Our 10-Day European Road Trip – Itinerary & Overview (Part 1)


To kick off the beginning of 2019, Will and I took off for a ten-day road trip, through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We had been talking about doing European road trip for a long time and thankfully we received plane tickets as a wedding gift. Originally, we planned to do this trip earlier in 2018, when it was warmer, but we both ended up starting new jobs over the summer, so we rebooked the trip for winter. This European road trip ended up being quite an adventure, and it was a trip we will never forget! So today, I am sharing an overview of our trip, including a detailed itinerary, transportation information and a look at our road map.

The Itinerary for our European Road Trip

Day One – Flying to Munich.

We purposely picked a flight that left in the evening, so that we could maximize the time off work that we took.

Day Two – Arrive in Munich in the morning. Head to Salzburg, Austria.

Once we got our car, we took off for a scenic route to Salzburg. This gave us the pleasure of driving through “freezing fog” (note: we didn’t even know that was a thing until our plane landed and it looked like we were in a cloud). It was much more spectacular than it sounds. Just imagine a thin layer of ice on everything and sunlight breaking a dense fog over the German hillside. It reminded me of something out of the Chronicles of Narnia! Once we got to Salzburg, we did a little driving tour of the city, stopped for lunch and headed to our hotel in the charming town of Anif, a few kilometers from Salzburg. We took a little afternoon nap to fight off jet lag, then got up for dinner and drinks at a nearby pub.

Day Three – Travel to Hallstatt, Austria for lunch, then continue to Innsbruck.

After eating a hefty breakfast, we left Anif for Hallstatt, Austria. Driving through this part of Austria was amazing! Hallstatt is a charming little town on a lake surrounded by steep mountains. After get wienerschnitzel for lunch we had a blast exploring the narrow allies and secret walkways all over this town. There were a good bit of tourists in Hallstatt which was surprising for this time of year, but it was obvious why when we saw this place in person. We headed on to our hotel in Innsbruck that evening.

Day Four – Explore Innsbruck for the day.

We took full advantage of being Innsbruck for a full day, and kicked off the day with a tram ride up the side of one of the mountains that surrounds Innsbruck. The dramatic peaks of the mountains and the valley surrounding Innsbruck were absolutely breathtaking from  8,000 feet in the air! We could even see Germany. It was amazing to watch people skiing and snowboarding up there too, like it was no big deal. For the rest of the day, we explored Innsbruck’s Christmas market and shopped for some ornaments.

Day Five – Travel to Switzerland.

This day was when the wrench got thrown into our plans! We had planned on leaving Innsbruck and stopping at a couple places on our way to Switzerland. BUT instead, we woke up early this morning both feeling sick. We had what we now assume was food poisoning. I won’t get into the details, but it was not fun, especially since we needed to check out of our hotel room and get to where we were staying in Mollis, Switzerland. Both a little delusional and unsure of our plans, we ended going a round-about way and hitting heavy snowfall in the mountains. Thankfully, we remember the scenery much more vividly than the way we felt! Of course as soon as we got to Mollis that afternoon, we got in bed.

Day Six – Explore Switzerland and sledge.

We woke up feeling much better after a full night’s rest. Our full day in Switzerland also happened to be New Year’s Eve. We headed straight to a nearby place to go sledging. The roads to the snow park were quite narrow and located right on the edge of steep mountains. It was a little nerve-wrecking but also beautiful! Then it was time for sledging, which is a lot like sledding, but these sleds are higher off the ground than what I’m used to, here in the U.S. We took gondolas with our sledges up the mountain and then went down a trail especially for sledges. There were moguls, twists and turns. It was a total blast and

Day Seven – Head to Fussen, Germany. Make a pit-stop in Lichtenstein.

After a hearty breakfast, we headed to Fussen, Germany. On our way we stopped at Vaduz Castle in Vaduz, Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein is a tiny country, but it’s quite charming and definitely worth visiting. The castle had wonderful views of the Swiss Alps as well. Once we got to Fussen we had an authentic German lunch. Then, we walked all over the charming town and checked out Schwangau to make a plan for visiting Neuschwanstein Castle the next day. Our hotel in Fussen was in the heart of the town and we had a great view of their New Year’s Day fireworks as the night ended.

Day Eight – Explore Neuschwanstein Castle and Fussen.

