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Fontainebleau Chateau – a Beautiful Hunting Palace

Fontainebleau Chateau – a Beautiful Hunting Palace

Visiting Fontainebleau Chateau On the way back from Paris I had the good fortune to live out a dream I have had since I was in 7th grade French class to visit a place called Fontainebleau- what is it my husband asks.  Honestly- I thought it was another castle, in reality, it was a favored hunting lodge of the kings of France.  Fontainebleau was the largest of the French Royal Chateaus- so I guess it is a castle of sorts, more…

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Beartree Park-Spend a day surrounded by bears and beautiful gardens

Beartree Park-Spend a day surrounded by bears and beautiful gardens

Beartree Park is a beautiful park filled with bears and amazing gardens.   The park has something for everyone and is a very pleasant way to spend a day in South Korea. We first visited this Park in late November, it was cold and rainy and let’s just say I was hoping we could come back under better circumstances.   I could tell  that the park would be beautiful in the summer months, so it was with great joy that on a…

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Jeju Island- 3 days of amazing waterfalls, cliffs and beaches

Jeju Island- 3 days of amazing waterfalls, cliffs and beaches

Since moving to Korea in 2015 visiting Jeju Island has been on my bucket list.  When I was speaking with the insurance representative at USAA before I left Texas, even he recommended that I visit the island that is called “the Hawaii of the Pacific”.  Well, who doesn’t want to visit a smaller version of Hawaii! Jeju Island – Bucket list item With the long Labor Day weekend coming up I started looking for tickets to Jeju Island at the…

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Hayesville North Carolina- 2 weeks of making connections and having fun!

Hayesville North Carolina- 2 weeks of making connections and having fun!

Giving back to others and making connections is one of the best feelings in the world.  Community Service is so gratifying, if you haven’t done it lately, please give it a try! Sometimes as you rush through a normal day without knowing it,  you may miss an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life or open yourself up to having someone make a difference in your life.  Throughout the post I am going to put pictures of notes people…

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Alpine Helen- 1 Day of pure fun!

Alpine Helen- 1 Day of pure fun!

Looking forward to a day in Germany I recently got the chance to spend 1 day in Alpine Helen, Georgia and it was a fantastic day! After 11 days of working within the community in Hayesville NC, we were ready for a day of MWR. For those who are not military that stands for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation-another words a day of fun and no work!  The mention of a Bavarian village called Alpine Helen in Georgia, snuggled in the…

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The Best of Boryeong Mud Festival -2 weeks of mud and fun!

The Best of Boryeong Mud Festival -2 weeks of mud and fun!

Boryeong Mud Festival is the biggest event on the West Coast of S. Korea, for two weeks Daecheon beach is filled with locals and tourists who love to play in the therapeutic mud. Daecheon Beach Once a year on a long stretch of warm sand – the biggest beach on the west coast of S. Korea (3.5km) the town of Daecheon hosts the Boryeong Mud Festival, loads of mud is trucked from the surrounding area to create a mud-wonderland! The…

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Monuments, Beaches and Museums in Normandy -2 days of exploring D-Day

Monuments, Beaches and Museums in Normandy -2 days of exploring D-Day

How we spent 2 days exploring the coast of Normandy visiting many monuments, beaches, and museums related to D-Day. Everyone should have a bucket list- this is a list of places that you want to see or achievements you want to have in your lifetime.  For me,  my bucket list is full of places to travel! One place on my bucket list was Normandy and visiting the beaches of the D-Day invasion- Omaha and Utah Beaches. I also love museums…

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11 Reasons to visit Fukuoka Japan

11 Reasons to visit Fukuoka Japan

Visiting Fukuoka Japan and the many places we visited, what we enjoyed and what is worth passing on.  Deals and Duds from our trip to Fukuoka Japan 11 reasons for you to visit the city of Fukuoka, we found some great things to do and we had a couple duds as well! Our latest trip was to Fukuoka Japan and like everything in life, some things I planned worked out great and we really enjoyed them and some items were…

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Lessons from our first hike in South Korea

Lessons from our first hike in South Korea

Lets go for a hike he said, it will be fun he said.  This is what I learned from my first hike in South Korea Upon arriving in South Korea we were very excited to get out and about and see Korea.  We visited some temples and went to a cool park full of bears…but we also wanted to see the landscape of Korea so I went to the local USO and inquired about upcoming tours.  Songnisan National Park is…

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A Sneak Peak at Hong Kong-3 must see places!

A Sneak Peak at Hong Kong-3 must see places!

We only had a day in Hong Kong following a Royal Caribbean Cruise, thankfully we didn’t have to put much thought into what to see, the RCC had already put together a fantastic itinerary for a day trip in Hong Kong and these are the 3 places we visited in a day in Hong Kong. Hong Kong The name Hong Kong itself seems very glamorous, we flew to Hong Kong in order to take a Royal Caribbean cruise. Because I…

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