Parisian Anniversary

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It feels as if these past four years have flown by as fast as the train rushing past us in the image above. It has been quite a whirlwind of ups and downs, more adventures than I thought possible, and making the biggest choice we could have. This man is my best friend. My everything. My love. He knows me better than anyone and I thank God for him every single day. We kind of did it backwards and spent our first anniversary in Paris! How can we top that?? This weeks Paris in Photographs post is a little different and is all about our Parisian Anniversary! It was something I never dreamed possible, but it happened and it was incredible… Continue reading

Sacré-Coeur – Church on the hill – Paris in Photographs

View More: http://visualpoetrybymeghan.pass.us/parisBasilique Du Sacré-Coeur : Church at the top of the hill of butte Montmartre

To continue the series on Paris in Photographs I wanted to share with you one of my favorite spots in the city… Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Coeur is a beautiful basilica that sits atop the highest point in the city in Montmartre. This area, in my opinion is the most enchanting neighborhood in Paris! Continue reading

Paris in Photographs City of Lights

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Paris is a beautiful city…Both during the day and the night. The streets are sparked with light during the evenings and romance fills the air (as cheesy as that sounds, its true)! An evening stroll down a cobblestone street full of side walk cafés is one of my favorite things to do in this incredible city! Continue reading

Paris in Photographs – A Picnic in the Park

Paris in PhotographsParis in Photographs – A Picnic in the Park

One of my favorite things about Paris is how many incredible parks there are around every corner. I LOVE nature!! Being a Colorado girl has certainly spoiled me in this aspect. Having these small oasis’s of gigantic trees nestled within the winding streets of tall buildings makes this beautiful city all the more charming.

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Paris Favorites

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Paris Favorites

I am enchanted by this magical city! I have been there for a total of 5 weeks over the past few years and cannot wait to go back! I was asked by a few people recently what my favorite things to do in Paris are and my must see’s for their upcoming travels to the city of love and lights. I figured I might as well share my Paris favorites with all of you as well! This is by no means everything there is to see… Even during my 5 weeks there I feel like I haven’t seen enough! This is just a list of my favorite things that I would recommend seeing if you’re planning a week long trip (or more hopefully!) Continue reading

Iceland Adventures

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Iceland Adventures

I had never really thought much about traveling to Iceland… I didn’t really know much about it and hadn’t really known anyone that had gone there before, BUT boy am I glad that we decided to fly Icelandair and tack on a few extra days on the end of our trip. It was an absolutely breathtaking place and we didn’t even see a small portion of the island. I must go back someday!! Continue reading

Pregnant in Paris

Pregnant-in-ParisPregnant in Paris – My Recent Adventure

At the beginning of this year when my dad surprised me with a two week trip to Paris I was ecstatic, to say the least! I absolutely love the city of lights. It is a magical place and charmed me right away. I had always dreamed of visiting and two years ago when I explored it for the first time, I was floored by just how incredible it truly was! I have been truly blessed, that this trip was my third time out and even at the end of the two weeks this time I know there is still tons I have yet to see… Continue reading

Oslo Norway –

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Oslo Norway

We had planned to fly out of Oslo Norway at the end of our trip – mainly because that is where we found the least expesnive flights during that time. We booked three days in Oslo and planned to sight see and wander the city. We thought maybe we could see a Fjord or two during our time there as well… Julia and I had been looking up Norway on Pinterest for awhile and were in awe of the stunningly beautiful landscapes it had. Continue reading

Stockholm Sweden

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Stockholm Sweden

After leaving Copenhagen Denmark we made our way to Stockholm Sweden! We had two days in this lovely city… Which like all of the places we visited, was not nearly enough time! It’s a nice way to get a taste of a city, but to really get a feel for the culture and rich history these ancient cities have to offer – much more time is needed! I am hoping to make my way back to Scandinavia someday! When we first got in we took a train from the airport to a main station close to our hostel and walked the remaining 10 minutes until we found it! We were starved so we headed to a nearby market to get some food to make back at our hostel!

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Copenhagen Denmark

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Scandinavian charm – Copenhagen Denmark

We got up before the sun on our last morning in London to have a taxi take us to a bus station that then took us to the airport to catch out flight to Copenhagen Denmark! We were yet again going to another country on our list of stops for this epic adventure! We were tired, but once we got out of the metro station in Copenhagen it was as if a new burst of energy sparked! We had less than 24 hours in the enchanting city and we didn’t want to waist a single second of it!  Continue reading

London England

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London England

After we dropped that car off at the Heathrow Airport we took the tube to the Earls Court station and walked a few blocks to where we were staying in London! I couldn’t believe we were actually there! I had never had a strong desire to visit London, but once it was a destination on the list of stops, I started researching more and I became very excited to go! Continue reading

Charming English Cotswolds

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Charming English Cotswolds

Chipping Campden is a charming small town in the Northern Cotswolds of England that dates back to the 14th century. It was absolutely magical.. Like something right out of a fairytale! The stone cottages that were covered with the most beautiful blooming flowers and vines were truly breathtaking. When we left Oxford we decided to take somewhat of a detour in the opposite direction from where we needed to be that evening in order to visit this adorable village – thanks to Pinterest for teasing us with such charming photos! We only had about an hour and half to wander the streets and we made the most of it! Continue reading

Oxford England

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Oxford was a lovely little town.. It was on our route after leaving York. We got there in the evening and checked into our bed and breakfast that we had booked two nights before! We had everything set for lodging before we left for Europe except for our one night in Oxford… There were so many awesome places to stay in Oxford, but they were a bit out of budget and we just kept pushing this to the back burner… Until we were about to leave Edinburgh and realized we needed somewhere to stay! After much research Julia found a Bed and Breakfast for a great price! We were stoked and booked it right away. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect, but it was a nice little place… Very minimalistic, but charming! The shower was so small that you needed to turn off the water in order to soap up and then could turn it back on to rinse off! Ha ha. It was great… It’s always little quirky things that make places so memorable for me. The breakfast was also very delicious! Continue reading

York England

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Scotland was magical. It was incredibly enchanting and I was sad to be leaving! The green rolling hills full of fluffy sheep was such a peaceful sight. It really did create a picture of Psalm 23 for me…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Though we were leaving such an amazing place I was very excited about out next adventures through England! We had planned a few stops during our time there and the first was York, England!

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Edinburgh Scotland

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We spent 3 nights in Edinburgh and it wasn’t nearly enough…

We had planned to drive to our hostel and figure out parking once we got there. However, when we drove around the area where our hostel was located we realized that parking was going to difficult. We stopped outside and Ryan ran into our hostel to ask about parking in the area…. When he asked the receptionist she laughed at his question! Apparently there is zero places to park in the area. We had found this hostel in an awesome location that was super close to all of the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile… But the downside was that we were in the busy district of the city with no parking. We found a parking garage not very far away BUT it cost £19 per day! That’s pretty much a hotel for the car! We decided that was ridiculous, so resourceful Ernest found a free place that we could park the car right outside the city and take a bus back in, What a relief! Once that was settled we headed to bed in order to start over the next day and explore Edinburgh!!

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