On this day, we ate breakfast and headed straight for Neuschwanstein Castle to get tickets for a tour and the Bavarian Kings museum. We explored the museum and then trekked up the mountain for the castle tour. The views were phenomenal and learning about the history of the castle and Bavarian kings in general, was fascinating. That night we laid low in our cozy hotel.

Day Nine – Head to Munich. Visit Dachau concentration camp. Return rental car.

We made our way to Dachau concentration camp in the morning. The town of Dachau is located just outside of Munich. Visiting this concentration camp was a sobering and educational experience. The museum here was very extensive and offered a lot of information about Dachau specifically and concentration camps in general. After the concentration camp, we went through Munich’s Olympic Park. We returned the rental car that night and walked through the city back to our hotel.

Day Ten – Fly home.

Our flight home left in the early afternoon. By this point of the trip we were definitely ready to get home and be in one place for more than a couple days. We went to a little coffee shop in Munich for cappuccinos and breakfast and just walked around before heading to the airport.


As you you can easily guess by now, we rented a car to get around. Specifically, we booked our rental car through Hertz. We made our pick-up/drop-off the same location, right near the Munich airport. We normally would have been able to rent a car through the airport but for the timeframe we needed, we ended up having to go with a Hertz location just outside of the airport. Renting a car would have been much more expensive had we dropped off the car in another country. The whole ten days we had the car totaled about 250 euros, but dropping off in another country would have cost an extra 500 euros.

Even with the cost of gas included, renting a car was cheaper than taking trains to the various places and countries we visited. From my experience, trains are the best option when you are staying within one country, and you can use the local, country-based trains. Of course, if you are going to do a road trip, it is important to have someone comfortable driving in Europe and willing to be focused on the road for large parts of the trip. Thankfully, Will was up for it and he had driven in England and Germany previously.

Road Map

Below is a look at the road map we used for our European road trip. It does not include some of the small trips we took while exploring. So, we (or should I say Will!?) averaged more than 110 kilometers of driving each day.

Now, I would love to hear if you have ever done a European road trip! Where did your trip begin and end? Where did you go? What did you enjoy seeing or doing most of all? Let’s chat in the comments!

If you have any questions about our trip, feel free to ask. I am happy to help! I will also share more information for the exact activities we did and where we stayed in part two of this post. Stay tuned!


Sarah Camille




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New Amazing Amazon Purchases for Style, Beauty and Home

Hi friends!  I don’t know about you, but this winter has been pretty busy, which means I haven’t had as much time as I usually do to shop for various products in person. Thankfully online shopping, and especially the convenience of Amazon has come to my rescue! There are a few recent Amazon purchases that I have been loving during these past couple months. Today, I want to share all the details. They are a random mix of beauty, style and home finds, but they are all very affordable and the level of quality is ah-mazing! So, here they are …

my latest Ah-mazing Amazon purchases

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Now, I want to talk about a few things in particular. First up, are the affordable workout leggings, I stumbled upon. They are $20 and oh-so-soft! I’ve been wearing them on repeat for the past month, have already washed them multiple times and they are holding up quite well. I also just found out the black ones below cost even less!

The gingham swing dress has been an awesome addition to my wardrobe, especially for the price! The fit is true to size and the a-line cut would be flattering on so many different figures. I am also loving the red, long striped cardigan. As I shared in one of my most popular posts, the tan version is a dupe from Topshop that is a quarter of the price. I thought it would be fun to try the red version, and its been a fun way to spice up the neutral tops I use for layering.

There are also a couple new beauty items from Amazon that I am loving. I tried a new collagen powder that is great! It is about $15 less than what I was using before. With the same exact beauty benefits, it has the same flavor-less taste and dissolves better in my coffee. If you haven’t added collagen into your beauty regimen, I highly recommend it. It does wonders for my skin, hair and nails!

The other beauty item from Amazon I am loving lately is a retinol cream. With jojoba oil and vitamin E in it, this stuff is very comparable to the creams I have tried that are 3 or 4 times more expensive. I first bought this stuff last summer, and when winter hit, my skin was not loving some of the higher-end creams I was using. So, I repurchased this stuff and it has been awesome! There’s no wonder why it has SO many good reviews.

In an effort to channel the little “Marie Kondo” inside me, I have been doing a lot of reorganizing. The pan organizer we got has been such a game changer. It expands and the inserts can be removed to create various widths. We no longer have to unstack and unload multiple pans or lids to get to the one we want to use.

Have you had any amazing Amazon purchases lately? I would love to hear if you guys like to online shop too.  Do you do more online shopping in the winter? Let me know in the comments.


