Flytographer Shoot in Berlin!

I don't buy much when I travel, but I've always taken hundreds of photos. But when you're traveling with a group, the photos end up being of some of you, or weird, blurry selfies.

My siblings and I rented an apartment in Berlin last weekend - the first time we had done this without parents. I wanted to get some great photos of us and a friend recommended Flytographer. They connect you to local photographers in over 150 destinations around the world. It's SO EASY and fun! We chose the one-hour package, which included 1-2 locations, and 30 digital photos. All I said was that I wanted the photos to feel "very Berlin." These were snapped on the most gorgeous August evening, at the Oberbaumbrücke, near the East Side Gallery.

I can't recommend this company highly enough and can't wait to use them again. Thank you, Nina Reinsdorf, for taking our photos!

Here are some of my favorite shots.

New Design and Hi From Berlin!

Hi from Berlin! I'm in the middle of a five-week jaunt through Europe and I was most excited to be back in Berlin. I fell madly in love back in April and wanted to come back as soon as I could. This weekend was the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall so it felt really wonderful to be back for this major celebration and to be so close to the stage at Brandenburg Gate for the concert and release of thousands of balloons that lined the former border of the wall.

At Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport, now a gorgeous city park

We just started to switch everything over to the new design! My favorite section are the Guides, which drops down for guides to Europe, South & Latin America and more. I took all the photos that are on the thumbnails and working on finding all of them, plus importing all the content which will take awhile. And I know there will be kinks to work out. Big thanks to Kelly Christine Studio for the design - I wanted the color scheme to reflect my home state of Arizona and the relaxing feel of the West Coast and I love it!

Here's the view from on stage tonight at Berlin's Fall of the Wall celebration. Mikhail Gorbachev released one of the balloons on stage. Everything was in German, of course, but I got the general gist, which was "We're very happy the wall came down. It was a terrible thing. We can't let something like that happen again. Go humanity!" Two million people lined the streets. Oh, what a night. I love you Berlin.