Our wedding at the Château Élan Legends Clubhouse

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Our wedding at the Chateau Elan Legends Clubhouse

What a wonderful day this was! It just went too dang fast. Planning a wedding abroad definitely wasn’t easy but with the help of our sweet families, I’d say it was a success! We arrived in Georgia on April 30th, 10 days before the wedding. In my head, this sounded like plenty of time. But whew, what a whirlwind of DIY’ing, planning, shopping & visiting friends. And to think that at some point I considered … Read More

Colorful Houses of Burano, Italy

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Colorful houses of Burano, Italy

We almost didn’t take the 40 minute ferry trip from Murano to Burano but I’m SO glad we did! (Timetable for the ACTV ferry here.) After visiting, I just had to know the story behind the colorful houses of Burano, Italy. According to The Huffington Post “The houses on Burano follow a special color pattern, dating to the island’s “golden age” when it was first becoming developed. If you live on Burano and wish to paint … Read More

Our night in an Igloo – Kemmeriboden Bad, Switzerland

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Kemmeriboden Bad Igloo

We were recently given an amazing engagement gift… a night in an igloo! On Friday afternoon, we drove to Kemmeriboden (website here), Switzerland, north of Interlaken. It was about a three hour drive from Leysin and this place couldn’t have been more in the middle of nowhere! But what a wonderful experience! A few details of the night are below: The bridge leading into the Inn… Isn’t it quaint!? The house and farm were built … Read More

Day 1: Our Moroccan Adventure – Marrakech

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Ben Youssef Madrasa

We arrived in Marrakech, Morocco at 12:15pm. Another continent and country crossed off of our long list! After making it through immigration, we exchanged our Swiss francs for Moroccan dirhams and walked out into the arrivals hall to meet our driver which the riad (our Moroccan hotel) had scheduled. I was told to look for the sign with the name of our Riad. Immediately, I spotted a man holding a sign with my name. No doubt … Read More

Weekend Getaway to Annecy, France

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Palais de l'ile Annecy

Located north of the French Alps, Annecy is known as the “Venice” of France. Small canals and streams branching out of Lake Annecy run thru this medieval town making it absolutely adorable! The only thing missing are the gondolas! When we finally had a free weekend, we booked our hotel (Hotel Allobroges) and we were on the road! It’s only a short 2 hour drive from Leysin so there’s no excuse for us not to … Read More

Day trip to Sorrento – Our holiday in Southern Italy

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Giardini di Catlado

DAY 6 Today’s itinerary: A food tour in Sorrento!  We took the local SITA bus from Positano to Sorrento. What a journey… We were hanging off the side of the Amalfi Coast, it was crowded, hot and let’s just say those buses weren’t up to Swiss cleanliness standards. The food tour began in the Palazzo Tasso in the center of Sorrento. Our guide, Tamare, took us to 8 different locations to try the local specialities. This … Read More

Day trip to Capri – Our holiday in Southern Italy

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Capri Faraglioni

DAY 5 Kelley and dad took a quick morning stroll to the market for some groceries and we enjoyed a gourmet breakfast of bacon and eggs at the apartment. We decided to take a guided tour from Positano to the island of Capri with Blue Star Boat Tours. I think we would all agree that it was worth it to pay the few extra Euros to go this route rather than pay for the Ferry. The boat … Read More

The Amalfi Coast – Our Holiday in Southern Italy

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Ravello Italy

DAY 4 Our charming driver, Gianluca, picked us up in Pompeii at 9am. We drove over the Sorrento Peninsula towards the far (Eastern) end of the Amalfi coast and made our first stop in Ravello, home of the Villa Rufolo. Chances are, if you’ve seen a picture of the Amalfi Coast, it was most likely taken there! The little town was surprisingly quiet. We walked through the square, admired the extremely expensive pottery (which apparently Oprah … Read More