NYBG Holiday Train Show & Glow – 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m crossing another item off my NYC Christmas Bucket List, the New York Botanical Train Show! For over thirty years the New York Botanical Garden has transformed into a winter wonderland featuring model trains and over 190 replica NYC landmarks made entirely of natural materials. NYBG GLOW is also back and…

Berchtesgaden, Bavaria – Maria Gern, Hintersee, and Ramsau

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series 🙂 After our incredible boat trip on Königssee, we hopped back in the car for more sightseeing. When I was planning this trip, I had a list of all the beautiful places I wanted to see and used that to make my itinerary. I knew…

Berchstegaden, Germany – Obersee & St. Bartholowmew

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series 🙂 After a rainy day in Berchtesgaden the previous day, Jon and I woke up to an overcast, but dry day. We got ready quickly and then headed back to Königssee. We purchased our boat tickets for the full trip to Salet onsite, and boarded…

Berchtesgaden, Bavaria – Königsee

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series! After hiking through Partnach Gorge, we headed east to our next stop of the trip, Berchtesgaden. This beautiful area is most known for its National Park, boat rides on Königssee, and Hitler’s Eagles Nest. The drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen took about two and a half hours…

Bavaria, Germany – Walchensee, Geroldsee, and Partnach Gorge

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series! After leaving the beautiful Eibsee, we drove about forty-five minutes to Walchensee. I originally planned to see this lake on our hike, but we skipped the hike to go up Zugspitze, and spent the afternoon hanging at the lake instead. I was on a mission…

Bavaria, Germany – Hohenschwangau Castle & Alpsee

Hi friends, welcome back to my Germany and Austria series 🙂 After visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, we had about three hours until our tour of Hohenschwangau Castle, so we hiked down and walked around the little town for a bit. I was a little late to the game buying tickets, so if you're early one or two…

Bavaria, Germany – Neuschwanstein Castle

Hi friends, welcome to my Germany and Austria series 🙂 On our third day in Germany, we left early and headed to the Tegelberg mountain gondola located about an hour drive from our hotel. The drive over was so beautiful and idyllic. I loved passing by all the little villages dispersed throughout the rolling hills,…