One Day Vienna Itinerary

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A few years ago Vienna, Austria was voted one of the worlds most livable cities.  After spending time there I can definitely see why. It’s a gorgeous historic capital city that has seen a lot of history !  Ted and I had just one full day to enjoy everything this city had to offer. Due to […]

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A Perfect Day At Neuschwanstein Castle

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I’m still riding high from the memories of our latest vacation. It was one of the best we’ve taken and I have so much to share! I’ve done some reflecting and hands down my favorite moment of the ten day trip was the visit to Neuschwanstein Castle. If it looks or sounds familiar it’s because […]

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12 Hours In Bratislava

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Ted and I unexpectedly fell in love with Bratislava. While it’s Slovakia’s capital city, Bratislava still feels a little off the beaten path and that’s exactly why we loved it. It’s a smaller Danube river city that doesn’t receive as many visitors like Vienna or Budapest. Bratislava is small enough to see in one day, […]

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An Unexpected Night In Warsaw

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Sometimes you end up in the most unexpected of places – read on to see how I got an extra night in Warsaw, Poland after an airline kerfuffle! The Story “Your flights are cancelled.” These are not the words you want to hear a week before your vacation. We had been planning a trip to […]

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Door County Favorites

This Labor Day Weekend was spent up north in Door County, Wisconsin. It’s becoming a tradition that we go up there for the holiday weekend and its something I’ve begun to look forward to each year. Below are some of my favorite things to do in the area – if you want to learn even […]

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Three Reasons To Visit Adirondack Park

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In early August – my family and I took a trip to upstate New York to visit Adirondack State Park. Here, we have our home away from home – the Adirondack Loj (yes it’s intentionally spelled that way). We’ve been coming here for many years on our family vacations. I’ve spent summers here as a […]

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Roman Holiday….On A Budget

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Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world. Ted and I went a few years ago during a post grad school Euro trip we treated ourselves to. We were very budget conscious graduate students who made our Euros go a long way in the Eternal City. But surprisingly, it was one of the […]

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Three Galena Favorites

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Every Spring Ted and I make a point to head out to the small town of Galena, Illinois – one of our favorite day trips from Chicago. Ted and I first visited the historic town when we were in college and have many happy memories there. My favorite being when Ted proposed to me our senior […]

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Parisian Design

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I was cleaning out my computer a few weekends ago and came across a bunch of photos from a long trip to Europe that Ted and I took the summer we graduated from grad school. We did the typical “Euro” trip and blew all of our money on some very well made memories. It was […]

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Five Favorites From Amsterdam

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I took a break from my travel themed posts but have more to share!  Back in November and December when I was traveling for work (check out my posts on Bangkok, Delhi, and Prague) my coworkers Rachael and Aymisey decided to take a weekend trip to Amsterdam! We went in December and though it was cold, we […]

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