Paris France January 2020

If you have a fantasy like dream of visiting Paris sipping espresso and eating macaroons beneath the Eiffel Tower in a picturesque setting then I advise you to stop reading now. I too had romanticized Paris. I took French throughout school as my foreign language and was smitten with it. When cheap flights to ParisContinue reading “Paris France January 2020”

Getting Around Germany by Train

Germany has an amazingly efficient and expansive country-wide rail system. You can go basically anywhere in the country quickly and cost effectively. Your public transportation options include high speed ICE trains, regional trains, S-bahn, U-bahn, Trolley/Street cars, and city buses. Germany also has long distance buses but they are not as efficient as train travelContinue reading “Getting Around Germany by Train”

Munich Germany December 2019

We arrived in Munich on December 26 to find that the city was all but shut down. Apparently this is called the second day of Christmas and is still celebrated as a national holiday just like Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Who knew? We had planned on visiting some of the museums and monuments inContinue reading “Munich Germany December 2019”

Nuremberg Germany December 2019

Nuremberg is a cute town right in the heart of Germany. Probably most famous now for it Nazi history and the home of the post-WW2 Nuremberg trials. We chose Nuremburg as our location to spend Christmas because it’s also world famous for its huge Christmas market! Spread out all across the city center is aContinue reading “Nuremberg Germany December 2019”

Köln Germany December 2019

After our leisurely train ride from Berlin we made it to Köln around noon. Köln has really easy to use public transport, but we had accumulated so much stuff in Berlin we were over loaded with bags and decided to just take a taxi to our apartment. We had a really amazing airbnb apartment inContinue reading “Köln Germany December 2019”

Berlin, Germany December 2019

After a whirlwind of a process trying to get to Germany we finally touched down in Berlin at 11:30pm on a Tuesday night in mid December. Berlin has an awesome public transportation system, but Tegel airport is pretty far out of the city center. For our family of 6 with 4 of those being 4Continue reading “Berlin, Germany December 2019”

9 Hour Layover in Lisbon, Portugal

Our 2 week trip through Germany started out rough. Very rough to be exact. Our first flight was 2 hours late which caused us to miss our connecting flight which caused a 24 hour delay in all our plans. Thankfully we were able to sip some sweet lemonade from those lemons and ended up gettingContinue reading “9 Hour Layover in Lisbon, Portugal”

December 2019 Wrap Up

It’s 2020? How did that happen? I probably say this every month, but December flew by! We were gone for most of the month so it really did go by in a flash for us! We started out the first week of December in Disney World! It’s basically our home away from home where weContinue reading “December 2019 Wrap Up”

Disney World November 2019

Originally we cancelled our December Disney trip back in October because we decided to go to Germany in December instead, but a few weeks after cancelling we knew we would really miss holiday season at Disney so we planned a last minute trip for Thanksgiving into the beginning of December. For this trip we stayedContinue reading “Disney World November 2019”

Branson Weekend October 2019

Andrew and I celebrated our 6th anniversary this year on October 12. Considering we have 4 toddlers who have never stayed a night away from us, there isn’t much celebrating to be had for us! We decided we would make a little family weekend getaway of it! I grew up relatively local to Branson, MOContinue reading “Branson Weekend October 2019”