Honeymoon Journal Series (Part 7)- Mürren, Switzerland

Howdy, Samuel here. I was asked by my darling wife to help give an account of our greatest adventure to date. Switzerland. The land of mountains and vast green landscapes. Of milk and cheese. Of herding cows and base jumpers in squirrel suits. I will pick up our story as we venture into the Alps.

Mürren, Switzerland

St. Beatus – Interlaken –  Lauterbrunnen – Mürren

Our day began with an early breakfast though the sun was already situated high above the Swiss Alps, casting a majestic blue reflection on Lake Thun. We wandered from our overnight stay at rustic Hotel Beatus, down a steep walkway, and arrived on the ferry docks below. Now here on the edge of what I can only describe as the most beautiful lake I have ever gazed upon, I faced regret. Everything in us wanted to forget our plans of travel and swim. So I did…

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After drying off we boarded our ship and slowly motored our way through blue heaven… Arriving in Interlaken, a small city nestled between two lakes, we stocked up on hiking poles and caught the train East. More unexpected beauty as we chugged our way alongside a fast-paced river and officially breached the Alps. Vivid green to milky white the peaceful rolling hills rose steeply into mountainous snow-laden crags on all sides…. We reached Lauterbrunnen, a small town nestled in the valley among hundreds of waterfalls… Here the tracks ended and we would have to continue our trek via gondola. Upwards followed by another short train ride we finally arrived at our destination of Mürren.

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5,400 feet along a shear drop the village stands perched and clinging to the Mountain. We stashed our bags at the Blumental Hotel and discovered a pasta, local bier and a frightening view at a nearby restaurant…

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We spent what was left of the afternoon exploring the tiny shops and meandering the traffic-free streets only to be rushed indoors by a thunderstorm. For the remainder of our stay in Mürren, we would discover every afternoon held a harsh thunder shower that would dissipate as quickly as it appeared. For an hour we cuddled indoors then enjoyed a stroll long enough to glimpse rainbows along the mountaintops before the evening light faded to dark.

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Tschüss Everyone!


Coming Soon!

Hey All,

*Coming soon!*

Since Switzerland was Sam’s favorite part of our honeymoon, I thought it would be interesting to have the rest of our Switzerland journey told through my husband’s eyes! 

Our honeymoon was the first time he had been outside the county (excluding Canada) and it was so amazing to experience it together as newlyweds. Once we head back into Germany, I will take it from there. 


Hope you all are having an awesome week. 




Honeymoon Journal Series (Part 6)- Thun, Switzerland

Hey All,

As our honeymoon went on, and I hate to admit it, my journal entries became less descriptive and in-depth and quickly transition into little notes in my moleskin.

That’s one thing I encourage when traveling- document your journeys! You’d be surprised at how quickly you forget them and a journal is a great way to keep every small detail alive!

Going forward, I will take a different approach with the Honeymoon Journal series and will share photos and explain the story behind them. Sound good? I promise to keep comprehensive entries during our Christmas vacation this year.

Anyway, let me walk you through our first day in Switzerland….

ImageGetting to Switzerland was no cake walk. I think we spent nearly seven hours hopping from train to train. After lounging about in Heidelberg for three days it was a difficult transition. But no matter, we said our farewells to brats & beer and said hello to beautiful creation. Switzerland is full of gorgeous landscapes. The photo above is where we stayed at for the first night. It was situated right above Lake Thun.


Because of the long train ride, we arrived in the late afternoon, but were set on making the most of our partial day. We set out to St. Beatus Caves and took a tour through the caves with a tour guide who spoke German in an Australian accent! It was a bit confusing to understand, but we still enjoyed the tour!


And the finale photo…this was the view at the top of the caves! AMAZING #nofilter #nophotoshop






Honeymoon Journal Series (Part 5)- Heidelberg, Germany


Hello Everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good start to the 2014! Did anyone set any New Years Resolutions?

Today I’ll be sharing Part 5 of the Honeymoon Journal Series and I’ll be sharing my experience in Heidelberg! It’s one of my favorite places in Germany not only because of the beautiful castle, but also because of it’s quaint and charming feel.

Heidelberg, Germany

“We left Moselkern rejuvenated, embarrassed, and excited for our next adventure. Why was I embarrassed you may ask? During our hike to Burg Eltz we had lost track of time and returned an hour after check out! I had washed some of my delicates the night before and left them to dry on the balcony.

The first thing I thought when the bartender showed us our bags was, “Oh…where’s my underwear?” My panic must have been plain on my face because the man (bless his heart) pointed to the side pocket and stated, “They are in here.”

With our bags on our backs and looking similar to mules, we spent the day confined to hot, stuffy trains. But alas, we arrived finally when the sunset was setting. For having sat on a train all day- we were exhausted!

Samuel booked us the most amazing hotel room close to the Old Bridge and if you stood on the bridge you could see Schloss Heidelberg in plain sight. It was perched on a hill above the small college town.

Because Rick Steve’s recommended to bypass Hiedelberg, Samuel was urging us to pick another city instead. However touristy it may be, some places people flock to for good reasons! When I last came here in 2006. We spent almost six hours in this small idyllic town. When I left I still didn’t get my fill of it.

It’s near a university, so it’s bustling with college folk and has many restaurants and outside seating. Our hotel was right by an alleyway that had restaurant outside seating lined on both sides!

Wherever you look people were socializing and drinking beer. It was an amazing thing to experience. Although there was some occasions at 3:00am I wanted the people to disappear so I could get some rest.”