Schloss Neuschwanstein

Today’s topic is travel. I’ll reflect on the travel I covered on the blog in 2016 and also give you a little sneak peek into my travel plans for 2017. Do you have somewhere you would like to go? Oh, and today is giveaway #4 and another subscriber spotlight.

Travel is one of the verticals on the blog that I would like to expand. If you haven’t been with me as a subscriber very long you might not know that I’m half German. My mother is German and from Oberammergau which is a small town in the Bavarian Alps. That’s why I chose the picture of Schloss Neuschwanstein as my lead photo. Did you know that this is the castle Walt Disney modeled Cinderella’s castle after? I’ve visited this castle before as well as some of King Ludwig’s other castles. They are magical and I hope to return this year.

2017 travel plans will include a trip to Guatemala (our daughter is doing some volunteer work at an orphanage this spring), Chicago, Germany, L.A. and hopefully much more. I’ll also probably head back to New York for NYFW. I’ll be sure to do some travel logs on the blog. Here are some of my 2016 travel blog posts. Click the destination and the full post will pull up for you.

Costa Rica with Luxebae

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Aspen, Colorado

A day in Denton – Exploring your college town

The Grove in Tyler, Texas

Vero Beach, Florida

Spring Break Packing List

Sundance Film Festival

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Subscriber Spotlight

Today’s subscriber spotlight comes from Kris who lives in Seattle, Washington. She writes “Tanya is the girlfriend you talk to each morning over Starbucks to get the latest on fashion, fun stuff, beauty, how to entertain. I started reading her after running across a mention of her on YouTube of all things. Love her to pieces I just wish I’d crossed paths with her when I lived in the Big D 10 years ago.”

I’ve never met Kris but I’m grateful she found my blog through YouTube. She leaves lots of comments and asks questions that I try to quickly respond to. I love hearing from my readers because it makes it feel like a two way conversation. Thank you Kris!

Subscriber spotlight - Kris

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