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Amsterdam on a Viking River Cruise

Amsterdam on a Viking River Cruise

In my blog post yesterday, I shared that Colin and I just returned from the Tulips and Windmills Viking River Cruise which began and ended in Amsterdam. Our flight arrived at about 11am and a Viking representative was at the airport to meet us and drive us to the...

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Tulips and Windmills Netherlands Viking River Cruise

Tulips and Windmills Netherlands Viking River Cruise

Colin and I just returned from a Viking River Cruise aboard the Viking Mimir through the Netherlands and Belgium. I was a little worried that Colin might go slightly stir-crazy on a river cruise but he (and I!) had a great time! The nice thing is, you can be as active...

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My Viking River Cruise

My Viking River Cruise

I first heard about Viking River Cruisesfrom my friend, Elaine, who highly recommended Viking, has traveled the world extensively, and been on countless ocean and river cruises. I've never been interested in an ocean cruise but a river cruise sounded slightly...

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Nuremberg, Germany Christmas Markets

Nuremberg, Germany Christmas Markets

The last stop on our tour of Christmas Markets in Europe was Nuremberg, Germany. Out of all the cities we visited, the markets in Nuremberg were the easiest to navigate. Basically, once we got to the start of the first one, they all flowed into each other as we walked...

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The Christmas Market at Thurn & Taxis Palace in Regensburg

The Christmas Market at Thurn & Taxis Palace in Regensburg

After the first Christmas market we visited in Regensburg, I headed over to Thurn & Taxis Palace for the "Romantischer Weihnachtsmarkt" which translates to Romantic Christmas Market. I had high hopes that it would be great but ran into a few people along the walk...

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Regensburg, Germany Christmas Markets

Regensburg, Germany Christmas Markets

We had an early morning start in Regensburg, Germany, another stop on our tour of the wonderful Christmas Markets in Europe aboard a Viking River Cruise. We thought we were bundled up enough, but oh my goodness it was definitely the coldest day of our trip. Our goal...

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Passau, Germany at Christmas Time

Passau, Germany at Christmas Time

We arrived in Passau, Germany and strolled around the city, anxiously awaiting the opening of the Christmas Markets. I love a city at this time of day, when the deliveries in the pedestrian zones are quietly taking place and the little buzz slowly changes to a hummmm...

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An Excursion to a German Family Farm

An Excursion to a German Family Farm

I partnered with Viking River Cruisesfor some wonderful excursions they treated us to during our Christmas markets trip. My favorite was a visit to a stunning family farm outside of Passau, Germany. The farm has been in the family for 16 generations, and Barbara, the...

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A Visit to Krems, Austria at Christmas Time

A Visit to Krems, Austria at Christmas Time

We landed in Krems, Austria on our journey around Europe, visiting Christmas Markets along the way. I decided to spend the day exploring the town on my own, walking the winding residential cobblestone streets up to the top of the hill where the orchards are and then...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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