Swiss Désalpe Festivals

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Swiss Désalpe Festivals

“FALL is coming” (said in my best Ned Stark impression). And you know it’s coming because cows adorned with flower arrangements the size of small Christmas trees will begin to make their way down from their high Alpine pastures towards lower and warmer ground. We’ve been to various types of festivals in Switzerland (Christmas festivals, wine festivals, chestnut festivals, cheese festivals) and the Swiss Désalpe Festivals take the cake. I absolutely love them. There’s just something about … Read More

El Cortijo de los Caballos – The Ultimate Wedding Venue

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El Cortijo de los Caballos

Hands down, the best wedding I’ve ever been to! My only complaint was that we didn’t get to stay longer! Maja and Adam chose El Cortijo de los Caballos in Benahavis, Spain as their destination wedding location. And as you can see… what a fabulous choice! El Cortijo de los Caballos is a private villa near Marbella available to rent for weddings, holidays and other special occasions. Formerly an equestrian center, the Cortijo sleeps 28 adults. … Read More

Wandering through Ronda, Spain

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Ronda, Spain

On our short stay to Marbella (the real Costa del Sol!) for Adam & Maja’s wedding, we decided to use one of our days for a day trip to Ronda. The drive took about an hour and a half from Estepona and it wasn’t for the faint of heart if you suffer from car sickness! This was one curvy, cliff-filled drive! On the way, we ran across this oasis of a restaurant in the middle of … Read More

Visiting Estepona, Spain

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Estepona Spain

Estepona, Spain was about a one hour drive from the airport in Malaga. We decided to stay on the outskirts of Estepona because of its vicinity to the beach and the wedding we were attending at El Cortijo de los Caballos in Benahavís. Once we arrived, we immediately walked to the supermercado for some snacks and sangria and went to check out the beach. It was pretty rocky and not ideal for ‘a day at the beach’ but still … Read More

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

Food Tour with Private Tours of Venice

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Food tour with Private Tours of Venice

Before arriving in Venice, I searched endlessly online for a food tour for us to go on. I really enjoy these tours because not only do you get hear the city’s history and try the unique food of the region, but you also get a behind the scenes look at those “local” spots that aren’t crawling with tourists.  And then you know exactly where to go out to eat for the rest of the trip! Unfortunately, … Read More

Exploring Venice, Italy

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Exploring Venice, Italy

The first thing you should know about Venice: You will get lost. And once you accept that, you can relax! If you have to be somewhere on time, you should leave at least 30 minutes earlier that you think. The streets are medieval and were built with no rhyme or reason and just when you think you’re headed in the right direction.. dead end. The signage throughout the city isn’t exactly consistent so I wouldn’t rely … Read More

Exploring Murano, Italy

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Exploring Murano, Italy

When we began planning our Easter weekend trip to Venice, a friend of ours suggested staying in Murano to get more of a “real” experience. So, as I always do, I instantly consulted with AirBnB to weigh our options. Turns out (it shouldn’t have been a surprise) that it’s ridiculously expensive to stay in Venice, so Murano was the obvious place to look next. We came across the perfect apartment, The Prestige House, in the … Read More