An Alpine Cheese Festival in Switzerland!

An Alpine Cheese Festival in Switzerland!

Our second day in Switzerland somehow magically fell on the same exact day as an Alpine Cheese Festival (Alpkäsefest) on the top of the Grosse Scheidegg mountain in Grindewald, Switzerland. It was surrounded by blue skies and lazy cows grazing the hilly green grass. My dreams were literally coming true.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Walnut Sage Sauce

Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Walnut Sage Sauce

After going through withdrawal from our two-a-day pastas during our road trip in Italy, I tried to find a somewhat-healthy (but really not-so-healthy, hello butter sage sauce!) meal that would bring us back to the days of Italy. The reason I say “somewhat-healthy” is the switch from regular potatoes to sweet potatoes. But believe me, it is every bit delicious, light and pillowy as traditional gnocchi.

Berlin, Germany | Travel Guide

Berlin, Germany | Travel Guide

Historic, fun, quirky, and sometimes a little bit odd. That’s Berlin. Since living in Germany I’ve visited Berlin 3 times and each time was very different than the last. Because we live in “small town Nuremberg”, going to Berlin was like a visit to “the BIG CITY”. So many more restaurant options, so many new cocktail bars to try, and oh-so-many interesting shops to see!

Here are a few of my personal favorite bits of Berlin

The Pros & Cons of a Road Trip Through Europe with a Baby

The Pros & Cons of a Road Trip Through Europe with a Baby

With our combined parental leave we decided to do a 23 day road trip through Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia & Austria.

Yes, a 23 day road trip with a 3 month old.

You have no idea how many times people told us “you are so BRAVE for traveling with an infant!”, and I am here to tell you… this was the BEST time to travel with a baby!

Obviously traveling with a baby will never be as easy as traveling before having one, but that should never stop you from continuing to travel and experiencing the world!

Here are some pros & cons to road tripping through Europe with a baby!

Surprising our Family with our Baby Announcement & Gender Reveal | Holidays 2017

Surprising our Family with our Baby Announcement & Gender Reveal | Holidays 2017

While we were home from Germany over the holidays we surprised our family on Christmas morning with our baby announcement. Here is a little compilation video of their reactions! We also did a ‘gender reveal’ party on New Years Eve… which in the end.. was wrong! (The cake said boy, but we found out later we are having a GIRL!)

San Sebastian, Spain: Beautiful Beaches & Learning to Skateboard

San Sebastian, Spain: Beautiful Beaches & Learning to Skateboard

In each new city we travel to, we attempt to 'do what the locals do'. Which meant eating pintxos in San Sebastian, but also attempting a new skill... skateboarding.  Lets just say I will not quit my day job. 

San Sebastian, Spain: How to do Pintxos like a pro.

San Sebastian, Spain: How to do Pintxos like a pro.

While most people think of Tapas for Spanish traditional cuisine, in the Basque region of Northern Spain, Pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) are their claim to fame. 

Pintxos were traditionally a slice of baguette bread stacked with any type of food. To hold it in place, a cocktail stick or 'pintxo' was used. Now, Pintxos are open to much more than just that - and some are like little works of art.