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Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

Do you like ruins? They are major draws for tourists around the world, but they’re not for everyone. They serve as a warning against whatever was their downfall, they make epic backdrops, they are a window into the past. There is beauty in the broken, but sometimes it takes hundreds of years to find it.… Continue reading Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

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What Women Pack for Winter in Europe

It’s the dream! Winter in Europe is full of snowy mountain villages, Christmas markets, world-class ski and winter sports resorts, and in some countries… reindeer! But packing winter clothes can be a challenge. So here’s your quick guide to a packable, carry-on only, winter wardrobe that will allow you to enjoy fairytale-Europe at its most… Continue reading What Women Pack for Winter in Europe

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21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel

Are you considering solo travel, maybe for the first time? It can be intimidating, particularly for women. But fear not! You totally got this. I am a firm believer that any place you go can be safe, but some places are generally safer than others if you’re just starting out and testing the solo travel… Continue reading 21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel

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10 Reasons to Visit Heidelberg

It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about Heidelberg. Where should you go for fun, history, beauty, adorable scenery, and more? Heidelberg! Here are my top 10 reasons why. 10. To Take Dependable Public Transportation German efficiency is a real thing! I learned early after moving to the D.C.-area that I cannot trust the buses.… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Heidelberg

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What to Eat in Heidelberg

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! This week we’re specializing in pretzels and bratwurst from Heidelberg, Germany! Get ready to get hungry, my friends. Breakfast European cheeses, jams, and breads are incredible. They really do taste different from the American versions. I think it must be something in the soil that effects the grass… Continue reading What to Eat in Heidelberg

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What to Know Before You Visit Heidelberg

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This week I’m getting you in the know about what to expect before you visit Heidelberg, Germany. Or just Germany; a lot of this can transfer! Let’s get to it. Terminology Train station: Bahnhof Airport: Flughafen Bus: Bus Thank you: Danke Please and you’re welcome: Bitte Yes: Ja No: Nein Old Town: Altstadt Castle: Schloss General Information Cash… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Heidelberg

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How to Get to Heidelberg, Germany

This Motivation Monday, I’m letting you in on a little secret that I hope empowers you: we all make mistakes when we travel! I’m telling you, this was not my first travel rodeo, but I totally botched my train tickets to and from Heidelberg! I wasted time and money, and today I’m telling you all… Continue reading How to Get to Heidelberg, Germany

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Guide to Heidelberg’s Christmas Markets

It’s Faraway Friday! This week’s featured far-off place is not just far from where I live, it’s also like a trip far back into the past! Would I call it magical? Absolutely! This is your guide to the Heidelberg Christmas Markets! What to See If you’re in Heidelberg at Christmastime, you are in for a… Continue reading Guide to Heidelberg’s Christmas Markets

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3 Days in Heidelberg

This Throwback Thursday is all about my recent amazing solo trip to Heidelberg, Germany! This quaint village nestled in the hill country is everything you could possibly want in an old-world European getaway. If you need an itinerary suggestion, here is my recommendation! Day 1 Checking In The day I arrived, I totally botched my… Continue reading 3 Days in Heidelberg

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What to Eat: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This one’s pretty special–it’s all about Christmas foods! I recently was in Heidelberg to enjoy the Christmas Markets and explore this cute, historic town, and to get a little more material for my Germany page! Here’s the scoop on what I ate at the Heidelberg Christmas Market! Kinderpunsch For many,… Continue reading What to Eat: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market