Seljalandsfoss, and Skogafoss.Read More