Sarah Camille


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Level Up Your Spring Style with the Best Long Weekend Sales

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Shop my Weekend Spring Style

Happy Friday friends! President’s Day weekend is upon us, so I am sharing a round-up of sales going on this weekend and helping you level up your spring style. This is the best weekend to stock-up for spring items because there are so many good sales going on. Plus, after this weekend there won’t be sales like this until Memorial Day weekend! So if you’ve been eyeing pieces for spring and summer this is the time to pull the trigger.

Before we get to the weekend sale scoop, I wanted to share a few pieces that are in my online shopping cart or I want to put in there! These are pieces that will take me into spring and summer. They are also all new seasonal items, so they probably will not go on sale again for a while.

Now, for President’s Day Weekend Sale Round-Up!

Abercrombie & Fitch
– Get 50% OFF select items in stores and online. 

American Eagle
– Get 25-60% OFF everything plus free shipping. 

Ann Taylor
– Save 40% OFF full-price styles, some exclusions apply. Use code SOSWEETOffer valid in stores and online through Tuesday, February 19th at 3:00 AM EST.

Ann Taylor LOFT
– Save 40% OFF full-price styles, plus 70% OFF all sale items. Use code XOXO. Offer valid in stores and online through Tuesday, February 19th at 3AM EST.

– Save an 40% OFF sale items. Tons of new styles added.

Banana Republic
– Get 40% OFF almost everything, online & in stores. Save 20% off leather, suede, silk and cashmere apparel. Sale goes through Tuesday, February 19th at 11:59pm PT.

– End of season sale — get up to 80% OFF items. Prices as marked.

– 35-70% OFF sale and clearance items labeled “BIG BROWN BAG SALE: DISCOUNT APPLIED IN BAG”. Sale goes through Monday, February 18th.

– 40% OFF everything. Sale is in select stores and online through Tuesday, February 19th at 2:59 am EST. 

– 40% OFF your purchase. Online only. Use code YESPLEASE

J.CREW Factory
– In stores and online: get 50% OFF everything. Plus, there’s an extra 20% OFF select styles online. No code needed.

Kate Spade
– Enjoy an extra 30% OFF sale styles in stores and online. Use code morelove. Sale ends Monday, February 18th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

L.L. Bean
– Save 25% on select items online. EST. Use code BEAN25. Sale ends Tuesday, February 19th at 11:59 p.m.

Lord & Taylor
– Get 20% OFF regular, sale and clearance items online and in store. Use code Holiday. Sale goes through Monday, February 18th.

Lulu and Georgia
– Take 15% OFF orders of $300 or more with code GOOD. Get 20% off orders of $600 or more with code BETTER. And get 25% OFF orders of  $900 or more with code BEST.

– Get 25-60% OFF sitewide. Use code PRES. Sale goes through Monday, February 18th.

Neiman Marcus
– Get $50 OFF your $200+ regular-price purchase. Use code LOVENM. Sale ends Friday, February 15th at 10PM CST.

– Winter Sale — Get up to 40% OFF select styles through Sunday, February 24th.

– Save 50% on almost everything. No code needed. Sale ends Monday, February 18th.

Sole Society
–  Get up to 60% OFF select sale styles.

– Online only: up to 25% OFF home items. Get an extra 15% OFF select items with code HOME. Plus save $10 when you spend $40 on clothing, shoes & accessories. Sale goes through Monday, February 18th.

Urban Outfitters
– Save an 30% on BDG jeans. Sale goes through Tuesday, February 19th.

West Elm
– Save 20% OFF your purchase and free shipping with code WINTER. Get up to 30% OFF sofas, sectionals and chairs. Plus, save up to 40% OFF furniture, rugs, bedding + more.

– Get 20% OFF your order and free fast shipping. Get an extra 20% OFF clearance items. Use code WINTER.

World Market
–  All rugs up to 50% OFF. Home decor 20-50% OFF. Members get 15% off online and in stores, plus free shipping on orders of $250 or more. Non members get 10% off. Use code PRESIDENT15.

Phew, that’s a wrap! As you can see, there’s some good things out there. Hopefully this was helpful.

Now, I’d love to hear from you all.

Are you shopping the sales this weekend? Or, do you have plans that don’t involve online shopping or trekking to the mall? I would love to hear if you have stocked up for your spring style too? What pieces are you looking forward to wearing this spring?


Sarah Camille

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