The Berger Bungalow

Florence Travel Guide
Posted on:8.18.2017

Oh, Florence. I love you. One of my favorite cities ever. I will definitely be back! Have any of you ever been to Florence? What was your favorite part?

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Bologna Travel Guide
Posted on:8.08.2017

If you have not heard about Bologna, you need to start doing your research now! Bologna is the food capital of Italy, so foodies take note! I left Bologna in a (almost) food coma, but it was a great food coma. One that I will forever remember and one that I strive to be in again, one day. The wine. The food. The people. Everything was perfect and I cannot wait to go back! 

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VIP Caesar's Palace tour with The Colosseum and Roman Forum with Walks of Italy
Posted on:8.04.2017

This post is sponsored by Walks of Italy, but as always, all opinions are my own!

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June/July Recap + August Goals
Posted on:8.01.2017

It's August already?! I could have sworn it was still the beginning of summer still. I love summer, but honestly, I am so ready for the fall air. We have so many things on our to do list that we just do not want to do in the summer heat, so I am welcoming fall with open arms! Honestly though, fall and winter are probably my favorite months for weather. I HATE being hot and prefer the cool and cold air because I can just bundle up by a fire with a warm drink. Plus, as many of you know, I LOVE festivities and fall and winter just bring so many fun times. With that being said, each time the end of winter is here, I am always saying how much I miss and love summer, hahahah.

Anyway, this month is very special to me because it marks ONE year of us being in our home!!!! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. I love this home and am beyond thankful for it. We have done so much to it, but still haven't even done half of the things we are wanting to do. Hopefully this year, we will get more done.

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How to get back on track after a vacation
Posted on:7.23.2017

This post is sponsored by EatSmart Products, but all opinions are my own. 

Getting back on track after an indulgent vacation is hard. Trust me, I know after two weeks on non-stop eating in Rome, Venice, Bologna (foodie heaven), Florence, Cinque Terre & Montalcino. But, if you are determined to get back on track, you can do it! Today, I want to share a few tips with you on how to make getting back on track just a bit easier for you! 

1. Plan out your week
Planning out your week is essential if you are ready to get back on track. I tend to over book myself with social situations, which can be great, but it also leads to eating out a lot (aka. unhealthy eating for me). When I plan out my weeks, I make sure to set aside time to work out, eat healthy and also get enough sleep! 

2. Meal prep
As you've heard, "abs are made in the kitchen" which is why meal prepping is SO important. Each week, Ian and I will plan out our meals, prep our food, cook, and weigh out our food. Why weigh your food, you ask? Well, American's in general tend to over eat and I wanted to prevent that. I portion out my meals to make sure I am eating the exact amount that I am actually supposed to be eating! I love the EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale for this because it is so easy to use and it's small, so it's easy to store, as well. For me, I love it because I can stop guessing about my portion sizes and instead, know that I am eating the right amount. For Ian, he loves it because it "mixes cooking and science" hahahah. I highly recommend this scale if you are in search of one! 

When you are meal prepping, make sure to make your meals mostly vegetables and lean protein. My favorite options are squash from our garden, organic chicken, organic ground turkey, fish, salads, broccoli, etc. etc. If anyone is interested, I will show you what a typical week looks like for me when I meal prep.

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Venice Travel Guide
Posted on:7.19.2017

When you book a trip to Venice, you will start to hear advice and comments from your friends and family. People will probably say things like "the food is awful" or "it's too busy and touristy." Well, I am here to tell you: DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE! Venice is one of my all time favorite cities that I have ever visited and I am eager to go back.

Ian and I had just about 24 hours in Venice, so this guide is all about what to do in 24 hours. Next time we go back, we will probably stay for 2 days, but that will probably be enough time to soak it all in. So, here is my post on what to do if you have one day (or more) in Venice:

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Rome Travel Guide
Posted on:7.12.2017

This post is sponsored by The Beehive and Walks of Italy, but as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting brands that work with The Berger Bungalow! <3

Rome is amazing. You hear about so many historical landmarks, but you never see them in person until you visit Rome. The city is so full of history that it is just impossible to cover it all in one visit. To be honest, Rome is probably my least liked city out of all the places we visited, but it was just a dream to see all of the amazing places we saw. It will never be forgotten. If you headed to Rome for a weekend or more, hopefully this travel guide will be of use to you. I will also be adding many detailed posts over the next few weeks about everywhere we went in Rome, so don't worry if this isn't enough information for you! ;) 

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