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Inside Austria’s Zotter Chocolate Factory

A chance to live out my dreams as a kid in a chocolate factory? Yes, please! As Lukas grew up in Graz, this was an experience he shared with me when we first started dating! He made it sound so exciting, “you take a spoon and have as much as you want! And they have all different kinds!” So when we arrived in Graz, I was very excited to have my own experience at the…
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Sights To Give You Shivers…An Austrian Train Ride

Just a very short yet beautiful post about our train ride into Austria. As we began our journey in a panic at the Munich Central Station, afraid of missing our train to Austria we were most grateful it ended up being delayed! We miscalculated our time and only realized about 10 minutes before the train was scheduled to depart and we had barely checked out of our hotel! I’m in panic mode, Lukas is in…
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Photo Diary: Lunch In Heidelberg

Rewinding back on a quick lunch stop in Heidelberg as Lukas drove us on a 6-hour car ride from our castle in Aerzen to Munich! In rainy weather with a pretty bad rental car experience, he was a real trooper. I was really the luckier one in this situation! We got a slice of no rain for a late lunch in Heidelberg and spent a short time walking through the center before getting back on…
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Photo Diary: Old Hameln, Germany

Hello, Hameln! Lukas drove us a couple hours out of Hamburg to the small town of Hameln which is right on Germany’s Fairy-tale route. It has been a town since the 12th century and is most known for the famous medieval tale The Pied Piper of Hameln. L and I were staying in a nearby castle, Schlosshotel Münchhausen, and we spent a couple days exploring Hameln’s tiny old town. We love day trips to these…
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Fairytale Living: Schlosshotel Münchhausen

As a bucket list item, I’ve always wanted to stay in a castle and what place was better than Germany to do such a thing? And what place could be better than Schlosshotel Münchhausen? L and I booked a suite for four nights as part of a package they offer and it was the best decision we made! After some small research on castle hotels around Germany, Schlosshotel Münchhausen seemed like the obvious choice if we…
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Photo Diary: Hamburg On The Water

First time out on the water this year! Aside from the ferry trips, of course. The weather just warmed up enough in Hamburg where we felt comfortable going out on the Alster River in some smaller boats, pedal boats to be exact. We rented one for a few hours and spent the afternoon together. This post was sitting in my drafts and are from a couple weeks ago, right before I returned back to Boston…
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Love: 10 Tips For A Happy Long Distance Relationship

The time has come for me to return back to Boston and leave Lukas in Hamburg. As much as we think it will get easier, it never does. We’ve been doing this for the past year and a half and we like to think we’ve almost mastered the art of a long distance relationship and making it work. We still have small outbursts of tears right until we’re at the airport and the first few…
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Amsterdam Part 3, Diamonds & Munchies

So rounding up the big birthday trip our last full day in Amsterdam was a lot of fun and slightly “spacey” (if you know what I mean.). Lukas and I slept in and went out late for breakfast for bagels. We’re both major bagel people (all bread and carbs really). But the sun continued to shine and on our last full day, we realized we have yet to visit any museums and thought we would…
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Birthday in Amsterdam, Part 2 Canal Ride

More from Amsterdam! How is one supposed to narrow down over 700 photos and dozens of video for a single blog post?? This is my attempt. The weather was so beautiful (lucky us!) that we were able to shed our coats for some time and have a sneak peek of summer. We decided we needed to do all things that one would typically do in summer and not hold back even though spring has barely…
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Birthday In Amsterdam, Part 1

Life in Amsterdam! How lucky am I that I was able to explore you?? Lukas planned a surprise trip to Amsterdam and I could not be more grateful. We woke up at 6 am on my birthday, had cake for breakfast and packed a bag for an 8 am train where I was unaware of our final destination. If you saw my Instastories you also got to experience the whole thing with me! I knew…
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