Baltic Marvels Cruise — Part 1

Around this time last year, Bryan and I started the transition from living in Europe for two years to coming back to the United States. Packing up our first “married-life” apartment and beginning the journey to Atlanta was quite the emotional process. Thankfully, we had all the travel in between to enjoy. So, we packed…

Oktoberfest!

Attending German parades, eating delicious bratwurst, riding carnival rides, partaking in random singing; and, of course drinking huge pints of  beer is a recipe for a fun weekend. The story I am about to share is of our trip to Oktoberfest: the worlds largest folk festival and quite the cultural experience. My Amsterdam friends have…

Black Forest Adventures

The black forest of  Germany is filled with magical rivers and waterfalls amidst tall trees and picturesque towns nestled among cascading hills. After our trip, I understand why many fairy tales and children’s stories are set within the black forest: this region is extraordinary. On the first day, Kathleen, Zach, Bryan and I flew to…

Sinterklaas, Glühwein, and Libby

Hello friends. Truthfully, I am not the best at keeping this baby updated. I try, but fail. “A”for effort, right? Libby Wallin, one of my dearest friends, visited in the beginning of December and it was magical. Libby and I studied abroad together at Furman; so – as you can imagine – we were thrilled…