Travel Plans 2014

24 03 2014

I have to admit: I am quite exhausted after our recent move.

I can't believe all this stuff we managed to pile up in the last four years after relocating from California.

I gave a lot away before the move but we still have so many boxes left. We already filled again two large storage rooms in the cellar of the new space!

I wouldn't want to go on a vacation right away since there is still so much exciting work to do in the new apartment like choosing lampshades and decorating, but I love to dream up some destinations we could go visit later this year.

I am inspired by other bloggers lists here but with the cost of the move we probably won't do any big overseas trips this year.

Last year around this time we went to the north cost of Germany and visited the island of Sylt.

We had rented a cute little house together with my brother and my sister in law and their Golden Retriever "Chaney"

It was totally fun and we really want to do it again this year. 

HouseTrip for example offers a great selection of vacation rentals worldwide and also rentals at the North Sea for dog owners, because "Chaney" doesn't like to travel too long to a destination. She hates driving the car - even just the three hours from our town up to the cost.

Fernweh Nordsee Fernweh Nordsee

The beaches and waves can be amazing on the north cost of Germany - very inviting for long beach walks.

Fine white sand and beautiful dunes. Lot's of wind and fresh air.

And afterwards a yummy seafood dinner :) 

Fernweh Nordsee

Sylter Stadtgeflüster in Westerland is a great restaurant offering homemade food. The interior is cozy and inviting decorated in Long Island style.

They also offer freshly baked cakes and cupcakes for afternoon tea. Unfortunately I learned about this place after our trip last year, but I heard only good reviews about it.

So, we definitely need to go to this island again!

What about you?

Do you have travel plans for 2014?

Do you like to go really far away or do you like road trips and destinations close to your home?

I would love to hear about your travel plans! 

Happy Monday,

Anette 

P.S. Thanks a lot to HouseTrip for the cooperation in this post.


12 From 12 Januar

12 01 2014

SUNDAY!!!

I... 

- slept in

- melted white vanilla chocolate

- thought about extreme knitting - more soon...

- knitted

- thought again - this time about the rugs we looked at yesterday ...

- visited the new to be apartment to check on the progress - oh my - only 6 weeks until the move....

- dreamed about Austrian cake 

- lost my place on the sofa to the kitty boys :) 

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Happy Sunday - more 12 from 12 @ Frau Kännchen,

Anette 


Snowy Mountain Pictures From The Alps - Print Give Away

05 01 2014

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!

Yesterday we came back from our little mountain trip to the austrian alps.

We had - just like last years ski vacation - a great time and wonderful sunny weather with bright blue skies most of the time.

But when I looked thru the many pictures I took, it were the ones from the snowy and overcast days which intrigued and fascinated me the most.

I love how snow and sky become one and the mountains, trees, sheds and shrubs look like sketched in!

All pictures were taken with an iPhone 5s and all I did afterwards in Aperture was adding a little bit more exposure - making them a bit lighter.

No color was changed or added. 

They are similar mood wise but at the same time so unique with their different structures that I had a very hard time picking just a few.

In fact - It would be great if YOU could help me pick one of these for printing.

Just leave a comment and let me know your favorite in this row of 8 photographs - starting top with 1 -  and receive a free high quality print of the one we decide on.

Thanks so much for helping you lovely readers!!!

Your favorite is picture No.3 followed by picture No.5!

I will have them both printed by a local business here in town in the next days and then send them out to you - THANKS again for participating.

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

More pictures - also with blue skies - on my IG...

Happy Day,

Anette 


Around The World In 365 Days

16 07 2012 Thinking About

Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

(image by Jelou2u)

And dreaming about traveling the world for a whole year is one of my absolute favorite day dreams.

(Unfortunately it's my husbands and my kids favorite night mare...)

But for me it sounds fantastic. Full of potential adventure and beauty. So promising...


What about you?

Sounds good or scary?

Where would YOU go if time, money and work weren't a reality and you had a year to travel the world?

I would LOVE to know your dream destinations!

Maybe, you have already done it??? 

There are some airlines who offer flat rates  for " Round - the - World - Tickets:

Oneworld

Star Alliance

Skyteam

The great Escape 

Oh, where would I go first ???

Probably east - have never been to Bali...or see the Orang-Utans in the rainforest on Borneo. Or going south to Africa, or...

(honoring summer my pictures are...kinda beachy... :-))  

XOXO, Anette