Iceland is a popular destination at the moment and has been for a few years. Iceland has been that trip that has been half-planned for two years. I started talking about Iceland at the end of 2015 and even received a travel book and map of Iceland as a Christmas gift that year. We first... Continue Reading →
Stockholm, Sweden: Sliding into my Top 5 Favorite Cities list!
I first visited Stockholm many years ago when a friend and I planned a post-college graduation European trip. We visited 15 countries in 42 days (more on that in a future blog post) but the very first place we landed was Sweden. We stayed with a Swedish college friend of mine and between the two... Continue Reading →
Back to Bermuda!
A week ago marked my 18th visit to the island knows for its pink sand beaches, Bermuda shorts, rum swizzles, and more! If you haven't checked out my previous post on Bermuda, my childhood BFF has lived in Bermuda since 2007 so I visit often! I planned a four night trip around a relatively new... Continue Reading →
2010 Honeymoon Travels Part III: Bali!
If you missed part I and part II, read them first! Leading up to our 8th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2018, I am posting a three part series highlighting our honeymoon travels in Asia. We had an amazing trip prepared just for us where we left the United States on June 21, 2010 and returned on July... Continue Reading →
2010 Honeymoon Travels Part II: Hong Kong!
If you missed part I, read that first! Leading up to our 8th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2018, I am posting a three part series highlighting our honeymoon travels in Asia. We had an amazing trip prepared just for us where we left the United States on June 21, 2010 and returned on July 4,... Continue Reading →
2010 Honeymoon Travels Part I: Bangkok, Thailand!
I don't know about you but I was obsessed with the Royal Wedding over the weekend and couldn't get enough of the pictures and A-list celebrity Instagram posts for a sneak peak into what it was like being a guest at such a grand affair! That got me thinking back to my own wedding that... Continue Reading →
Japan Part II: Kyoto
I'm back to share Japan Part II! After posting Japan Part I earlier this year we booked a ski trip to Europe without ever having skied before. This required a crash course in skiing before the actual trip to Munich and Austria. I also spent a chilly weekend in Florida, which wasn't ideal at the time... Continue Reading →
Innsbruck, Austria: Strudel Stop!
We booked flights in and out of Munich, Germany to spend a week skiing in Obergurgl, Austria. This provided two options for sightseeing along the 3-hour drive from Munich to Obergurgl. On the way to Obergurgl we took the southwest route to Schloss Neuschwanstein, the number one most visited castle in Bavaria built by King... Continue Reading →
Obergurgl, Austria: The Diamond of the Alps
If you have been following @champagneonplanes you might have noticed that I like big city vacations where there is a ton to explore but I am open to traveling just about anywhere if there is a promise of good food, great sights, and fun times with friends. I have no idea why it has taken... Continue Reading →
Munich, Germany: 48 hours in Bavaria’s capital
We have a friend who lives in Brussels and he likes to ski. He will travel just about anywhere in Europe to do so. Despite never skiing before in my life, he's been sending us postcards from various ski resorts for the last couple of years so we finally pulled the trigger over the Christmas... Continue Reading →
Wisp Resort: A crash course in skiing
Last weekend was all about hanging out with family and learning to ski at Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland since we booked a ski trip in Austria without ever having skied before. My Aunt and Uncle have a house at Deep Creek Lake that is down the road from Wisp so what better time to reunite... Continue Reading →
Seaside, Florida: Girls Weekend!
1.12.2018 – 1.16.2018 || Seaside| Watercolor || Florida My childhood BFF, who lives in Bermuda, is a new homeowner of a fabulous beach house in Seaside, FL. After college we started a tradition of reuniting with our high school friends over the Martin Luther King holiday. Some fun trips have been to San Francisco, Denver,... Continue Reading →
Japan, Part I: Tokyo
Just a year ago we spent one week in Japan. While not nearly enough time to explore at a leisurely rate or to cover more than two cities, I highlighted Japan as one of my most memorable trips when I launched this blog. We spent 4 nights and 3 days in Tokyo before spending another 3... Continue Reading →
Atlanta, Georgia: Top Chef meets Chopped at Gunshow
My last business trip of the year took me to Atlanta earlier in the week. I've been traveling here for several years and have been impressed with the evolving restaurant scene. My team has been talking about Gunshow for quite some time so it was a fantastic surprise to find out that we'd be dining... Continue Reading →
Asbury Park, New Jersey: Looking for treasures at the Holiday Bazaar
Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey! I have been visiting Monmouth County and this part of the Jersey Shore for the last fourteen years but today was my first time in Asbury Park. Asbury Park is a small seaside city on the New Jersey coast. It is most famously known for live music venues which... Continue Reading →