One of my all time favorite pastimes is writing. Um duh, Helene, you are a blogger after all. But not just writing short blog posts, getting to sit down and hash out my thoughts in a meaningful way. Both my parents are writers and authors, so it's in my blood to follow in their footsteps. Today I'm thrilled to announce I wrote my very own book! Keeping in line with my years as a blogger and … [Read more...] about I Wrote a Book!
Instagram is everyone's favorite photo app but, it's also my most cherished tool to drive traffic to my blog, make money, and make real connections. I attended a travel blog conference recently and two things were discussed: social media is important now more than ever and so are the messages that you post. Instagram is one of the TOP drivers of traffic to my blog. And I also find that I spend … [Read more...] about 15 Ridiculously Easy Travel Instagram Photo Ideas and Poses
The sound of clinking glass inside a warmly lit tent, the smell of roasted nuts wafting through the air, and the sight of brightly colored Dirndls and chocolate brown, leather Lederhosen means it’s Oktoberfest in Munich! The three weeks at the end of September and beginning of October are one of the largest celebrations in the world and is the biggest beer festival ever. Whether you’ve attended … [Read more...] about 45 Essential Tips for Oktoberfest
Europeans always look put together. Whether it's a drape-y scarf, some structured leather boots, or some tailored jeans, they make frolicking through the city look like they're walking on a catwalk. I find that packing is one of my favorite sports (can we call it a sport yet?) and I always make sure I can fit everything in a carry on whether it's a 10 or 2 day trip. My main goals are to feel cute … [Read more...] about What to Pack for Europe in the Fall
I sit checking my email, the doors wide open and I can hear the twinkling of the cow bells who are just outside my window. Austria is a country that has quickly won over my heart and made me a believer as a can't miss destination. I'm at my pretty chalet in Zillertal, Austria where the weather is chilly, sunny, and perfect for adventures outdoors. Whether you're interested in skiing down a … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Alps Adventure: Guide to Zillertal, Austria
Cape Town is a multicultural city of astounding beauty… a patchwork quilt intricately woven with the threads of South African history, mouthwatering cuisine, amazing architecture, fashion and music. And let’s not forget about the iconic landmark of Table Mountain! The city is also becoming one of the most desired places to visit for travelers with outdoor adventure on their minds. Here are 9 … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Wild Guide to Exploring Cape Town, South Africa