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Europe or Bust

The cardinal of firsts accident actuality is all a little mind-bendy.

This is my…

first: time autograph a column while affiliated to the internet from an aeroplane – like actually from the sky. As in appropriate at this actual additional I’m actually IN THE SKY. We’re so active in the future.

first: time autograph a column from my iphone! WHAT! I feel so avant-garde and sneaky. adaptable all the way.

first: big cruise area I’ve larboard both my laptop and my DSLR camera at home. 😱 You don’t alike understand. My carry on feels like a abstracted bendable pillow – ablaze and chargeless and yayyyy. Acknowledge you iPhone 7 additional for actuality a phone, camera, and computer.

and best importantly, first: time traveling to Europe with my bae!

Europe or Bust

Bjork and I are demography the abutting two weeks to do one of the things we’ve consistently said we capital to do but aloof never took the time to do because life: traveling through Europe.

That little affair alleged a DUE DATE? BB’s puttin some accepted time burden on those brazier account items. In, like, three abnormal there is activity to be a huge belly on the arena and again diapers and nurseries and books and academy and OMG it’s activity to be so great. ❤️

But let’s aloof go to Europe absolute quick first.

Europe or bust

Our beat includes a Viking River Cruise through the southern allotment of France as able-bodied as some off-road adventuring through Switzerland and Germany. We’ll be aback in business afresh in aboriginal December, which agency we accept absolutely two weeks committed to biking and chance and bucket-listing.

Since things will be appealing quiet about actuality for the abutting anniversary or two, you can bolt our Europe updates on my cast new claimed Insta annual creatively blue-blooded @lindsaymostrom. And I’m accomplishing affluence of circadian belief from my approved Compression of Yum insta account.

I achievement you all had a abundant continued anniversary (those who are in the US) and I’ll see you lovers in two weeks!

Europe or Bust

Also! if you accept recommendations for things to eat and do in Lucerne or Munich or the places in amid (we’ll accept a rental car and a appropriate bulk of flexibility), amuse share! The recs we’ve gotten on instagram for Lyon accept been 100% fabulous. 💙🇫🇷

Europe or bust!

More Europe pics! Here we go.

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    Oooh, in Switzerland you acutely accept to eat Rösti and Käs (cheese) Fondue. A abundant affair to do abreast Lucerne is go up Mt Pilatus, which has all sorts of activities – https://www.pilatus.ch/en/. There’s additionally of advance the accomplished railway base in Europe https://www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/. On your drive to Munich you can booty in the rhinefall https://rheinfall.ch/de/ which is appealing spectacular! Back in Munich, accomplish abiding you appointment a christmas bazaar or two and alcohol some Glühwein (mulled wine) from a stand, and additionally go and see the batty river surfers who still appear out back it’s this cold. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisbach_(Isar)#Surfing_on_the_Eisbach and appointment a absolute beer garden and go for a continued airing in the English Gardens. There are additionally all the castles in the region, some calmly day-trippable from Munich: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_castles_in_Bavaria

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      This is amazing Penny! Acknowledge you! We fabricated it up to Arise Pilatus and it was one of the best adventures of my life. Admired it! Alike if I *did* about canyon out from the nerve-wracking gondola ride up there.

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    Try and appear to London if you can haha! But accomplish abiding you blanket up warm, Europe is algid now. Adore x

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      London is my fav. But my mom says that Viking river cruises are for old bodies and she’s like, in her 70’s, ya know? But tlet’s face it….those old bodies are the treniest attractive old bodies I’ve anytime seen! I achievement I’m that in appearance and air-conditioned attractive back I’m 80!!! Accept fun guys!

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    You won’t accept the bakeries in Germany – so abundant amazing advantage to accept from. Try a laugencroissant (aka a pretzel croissant – yes, it’s a thing, and it’s amazing). Adore your travels!

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      They were so amazing! It’s one affair that we absolutely don’t accept actuality in the US is bakeries like that!

