Camping at Snooper's Rock | Chattanooga

We drove to Snoopers rock after a long work day and arrive 1 hour before sunset. We didn’t really have a plan; per usual. However, we just winged it and it all worked out. We camped out at Davis Pond and it was pretty busy (granted it was Labor Day weekend). Next time we go, we’ll try to hike to our camping spot so it’s more quiet, but if you’re looking for a quick and easy campsite I definitely recommend David Pond.

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The Most Relaxing Weekend Away: Mother Goose Hotel

Mother Goose Hotel located in Utrecht, the Netherlands is one of the dreamiest and coziest places I've stayed in to date.  Upon arriving to this small, boutique hotel in the heart of Utrecht, I knew I was going to fall in love.  This chic space feels like a super trendy B&B with modern amenities, lots of privacy, and such a unique flare.

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We're Back in the States!

We said goodbye to Germany and our little life there last month and moved back to the States. If any of you have ever moved (whether it was down the street or to a totally new place) you know it's always bittersweet. Excitement for the new adventure, but lots of sadness when it comes to saying goodbye and closing such a big chapter.

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Mykonos Photo Diary

Mykonos Island was one of the most charming islands we visited during our seven days of island hopping in Greece.  From beautiful alleys to restaurants over looking the ocean and the iconic mills, this island was absolutely stunning. 

Although spending a few more days would have been ideal, one day was a perfect amount of time to see the main sites on the island and enjoy everything.

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An Amazing Day Trip from Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert

Marrakech is an amazing city to visit.  However, after a few days of the busy Moroccan souks, it's really nice to escape the chaos.  There are many options when it comes to booking day trips from Marrakech.  From the Atlas Mountains and desert to the beautiful town of Essauoira there is so much to see. Even if you're short on time during your travels to Marrakech, taking a day to see something different and learn more about the Moroccan history and culture is worth it.

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23 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl of Morocco, has topped my list of places to see for quite some time now.  I've been mesmerized by the beautiful blue buildings, small streets, and colorful culture that Chefchaouen provides.  As a photographer, it's one of those dream places that you really cannot take too many photos of.  Walking through the blue streets, I had to stop myself and soak it all in from time to time.  It's truly one of the most gorgeous cities I've seen in person.

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10 Travel Tips to Know Before Visiting Marrakech

There are 10 travel tips I believe every person needs to know before visiting Marrakech, Morocco. To avoid being disappointed, getting sick, or being taking advantage of follow these top recommendations and tips.  Although I went to Marrakech without knowing all of this; our trip would have gone a bit smoother if we had done the research.  So from one traveler to another, here is my best advice if you plan to visit this beautifully chaotic city.

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A Snowy Holiday in Berchtesgaden

We had the opportunity to visit Berchtesgaden, Germany and stay with Kempinski Hotel in their newly remodeled space.  The week was full of a waking up to snowy views each morning, snow-shoeing for the first time, and having the most delicious meals in the Kempinski restaurant.  It was one of absolute favorite vacations of 2017 and gave me an opportunity to experience a real snowy winter. However, now that I have my fill of snow, I think I'm good until next year -- Summer 2018, where are you?

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2018 Travel Bucket List

With 2017 coming to an end, I am in the midst of planning 2018 travels and it's got me daydreaming like crazy.  When we first moved to Germany, I was mostly focused on traveling within Europe. I figured, who knows how long we will live here -- let's take advantage of the places we can get to! For 2018, I am still wanting to check off a few places in Europe, but would love to see other parts of the world.

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A Winter Escape: Heidelberg Suites

I would go back to the Heidelberg Suites each weekend if I could.  It's such a relaxing and beautiful hotel with the perfect location overlooking the Nekar and Heidleberg Castle.  It was almost a pity how much time we spent in our room with all of the lovely Christmas activity going on. However,  it was just that great of a space, hot chocolate barely got me to leave -- it was the perfect suite.

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7 Things I Love About Living in Germany

Living in Germany definitely has it perks.  After being here for almost 16 months, I've learned to love some of the German ways of living. I'm still getting used to following rules, turning my bicycle light on at night and not recycling on Sunday. Overall this country has some pretty great things about it and I feel lucky to experience them. As the time goes on, I'm learning to appreciate what I once thought was a "weird German thing" and even becoming more German like myself.

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An Oasis Amidst the Chaos: Bliss Riad

Bliss Riad truly embraces the culture of Morocco.  Filled with Moroccan rugs, leather goods, beautiful mosaic tiles, and greenery in every corner.  It was truly an oasis amidst the chaos of the souks of Marrakech.  Not only where we amazed by the beauty of Bliss Riad, but it also smelled divine.  The smell was like warmth and savory mixed with the cleanest, purest herbs. 

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How to Spend 48 Hours in the Romantic Brugge, 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.

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1800s Heidelberg Hotel with Charm & Class

When searching for a hotel in Heidelberg, Germany I knew I wanted to stay in a place that shared the magic and charm of the city.  Which, to be honest, is setting the bar pretty high, because Heidelberg is one the most charming cities I have visited yet.  Europäischer Hof Hotel was not only gorgeous, but also provided the historical charm I was looking for in a hotel.

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