Great Smoky Mountains Itinerary: 2 Days in This Epic National Park! [2023]

A beautiful colorful sunrise over Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is absolutely a must-see destination for any lover of the great outdoors, and the numbers are there to prove it. This is the most visited national park in the country, winning by a landslide, pun only slightly intended. Knowing all this, when I was planning my road trip through the … Read more

13 Magical Things to Do in Salzburg in Winter [2023-2024 Season]

a frosty, wintry scene in the salzburg city center with a frozen garden and fountain

Salzburg is one of those places that captures your heart the moment you arrive, regardless of the season. However, anyone who knows a thing or two about this beautiful medieval city knows that winter is the absolute best time to visit.  Once winter falls over the city, you can admire the (already dazzling) cobblestone streets … Read more

10 Magical Things to Do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

the scenic town of garmisch

My first visit to Garmisch-Partenkirchen was actually a complete accident while exploring Bavarian towns like Füssen, but as I drove into town, I could already tell that this would be one of my favorite places in Germany.  Home to Germany’s highest mountain, Garmisch is the idyllic Bavarian mountain town of your dreams!  You can spend … Read more

13 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Füssen, Germany’s Fairytale Town

view of a road in fussen

Let’s be real: who wouldn’t want to visit a medieval town filled with fairytale charm on their trip to Germany? Füssen is famous for its picturesque old town, pristine natural landscapes and nearby castles (yes, there’s more than one!) that inspired the work of Walt Disney.  There is even a section of road that is … Read more

One Day in Lauterbrunnen: Mini Itinerary to Maximize a Quick Trip [2023]

Kirche Lauterbrunnen in the distance

Nestled within one of the most spectacular valleys of the Bernese Alps, Lauterbrunnen is a must-see destination on any trip to Switzerland. The towering rock faces that surround the town of Lauterbrunnen hug the valley, making visitors feel like they have entered a hidden oasis.  Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lauterbrunnen … Read more