Luxurious Stay in Munich: Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

One of the top luxury hotel lines in Germany and around even the world, Kempinksi Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is not just a hotel, but a luxurious escape in Munich.  Located on the famous Maximilianstraße across from Cartier, it's the perfect location for someone looking for an extravagant weekend away in the heart of Munich.

Top Things To Do in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, for me, was the perfect place to start in Sweden and to get a sense of the Swedish culture. It's a fairly good size city with a large university, so there is plenty to see, great restaurants and food, and lots of culture.  I had the pleasure of exploring Gothenburg for 6 days, but you could definitely get a feel for the city, see the top sites, and grab a couple delicious Swedish meals in just a few days.

Postcards from Dublin

Sharing a few photos from my time in Dublin, Ireland and the surrounding area.  It was a short, three day trip, so there is still so much more to see, but most certainly worth it.  Although I was expecting dreary weather, we were lucky enough to have sunshine each day and warm temperatures! 

A Breathtaking Trip 30 Minutes Outside of Dublin, Howth Cliffs

The Howth Cliffs are located northeast of Dublin and have over 10 miles of hiking and walking trails with views of Lambay's Island, Irelands Eye, the village of Howth, and the gorgeous, rocky coastline.  While walking you can smell the ocean and overwhelming scent of coconut from the yellow gorse on the heath.  In every direction you'll find breathtaking views and I think I took more pictures in one day than I have in a while, there was just so much to see.

Lemony Lentil Chickpea Salad Recipe

This Lentil Chickpea + Lemon Radish Salad has been my go-to recipe for weekly dinners and when we have guests over for a small dinner party. It's so easy to mix together and the lemon dressing is always a crowd pleaser. It's like one of those dishes that people think you worked so hard on, but really you just whipped it all together and garnished with a few leftover herbs -- easy!   

Finding a Home Away from Home in Geneva

This historic building now turned luxury, stylish apartments was the perfect place to stay during our time in Geneva.  Swiss Luxury Apartments offers all that an upscale hotel provides, while giving you the feeling that you're coming home to your own chic apartment in the heart of Geneva. What more could you ask for?

Choosing Courage Over Comfort

I am a firm believer that growth doesn't come without discomfort.  If we stay in our safe, content places, how will we push ourselves in ways we can't imagine?  How will we learn new things without falling a few times? One of my favorite authors, Brené Brown talks a lot about vulnerability.  Here's one of my favorite pieces from her most recent book: 

How to Spend 48 Hours in the Romantic Bruges, Belgium

Known as the "Venice of the North", Bruges is a city that takes you back to the 14th century with its beautiful canals, horse drawn carriages, and medieval architecture.  Bruges has long been on my list of weekend trips since our move to Germany.  With it being only a short, 4 hour drive away, I knew we had to spend some time in this romantic city.