Advent Adventures: Cologne, Germany’s Magical Christmas Markets

Cologne Christmas Featured Image

There’s one thing I absolutely love about December in Europe beyond anything and everything else: Christmas Markets.   I can never ever get enough of all the glittering ornaments, heartfelt laughter, glühwein, lavish red decorations, the scent of evergreen trees…freshly made waffles or crêpes served with an over abundance of frosting…

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7 Amazingly Memorable Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

Bled Slovenia

Picture this: a deep turquoise lake nestled between perfectly forested hills. A small island in the middle of the lake beckons visitors to come and explore with its magnificent 99 stone steps rising from the water. These steps lead up to a little but impressive church. Meanwhile, giant snow-capped mountains, known…

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