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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The 5 Hardest Things About Living Abroad

Living abroad has been amazing, so don't get me wrong by the title of this article.  However, I find it important to share that it is not always eating gelato and riding my bike with a baguette under my arm through Germany.  Living abroad is full of those magical moments, but also the frustrating ones, too. Sharing with you all the 5 hardest parts of living abroad this past year.

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My Favorite High Waisted Denim Jeans

High waisted denim jeans have been my go-to style for the past year.  Is it just me or do they seem to put everything where itโ€™s supposed to go? They flattering most, if not all body types, can be dressed up or down, and give me the confidence a crop top that I normally wouldnโ€™t wear. I am really hoping they arenโ€™t a fad that plans to leave anytime soon.

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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.  Europรคischer Hof Hotel was not only gorgeous, but also provided the historical charm I was looking for in a hotel.

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Covering Acne & Scars Makeup Tutorial

Until I find a magic potion or solution, make-up is my go-to way to feel more confident in my acne-prone and scarred skin. I am super passionate about the power of make-up and how it can make a person feel (especially someone with bad acne and unruly skin). I know there are so many strong opinions on make-up out there. I totally understand both sides, but for me, this is what works! 

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How to Find Cheap Flights to Europe

Since living in Germany, flying to America and back has been a priority for me so I can still see family and friends.  However, if I had to pay $1,500/ticket each time, it would not be feasible to travel as often. Thankfully, I've found a way to get to America and back to Germany (and other parts of Europe), for just $350 round-trip. Too good to be true? 

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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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French Elegance & Decadence at its Best: Hotel De Jobo

Like with many hotels, my stay at Hotel De Jobo was far too short, but one of the most memorable.  If you're looking for a unique and ravishing experience while in Paris, I cannot recommend staying at Hotel De Jobo enough.  You will not be disappointed and it'll provide the Parisian experience one should have while in this wildly romantic European city.

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A Day at the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher of Ireland were absolutely incredible to see in person. They were one of the many highlights and my favorite place we visited while in Ireland. It was an unforgettable experience and one that I will forever cherish. If you're in Ireland, I cannot stress enough how worth it is to drive to the west coast and see these beautiful cliffs!

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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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A Weekend in Paris

Spending a weekend in Paris is definitely not enough time for this romantic and charming city, but I will take what I can get.  Paris was one of those places I knew I just had to see while living in Europe. After a quick 48 hours in Paris, I can confidently say it surpassed my expectations and is just as lovely as all the 90s films portray it to be.

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What to Expect When Sailing the Greek Islands

The Greek Islands were everything I dreamed they would be and more.  The atmosphere and landscape was picturesque, the people were extremely kind, and the food was to die for. I went in hoping it would be a trip of a lifetime and it really was. Sailing allowed us to see so much more of the islands than we would have otherwise and gave us a whole new perspective.  

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Life in Germany 001

Welcome to my first series of "Life in Germany", this will be a monthly update of any and all things Germany. It's an idea I have had for a while and is long overdue, better late than never?

One of my favorite things about living in Germany is by far the Autobahn. Before I moved to Germany, I thought the Autobahn was just one road somewhere in the middle of Germany. Kind of like a touristy spot where people rented BMWs and drove fast.

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A Jazzy Stay in Berlin: Ellington Hotel

I find it so important to find a hotel or accommodation in a city that truly reflects the place you are visiting.  Ellington Hotel Berlin did just that.

As soon as you walk into this 1920s building, you feel welcomed and invited in this bright and trendy space.  The space is big and open, but some how still cozy. One of my favorite features of the hotel is the brass detailing along the windows and walls -- so gorgeous.

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Tips & Tricks for Ordering from SheIn

SheIn, for those of you that might not know, is an online shopping website with a huge inventory at crazy low prices (seems too good to be true).  Is it? I first ran across SheIn from seeing other bloggers rave about their perfect finds and how they just got a dozen items for under $100. This girl loves a good steal. So, naturally, I did some investigation to figure out if this was some scam or the best news since Target's clothing line upped its game.

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