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Your 7-Day Road trip Through Austria - California Globetrotter


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Your 7 Day Road Trip Through Austria

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Looking to road trip your way by car through Austria and hit all the best sites, but don’t know where to begin? Let me guide you through scenic landscapes, fairy-tale towns and interesting history. So, let’s begin shall we!?

What can you do with this itinerary?

  • Austrian history
  • Beautiful Libraries
  • Idyllic Medieval towns
  • Outdoor activities
  • Families and Solo Travel

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Your 10 Day Guide to Bavaria! - California Globetrotter


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Your 10 Day Guide to Bavaria

IMG_4804Want to visit the beautiful Bavarian countryside, filled with fairy tale palaces and romantic roads dotted with idyllic towns? Start your trip with a day in Munich learning about WWII history before driving the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Würzburg before heading towards the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. Then take a drive along the Bavarian Alps and visiting Germany’s highest peak – Zugspitze. Then head towards Berchtesgaden before crossing the border into Austria for a side trip to Salzburg. Before heading back to Munich, stop an enjoy one of many lakes, preferably Chiemsee.

If you LOVE fairy tale castles, medieval towns, beautiful scenery, WWII history or doing some outdoor activities either as a solo traveler, a couple or a family, then this is the perfect itinerary for your first visit to Bavaria!

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Top Places to Visit in Germany! - California Globetrotter


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Top Places to Visit in Germany!

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If you’re considering traveling to Europe, you should definitely add Germany to your Bucket List! Germany certainly has plenty of castles, fairy-tale villages and places of wonder that really need to be seen, drooled over & shared!

I receive a lot of people who always ask for some great suggestions of places to visit in Germany. So now, I share with you my favorite destinations in Germany, and even a few I hope to make it to!

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A Year in Review: My Top 10 Instagram Pix

2015 has been a whirlwind year that has literally flown by, faster than any other year in my nearly 30 years! Social networking dominated my life this year and my new most creative and addictive outlet has certainly been Instagram!

This year I took blogging and Instagramming to a whole new level that was originally just a mere form of cheap entertainment in 2014. What started out just as a nice way to share my travels with friends and family turned into a full blown travel blog, always on the hunt for the next adventure. That hunt included being sucked into the world of Instgramming! Originally, my Instagram account was used to post random, life, everyday pictures but has since evolved into a collection of all of my best travel photos.IMG_3643

Now, everything about my travel life is Instagrammable. I have an image in my head of how I want my picture to be taken. My clothes are Instagrammable. My beer is Instagrammable. Even my shoes are Instagrammable.

It’s not about the number of likes or the number of followers I have. I’m certainly not one of the most popular Instagrammers out there, but I don’t worry about that. I do it for me more than any other reason. I feel proud to go back and look at how far my picture taking and editing skills have come and I love to reminiscence about the places I can’t believe I have been! Every time I look at my gallery, I am more and more inspired to keep going, snapping amazing pictures of beautiful places and of course, my dresses!

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Jennerbahn, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria - California Globetrotter


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A Cable Car Ride Up To The Jenner

IMG_0484To top off any alpine experience, it is an absolute must to take one of the many cable car rides up to the top of a peak to enjoy the breathtaking views. One of the most spectacular rides is with the Jennerbahn, located near Bavaria’s loveliest lake: Königssee.

Located in the Berchtesgaden Alps, the steeply rising mountains engulfing the lake to a height of 8,900 feet (2,700 m), it is a place that will leave you speechless in awe for hours on end. Continue reading

Königssee, Bavaria - California Globetrotter


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Bavaria’s Loveliest Lake: Königssee

Königssee, Bavaria - California GlobetrotterLocated at the base of the surrounding Berchtesgaden Alps in the Berchtesgaden National Park lies Bavaria’s most exquisite and stunning fjord-like lake.  With crystal clear, emerald green waters,  Königssee is one of the most popular and well-known lakes in Bavaria. With stunning steeply rising mountains engulfing the lake to a height of 8,900 feet (2,700 m), it is a place that will leave you speechless in awe for hours on end. Continue reading

Königsee Almabtrieb - California Globetrotter


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Königssee Almabtrieb: Cows With Flowers!

Königsee Almabtrieb - California Globetrotter

Come warmer weather, fields of flowers and endless sunshine, the cows of the Alpine region frolic around the lush Alpine pastures, grazing to their heart’s content. The cows meander comfortably in the high altitudes with plenty of fresh air, nutritious grass and crisp evenings. Cows are not the only ones to be spoiled by the endless beauty of the Alps but also calves and goats! All over the region, thousands of cows from Germany, Austria and Switzerland spend their summers at the Alm. Continue reading

98 Things to Do in Germany - California Globetrotter


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98 Things to Do in Germany

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There is so much to see and do sometimes you don’t know where to begin! Just a little list to get you started on some ideas of things you need to see, do and eat when you make a trip to Germany!!
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Chiemsee & Schloss Herrenchiemsee - Bavaria, Germany - California Globetrotter


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Chiemsee & Schloss Herrnchiemsee

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Chiemsee is one of the most beautiful lakes not far from Munich, almost to the very southern tip of Bavaria. It is Bavaria’s largest freshwater lake with stunning views of the Alps. With endless blue skies and white clouds, it is no wonder Bavaria’s color are white and blue. Surrounding this stunning lake are cute villages, including the town of Chiemsee. There are two small islands, Fraueninsel and Herreninsel which can be reached with a short boat ride for some enjoyable exploration.

IMG_3415What attracts people to Chiemsee the most is one of crazy King Ludwig II’s beautiful palaces, located on Herreninsel. He built this palace in honor of the Sun King in Versailles, whom he deeply admired. Therefore, this palace is almost an exact replica of the Palace of Versailles, found just outside of Paris, although on a much smaller scale as it was never completed before his untimely death in 1886.

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Berchtesgaden's Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) - California Globetrotter


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Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest) in Berechtesgaden

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Part two of our first weekend getaway together included a day trip to Herrnchiemsee and  a quick drive through the country side through the Obersalzberg which is a mountainside which overlooks the small village of Berchtesgaden.

berechtesgadenLocated almost at the very southern tip of Bavaria and on the border between Germany and Austria, Kehlsteinhaus sits at a whopping 6,017 feet made this house a daring project. This region is known for having some pretty stunning views and endless mountains. Perched upon one of the mountains is a house that was built as a birthday gift for Hitler. Rather than demolish it as it was considering quite the accomplishment at the time it was built, after the war it was turned into a restaurant.

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