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The Hamptons of Northern Germany // Sylt Island

Here’s a fun fact – did you know that Northern Germany borders both the Baltic Sea and North Sea!? Most people forget that the country has an extensive water border and thus, is home to quite a few islands. Living in Hamburg, the Prince and I are no more than a 2-hour drive from most islands! When deciding where to go for the Easter holidays, we didn’t want to stray too far from the Prince’s hometown of Kiel. I’d been begging to go to the island of Sylt for ages and we just so happened to book one of the last rooms on the entire island! While Sylt is officially part of Germany, it actually straddles the border of Germany and Denmark when looking at a map.

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A Traditional Village in the Austrian Alps // Serfaus

This trip was one for the bucket list. After countless European winters passing and no trip to the Alps, I finally got to fulfill this item the end of March. The Prince’s mother asked us way back in October if we wanted to go on this vacation with her and the rest of the family….

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How to Travel with a Chronic Condition

I’ve been pretty open on my blog about being a two-time childhood cancer survivor. It’s such a huge part of my personal identity and a source of pride for me. But what I haven’t really talked about are the side effects that come along with being a cancer survivor. I’m really lucky in the fact…

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The Memory of the Azure Window in Malta

Before I jump into the bulk of this article, I just wanted to thank everyone for the supportive and kind words about my rebrand! It’s always scary when launching something new and the anticipation of readers’ reactions was weighing heavily on my mind…what if people didn’t like it?! And to all my subscribers who didn’t transfer…

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Beer Time With Wagner is now Wayfaring With Wagner!

Someone PINCH ME! I’ve been working on this new website for over A YEAR and am so excited to finally debut it to everyone!!! I have to thank the Prince, my parents, and my siblings for always being so supportive, looking over my new site, giving me advice, and overall just encouraging me. There was…

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Operas, Baroque, and Destruction // Dresden

It seems like an unlikely combination – operas, baroque, and destruction. Yet, the history of Dresden, Germany is complex, sad, and beautiful – a story of rising from the ashes. Before WWII, Dresden was the epicenter of German culture and art. As the seventh-largest city in Germany, Dresden was frequently host to Richard Wagner’s newest…

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Gingerbread Houses with a Side of Milk // Goslar

I feel like my relationship with gingerbread houses is quite similar to one of my favorite childhood books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If you give Jordan a gingerbread house, she’ll ask for a fairy tale German town. And if you give Jordan a fairy tale German town, she’ll ask for blue skies. And if…

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Brockenbahn in Winter // Harz Mountains

Fairy tales, spying, espionage, and witches. These are just some of the stories that surround the mystery of the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. I spontaneously booked a train ticket last Tuesday and got to take in this gorgeous view this past weekend! After staying in the quaint city of Goslar, I…

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10 Cities Not to Miss in the Balkans

After living in the Balkans for about 8 months almost 2 years ago (how has it already been that long?!), I still can’t stop singing the praises of this amazing region. Still misconstrued as dangerous due to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, this peninsula is now a hot spot for tourists looking for cheap, undiscovered,…

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Looking Back on 2016

Wow 2016, what a year you’ve been! At the start of every year, I can’t imagine how the new year can possibly top the previous year…and yet, it always manages to do so. 2016, you’ve been the best year yet. I finished business school, graduated, started dating an amazing guy, moved to Hamburg, began a new…

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