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Snowshoeing in Garmisch: A Magical Winter Escape for the Family

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, the majestic town of Garmisch, Germany, welcomes winter sports enthusiasts and families seeking adventure amidst its snowy wonderland. With frosty forests and crisp, alpine air, snowshoeing in Garmisch offers an enchanting outdoor activities. An Alpine Adventure for All Ages Snowshoeing is an age-old winter sport. It's not a sport I would have found myself trying...straight up a mountain. I've been skiing now for 2 seasons and love it! But I wa[...]

Learning To Ski In Your Thirties

Learning to ski in your thirties, can be a little terrifying. (I'm not going to lie!) However, I'll be the first to tell you that It's never too late to learn to ski. Some kids (Like my three kids) are lucky enough to learn when they're young. Others like myself learn when you're in your thirties. I just learned to ski in the 2022-2023 ski season and let me tell you it was a little bit of a learning curve but I did it and I loved it! Get The Right Clothing You'll have difficulty focusing on how to le[...]

Sledding in Garmisch, Germany

Sledding in Garmisch is super easy! You have many options, but trying to figure out all these places while on vacation can be tricky. Today, I'm sharing all the tips and tricks to sledding in Garmisch. Comment below if you have any questions.  Where can I rent a sled? Garmisch Ski SchoolHausberg Lodge (If you're an American working for the government) Almost any place in town that rents skis also rents sleds.  Eckbauer This is the bahn located right beside the hospital and the ski jump a[...]

How To Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle: A Fairytale in Real Life."This castle is neither an old ruin nor a modern palace, for it represents a kind of poetry that only the people and artists of our time can create."Perched atop a rugged hill in the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle has become an iconic symbol of fairytale castles and the imagination. Its picturesque setting and elaborate design have been immortalized in numerous works of art, including Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle. But beyond its enchanting appearan[...]

Eat Like A Local Garmisch, Germany

We move a lot! When we move, we focus on staying away from the "touristy restaurants" and finding more "local restaurants." Finding those local restaurants can be challenging, and it usually takes about six months to find. Today, I'd like to help you find the local restaurants in Garmisch, Germany. If you're interested in reading a past Eat Like A Local Post make sure to check out Eat Like a Local in Monterey, California. Breakfast & Cafes Wafflehaus: This place is well known by locals but is al[...]

How To Ski In Garmisch, Germany

Today in Garmish, Germany, we had our first significant snowfall of the season, much earlier than last year. I've had a few people reach out to me over the last year about how to ski in Garmisch. I'm going to break down skiing in Garmisch  (Local style). I know the struggles of trying to learn to ski and figuring out where and how to learn to ski. (It's overwhelming) Especially when you don't live here!  If You Work For The United States Goverment If you're an American working for the US go[...]

My Favorite Travel Items

When we first started traveling as a family, I didn't know where to start on purchasing travel gear. I don't even think we owned a suitcase at the time. Over the last twelve years, we have learned as a family what works and what doesn't work. I hope this blog post helps you prepare for your next trip! /*! elementor - v3.15.0 - 31-07-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img[...]

Best Things to Do in Garmisch, Germany

Garmisch, Germany, is a little village located in Upper Bavaria, Germany. (Very close to Austria) Garmisch is known to be an alpine resort town nestled inside the German Alps. Garmisch is known for its natural beauty, adventurous hikes, and lifetime movie backdrops. This is my guide to traveling to Garmisch, Germany; like a local, I've lived in Garmisch for over a year and figured out all the hacks to visiting. If you have any questions drop a comment below. The Guide To Visiting Garmisch, Germany Like A[...]

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Top 3 Things To Do In Garmisch, Germany

I've lived in Garmisch, Germany for a little over a year. Today I'm sharing with you my top 3 things to do in Garmisch, Germany!  Walk Around Eibsee A crystal clear lake located at the bottom of the Zugspitze. Lays one of the prettiest lakes in Bavaria. The water is teal in the summer and normally frozen over with a layer of snow in the winter.  The lake is surrounded by a walking trail of gravel. This walk is about 4 miles long and is good for both children and elders. During the summer you'll s[...]

Sirmione, Italy

We just returned from our 5-day road trip across Italy. We planned every day less than 24 hours in advance. It was the most fun, unstressful vacation we have ever taken. I first learned about Sirmione, Italy, on Pinterest; I kept seeing the Scaligero Castle all over social media and quickly realized it is one of the most visited castles in Italy. Sirmione is a unique and an unforgettable vacation spot you can share with your kids; Sirmione, Italy, should be at the top of your list. Nestled on Lake Garda at th[...]