August ’15 In Review

August 2015 in Review. WONDERMENTARY - travel and photography blog

Boy am I now realizing just how much went on in that Europe trip from June! This month I finished writing about Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, and just started on Venice. And I still have two more countries to go! These posts are listed out below for August in Review, if you’d like to see…

In Amsterdam

Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Coffee Company Amsterdam
Come take a walk with me around Amsterdam.

Biking in Amsterdam and its Countryside

amsterdam bike tour
Talk about a biking city! It was clearly THE mode of transportation, and I got a taste of it while riding through the city and countryside. Video in the blog post!


Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt Flower Market
The only floating flower market in the world!


Where to get this #suchatourist pic, and see a few cool museums while you’re there.

Snapshots: Amsterdam

Pretty pics around Amsterdam

In Germany

Snapshots: Frankfurt

Römerberg Frankfurt Germany
Walk around Römerberg, the historic heart of Frankfurt.

Passing Through the Black Forest

Titisee Germany Black Forest
There was nothing “black” about the Black Forest.

In Switzerland

Rhine Falls

Epic waterfall in Switzerland!

Mountainside Escape in Engelberg

The best place to go on a retreat.

Wandering Around Lucerne, Switzerland

wandering around Lucerne Switzerland - Wondermentary
A beautiful, medieval Swiss city

Snapshots: Engelberg + the Swiss Alps

Mount Pilatus Toboggan Ride
Views from above – on the Swiss Alps!

In Italy

Snapshots: Verona + Cavallino

Rainy day in Verona and beachside lovin’ by Venice

Standing on History in Piazza San Marco

Surprising historical stories and facts about Venice

Murano Glass Blowing Demonstration in Venice

Glassblowing Venice Italy
You’ve never seen glassblowing like this before! These people are true experts!

Also, Ashley at the Wandering Weekenders nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World blog award! Thanks, Ashley.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

sisterhood world blogger award
I won’t feel hurt if you don’t want to read more about me x)

Photography Tips & Tutorials

I created a new section – Photography Tips & Tutorials – that’s hopefully helpful to readers. You are more than welcome to submit topic requests, ask questions, etc.! A new tutorial will come out every Monday (except for days like today where the monthly recap happens to land on a Monday :).

3 Photography Post-Processing Tips

3 photography post processing tips - WONDERMENTARY
Taking the picture is only half the battle! Learn how to make your photos POP with 3 tried-and-true tips.

How to Make A Photo Book Using InDesign (Part 1)

How to Make a Photo Book Using Indesign (Part 1). WONDERMENTARY - travel & photo blog
This is for all scrapbookers on a budget. $

Part 2 is coming out tomorrow, so stay tuned! 😉

Back at Home

Meanwhile, in Big Tex:

Dallas Pop-Up Cat Cafe

Sauerkraut Cat Connection Dallas
Meeting a celebrity cat, Sauerkraut.

Truck Yard

Truck Yard Dallas Texas
Food, beer, friends.

Monthly Media Intake

Movies & TV

  • Suits (holy crap I just started watching this show and after a couple of weeks of binge-watching I’m all caught up on season 5!)
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • God’s Not Dead
  • The Switch
  • Romantics Anonymous (I really got into French movies after Amelie)


I read a lot of books this month after finding out that my public library lends ebooks! Yaaas!

The Secret Life of Bees
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
One Plus One
Sharp Objects
Dark Places
The Bell Jar

So what were you up to this month? Any fans of these books/movies/TV shows out there?!

Thanks for reading!

  • I’ve loved catching up on your Europe trip and seeing all of your amazing photos! I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

    • Thanks Ashley! Glad you’re not sick of it yet, lol. I look forward to writing and sharing more pictures. Stay tuned!