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A Castle on A Hill: Heidelberg Castle


One of the most beautiful places I visited in Germany was Heidelberg Castle. I would have to say this is one of my all time favorite castle ruins (and I’ve been to a ton).  Did you know that there are over 20,000 castles in Germany alone? (Yes, I said twenty thousand.) I know crazy! You can pretty much find a castle in every town you go into. 


Heidelberg Castle is a short 45 minute drive from where I will be living in Germany. It is absolutely massive and breathtakingly beautiful. To be able to enter the courtyard and various …

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How To Find Cheap Flight Deals (Domestic & Abroad) Using Google Flights

My #1 tool in getting the best priced flight deal is surprisingly quite simple – Google Flights. Google Flights is a flight search engine where you can use a variety of filters to find the perfect flight for you. You can see what days flights are cheapest and even set alerts to be told when flights you’re tracking fluctuate in price. I’ve saved up to $600 on an airfare ticket by using this hack, being patient, and paying attention to the flight alerts I received!

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An Afternoon in Austria: Ehrenberg Castle and Highline 179

So amidst all the holiday content I wanted to share some pictures from a day trip Rene and I took in September. We travelled down to Southern Germany near the beautiful castle Neuschwanstein for a little impromptu night away and, while there, realized that we were only 6 minutes away from Austria. This was crazy because we had been there two years earlier and had no idea we were SO close! We decided to wander into Austria for an afternoon of fun so we hopped in the car and started driving.

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Formula for The Perfect International Travel Outfit

This is my idea of the perfect travel outfit that incorporates the 3 C’s – Cute, comfy, casual. You just have to find what your comfortable in and can imagine sitting comfortably (and most of the time sleeping in) for 10+ hours. You don’t need to sacrifice comfort for fashion – here is the formula for the perfect international travel outfit!

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Rene’s Visa Story

Here is the story of what happened to my boyfriend, René, with his Visa.


Just a little back ground: Rene had lived in the United States for 7 years with his parents. Graduated high school there and was currently attending collage for his AA degree. 


About a 4 months ago my boyfriend went to Germany to get his student visa renewed. When he went to the embassy the clerk told him that whoever had done his visa paper work two years ago didn’t input it into the computer correctly which meant according to their records he had been illegally …

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