Linderhof Palace & Dachau Concentration Camp

We didn’t have too many plans for the day besides make our way towards the Munich airport. We figured out Linderhof Palace was only about 15 minutes away from our hotel so we figured we would stop there on our way back. Linderhof was built by King Ludwig II and apparently inspired by Versailles (according…

Forestis Hotel, Eibsee Lake, & Oberammergau

We woke up to the “sunrise” in our cool suite at the Forestis. It was a bit cloudy so it was harder to see the Dolomites, but still was pretty! We had the biggest, most extravagant breakfast buffet! There was all the normal breakfast foods and a cheese and meat bar which also had salmon!…

Dolomites – Tre Cime & Forestis Hotel

Today was the day we finally got to stay in our fancy hotel! But first we wanted to get in a hike around Tre Cime since it is one of the most popular mountain ranges in the Dolomites. We arrived to the Tre Cime area around 9:30 to find (once again) the parking near the…

Dolomites – Lago Di Braies

We had a nice breakfast at our hotel then headed off to Lago Di Braies for the morning! Turns out you have to get there at 8:30 (at the latest) to get parking near the lake. We didn’t arrive until about 9:30, but thankfully got into the lot about 3miles from the lake before that…

Dolomites – Seceda

Another early morning to get up and go hiking! Seceda is probably one of the most insta-worthy places in the Dolomites so we picked a day of the week with good weather to go visit- and wow it was amazing!We took the cable car from the town up to Seceda, which took around 25minutes (and…

Dolomites – Alpe Di Suisi

The forecast for the day said nice morning with a rainy afternoon so we woke up early again and made our way to the Mont Seuc cable car that was about a mile from our airbnb. The nice thing about hiking in the Dolomites is that there are a ton of cable cars so you…

Dolomites – Lago Di Carezza

We woke up early to drive the rest of the way to the Dolomites. Our airbnb was a mini farm and the lady offered to bring by some freshly squeezed milk straight from the cow! I usually drink skim milk so wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it almost tasted like a melted…

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, & Italy

Well it’s not every day that you are in 5 countries in one day. But today was that day! We started the morning by driving to meet with Nate’s friend from college who lives in Southern Germany- Luis. We met at some waterfall area called Stuibenfall in Northern Austria. It was a bunch of mini…

Fussen

We arrived in Munich around 10pm, drove about an hour then crashed for the night. Our plan for the day was to drive to Fussen and hike around Neuschwanstein Castle (famous for being the inspiration for the Disney castle). Before driving too far, we stopped in a random town to have breakfast at a little…

Robben Island

We pre booked tickets online for a tour of Robben Island. We met at the ferry docks about 9am and it took around 30minutes to get out to the island. Once there, we were loaded onto a few different buses to take us around the Island. The first stop was at the main prison. We…

Cheetah Sanctuary & Lion’s Head

Last morning in South Africa for Jess ☹ thankfully the rest of us have two more days! We decided to go check out the Cheetah Sanctuary that we had been told about by one of the girls on our garden route tour. The sanctuary was created to help raise money for the Anatolian dog breeding…

Table Mountain

We got picked up nice and early at 5:30am to head over and start our hike up Table Mountain. We decided to hike the India Venster route and were told to get a guide for safety purposes. The hike started off just before the sun started to rise so it was pretty dark and needed…