2022 was such a wonderful year. I traveled a lot domestically and abroad, attended numerous weddings of some of my favorite friends and family, and spent more time than ever doing the things I love, like gardening, hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, reading, and writing. My husband and I spent a little more than a month…
While in Berlin, we took a day trip to Potsdam, Germany, by train to see the complex of palaces and gardens. The Orangery Palace was by far my favorite palace within the Sanssouci Park complex. The architecture, the plants, the sculptures, the art collection, and the décor were all splendid, and I can’t wait to share the details of this place with you.
Precise Resort Schwielosee, located about 45 minutes outside of Berlin and Potsdam, in Werder, Germany is situated on the beautiful shores of Schwielosee Lake. The resort has a world class spa, fine dining, a private marina with yacht rentals, and so much more to do on the
Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.
This beautiful hotel just minutes from Berlin’s train station is one of the best hotels we stayed in during our 7 weeks in Europe. The luxurious decor, accommodations, amenities, and food make Titanic Chaussee Berlin one of the best choices in Berlin.
Hotel Der Kleine Prinz in Baden-Baden, Germany is one of the most charming luxury hotels in the regal spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany.
We visited Heidelberg, Germany in late winter, and it was breathtaking! There is so much to see and do in this sprawling, historic town, we could’ve spent an entire month here and not done everything we wanted to. Home of one of the best universities in Europe, Heidelberg University, this town was once the home…
Explore the grounds of Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, Germany and see why this building has been voted one of the most beautiful castles in all of Europe!
Baden-Baden, Germany was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! Nestled in the Black Forest, its hot springs, local delicacies, variety of outdoor activities, & up-scale shopping district make this city a great place to visit if you like getting outdoors and trying new things! Read on to find out what to see, where to eat, and all of the best things to do in this gorgeous German town.
Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Festival is a celebration of German heritage, an excellent time to dress up in dirndl or lederhosen, and enjoy traditional traditional food, drinks, and songs. Read on to see why this festival attracts people former all over the Midwest to Michigan’s Little Bavaria.
During our time in Essen, Germany, we spent the night in a gorgeous castle called SchlossHotel HugenPoet (Schloss being the German word for castle). Built in 1248, this castle is creeping up on being 1,000 years old! Here are some gorgeous photos from our stay, and below I’ll tell you what we thought of this 5 star castle hotel.