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        Except we do accept them actuality in Minneapolis: https://akisbreadhaus.com/

        It is appropriate by our abode so I can accompany you some or you can stop by on your way to the office. It has some absolutely acceptable stuff, and as best I can acquaint it is the absolute deal.

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    In Munich it’s adamantine to go amiss with food, but for amazing Bavarian food, analysis out Wirtshaus in der Au. Their dumplings are epic! And for the acceptable weisswurst and brez’n breakfast the abode to go is the Weisses Brauhaus off of Marienplatz.

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      “Weisses Brauhaus off of Marienplatz.” Absolutely – that came into my apperception at already as well. But be abiding to be there afore noon, or you won’t get any Weisswurst! (They are commonly alone served until then!)

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    Wow, acceptable to Europe!! What affectionate of restaurants are you attractive for? Abundance food? Adore every minute of this actual appropriate time!

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      And if you accept abundant of activity out in restaurant afterwards actuality on the alley for a bit – you would be acquiescently acceptable to appear for an home adapted banquet to our flat. I bethink the activity actuality abundant and far abroad from home :-). We alive in Munich, so who knows…

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        You’re so candied Tina! I should accept gotten in blow with you on our aftermost day! Bjork was ailing and had to break in the auberge allowance all day so I was aloof adrift about by myself. 🙂

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    In Munich, accomplish abiding to go to the English Garden! Back I was there for two weeks, we busy a car and took a alley cruise about the German Alps and it was amazing. We concluded up in Fussen and saw Neuschwanstein castle. Absolutely recommend!!

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      Oh my goodness, the English Garden was SO on my account but again it was so algid that I aloof couldn’t handle it! We charge to go aback in the summer! but the castles were amazing!

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    Tieghan Gerard

    SOOO blessed for you guys! It sounds like a dream trip. Accept the BEST time! 🙂

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    I’m soooo jealous! I still accept to delay 7 months until I get to go to Munich. I fly home (Germany) every added year alone and I can’t wait!!! Adore every additional of it. One day I’ll move back. One day…..

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    Lucerne is my admired burghal ever!! You’re activity to adulation it. It’s aloof such a walkable, adequate burghal area you can calmly feel at home.

    You CHARGE go to the Building of Transport. You will feel like a fifth grader on the greatest acreage cruise of your life. Additionally eat banquet at one of the abounding restaurants on the river. The breastwork bank is additionally appealing neat. Booty lots of pictures by The Bridge. You’ll apperceive the one back you see it 🙂 A abbreviate alternation ride abroad is Mt. Pilatus or Mt. Titlis, area you can partake in a cardinal of adventures including: hiking, via ferrata (assisted bedrock climbing, absolutely difficult), benumbed cable cars, the steepest cog caster alternation in the apple (Pilatus), and a cardinal of added fun abundance activities. If it were warmer I’d acclaim pond in the basin in Lucerne…because they aloof let you do that there. At atomic booty a airing on the attractive walking aisle about the lake.


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      Mt. Pilatus is a must! The appearance is aloof awesome! And if you accept time, you can try to accept a daytrip to Jungfraujoch.

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    The Christmas markets in Munich are amazing! Absolutely try out some pretzels while you’re there, as able-bodied as broiled chestnuts. Germans additionally adulation honey, if you can acquisition a angle at the bazaar that sells lots of altered kinds they accomplish abundant gifts! German bakeries are amazing and action some of Europe’s best aliment and pastries. As for drinks, absolutely accord their bendable drinks a try — they adulation bond bake-apple abstract with soda water, it’s a nice change from our US sodas!
    On a added black note, I awful acclaim activity on a guided bout at Dachau. I aloof arrested their website, they are alone 3 euros, aftermost 2 1/2 hours, and action alert daily: 11pm and 1pm. My bout adviser was a university history professor, he did an accomplished job (in English) answer everything. I larboard with a new compassionate of WWII and the absorption camps.
    I achievement your European chance is agitative and illuminating! Adore 🙂

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      You accept no abstraction how sad I am that we did not accomplish it to Dachau. We adored it for our aftermost day because we were both so attractive advanced to it as a allusive cruise experience, but again Bjork got ailing so we weren’t able to go. I absolutely beggarly it aback I say I achievement to go aback and get a adventitious to see it firsthand. Acknowledgment Jenna!

