Vienna, My Dear!

Only fitting, after our riding trip ending up in Vienna, to have this post, a random collection (yes, very random assortment but I had to fit it all in) of our days spent in that lovely city. A trip to the royal palace and it’s gardens, the world’s oldest zoo, evenings at the film festival, gorgeous views while circling around the boxcar ferris wheel, the day market, shopping avenues, and of course, we’d never miss out on sweets and rich coffee… and may I say, great chocolate cake!

Biking the Danube River

My family has always been the kind to crave a little adventure, along with relaxation, and touring while on vacation. Our most recent trip to Europe was an active ride, biking along the Danube river for 8 days… We pedaled our way through farm lands, wine country, quaint towns, and finally made our way into the city of Vienna. The journey started in Passau, Germany and was an easy, comfortable, truly scenic ride. For those of you who enjoy sweet scenery and the slow pace of country life, while being physically active… you should try this out! We did a self-guided tour through this company. They arranged our bikes, luggage transportation, and hotel accommodations… truly effortless (minus the actual pedaling part). Here are a few peeks from the ride, all to get you inspired for a magical trip of your own! And, if you have any questions or would like to know more about this specific trail, please feel free to ask. I’d be more than happy to give you a detailed low-down.

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Biergartens

Have you ever been to a Biergarten? They are so much fun and full of great food, like smoky ribs and colorful salads, and sweet cider to go with salty pretzels. We went to two while we were in Munich, Augustiner Keller and Chinesischer Turm. Both with a sprawling array of tables and benches, laughing conversations and live music. If you’re not hungry, just go for the atmosphere and a drink or two! And, if you can’t make it all the way to Germany, check out The Biergarten at The Standard, Highline Hotel in West Village New York or Biergarten in LA. Prost!

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Market to Market

I have to say, I am a sucker for markets, especially when they’re out in the open, with decorated awnings and narrow paths to walk through… Munich had a sneaky one that we found when wandering, then discovered handicraft works, flowers blossoming, mysterious spices, smells of lavender and foods to eat on the street!

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