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Backpacking: Leipzig to Berlin

Leipzig Well with my return trip to Germany coming up in just a few weeks, I figured I better finish off this first backpacking trip series! I know it’s been a long time coming, but we’d planned the final stop in our trip to be Berlin. We had it all figured out! Take a night train from Munich at about midnight, which would put us …

Backpacking: Munich

Louis Hotel in Munich Part three of our backpacking trip was a four day stopover in Munich. As the city that we were most looking forward to experiencing, I was not disappointed. Walking through Munich for the first time was a surreal experience. The city is so vibrant and full of life that I couldn’t wait to explore further. No where is there more quintessential charm than …

Backpacking: Würzburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Hotel Würzburger Hof Arriving in Würzburg felt very different than arriving in Cologne. While Cologne had been a small city, Würzburg was absolutely a small town and had that local, out of the way feel. We were lucky that we had found a hotel that was an easy walk from the train station. Hotel Würzburger Hof was a delightful, boutique inn that was located right …

Backpacking: Amsterdam to Cologne

Amsterdam Arrival We started our backpacking adventure with a long flight from Boston to Amsterdam. I have never been more tired on any flight and, looking back, I would absolutely have paid for the extra legroom seats. However, you really can’t beat the view as you arrive in Amsterdam. Seeing all the waterways and greenery is breathtaking and we were so excited! W Amsterdam Hotel …

Denim in Dublin

As I’ve mentioned before, my travel style is all about comfort and reusable pieces. If it can’t be worn in multiple outfit combinations then it doesn’t go in my suitcase. Why pack something that you know can only be worn in perfect conditions? I would rather leave that space free for a potential souvenir shopping trip since I find some of my favorite pieces abroad! …

Ireland Roadtrip: Dublin

The Westin in Dublin While out original plan had been to split up out Dublin days between the beginning and end of our trip, we had determined it made more sense if we didn’t have to keep going back to the car rental part of the airport (hence the mad dash to get out of Dublin that first morning). We decided to drive around the …

Ireland Roadtrip: Killarney to the Rock of Cashel

The Dunloe Hotel in Killarney After two full days of driving and sightseeing, we were looking forward to a little bit of relaxation. When we had decided to go on a Fall vacation, we knew we were in desperate need of a few “chill” days and we had looked around for that peaceful spot. In our search, we stumbled across The Dunloe hotel online and knew instantly …

Old Navy Blanket Scarf

Over the past few years, I’ve really pared down my packing list when I travel. Mostly motivated by my aversion to paying baggage fees and my very real fear of lost luggage, I made the transition from a full size suitcase to a carry-on a few years ago and I’m not going back! I’ve learned quickly that this isn’t the time to make impulse choices …

Ireland Roadtrip: Galway to the Cliffs of Moher

When I put together my dream travel list Ireland was always right there at the top. C’mon, I can’t be the only one who dreamed of jumping on a plane destined for Dublin. I’ve always wanted to see those rolling hills, settled pints, and friendly people. There is just something about Ireland that’s pure magic. We arrived in Dublin ahead of schedule (thank you Aer Lingus) …