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    Wow! Sounds like it will be a abundant trip! My mom and I accept a Viking River Cruise on our brazier account too! Accept an amazing trip!

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      We fabricated some accompany on our Viking cruise that were there for a mother-daughter cruise and it was aloof the cutest. They were so nice. You guys would accept a blast!

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    Hey Lindsay,

    Awesome to apprehend you’re accepting a adventitious to acquaintance Europe. And acceptable parts, too. I lived in Southern Germany on the bound of Austria for a while and didn’t a acceptable bulk of time in France and Switzerland. I’ve got some abundant restaurant recommendations for Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Munich, Germany if you’re in those genitalia at all. Additionally Strasbourg, France.

    Have an alarming cruise and congrats on the kiddo.

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      Ah aloof saw youll be in Munich. Abundant suggestions aloft – additionally the Paulaner restaurant appropriate in the average of the marienplatz. Abundant obazta (beer cheese, affectionate of) and schnitzel. Ate there all the time and never disappointed.

      Also, acclimation beer you don’t adjustment the “brand” you adjustment either “Helles” (light), “Dunkel” (dark) or some affectionate of Weiss beer if they accept it. Altered but it absolutely uncomplicates things.

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        I’m headed to Munich, Strasbourg and Innsbruck abutting week. Any restaurant suggestions?

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          Strasbourg is great, the Christmas bazaar is on already and abreast the big Abbey (Muenster) there are lots of nice restaurants. And the surrounding is aloof beautiful. My parents alive aloof over the bound in Germany 🙂 – if you got the time and if you are the being for this – the Europapark in Blight (Germany, abreast the bound to France) has its winter appropriate – actual nice to see. Accept lots of fun!

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          Restaurant Copains Comme Cochons in Strasbourg. Accept it or not I had the best ribs of my activity there.

          Paulaner Restaurant in Munich was my go to. It’s in the affection of the Marienplatz. That was my go to for schnitzel and Obazta.

          Socher Bistro in Innsbruck to get the acclaimed sochertorte (chocolate block w/ slight adumbration of apricot).

          It sounds like back you’ll be in Munich and Innsbruck you may additionally be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen? If so, best restaurants are Mukkefuck, Zirbel, Arrogant and Pub 33.

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    I was in Munich aftermost year but for Oktoberfest, which isn’t activity to assignment of you for all the accessible reasons, BUT, aloof aberrate about the city, don’t eat too abounding pretzels (they’re EVERYWHERE), and don’t be abashed to try the aliment – it’s fantastic! Blessed travels! 🙂

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    Congrats on the trip! If you’re in France I acclaim activity to Nice or Cannes in the South (gorgeous!) and in Switzerland I absolutely acclaim active about basin Geneva (again – gorgeous) and dabbling through the boondocks of Montreux (once afresh – gorgeous) and I acclaim activity to the Cailler amber branch in Gruyeres. Accept fun!

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    This may be added of an Austrian thing, but ask if places can accomplish Kaissershmarrn, alike if it isn’t on the menu!

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    Oh my! Accept a wonderul trip. My bedmate and I spent two and a bisected weeks in Europe for our amusement in September. We additionally did a river cruise (Belgium and the Netherlands) and bookended the cruise with stops in Paris and London. All I can say is eat lots of cheese and beginning bread, and adore yourselves!

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    Lucerne is possibly my admired burghal in all of Europe. I would acclaim demography the elevator up the ancillary of the acropolis by the baby white alcazar overlooking the city/lake (you can’t absence it) and abnormality through the dupe up there. Amazing. And the Farmers’ Bazaar is on point. Try all of the pretzels.

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      Loved this comment! I saw the alcazar but we didn’t get a adventitious to go up there, but anticipation of you back I saw it Lauren! 🙂