Berlin, Kassel, & Home Again

Sorry this post is a week late. I was super tired after my trip and then I started work which basically consists of staring at a computer for 10 hours a day. The last thing I wanted to do when I cam home was stare at a screen to write a post. Museums After taking … More Berlin, Kassel, & Home Again

Lazy Week in Berlin

After a hectic semester immediately followed by running around the country, holidays, and adventure, it was very nice to take a breather in Berlin, staying at my former host mother, Vera’s house. I got there on New Years Eve (which I wrote a separate post about) and after that crazy night, I’ve mostly been taking … More Lazy Week in Berlin

New Years in Berlin!

On New Years Eve I hopped on a train at an ungodly hour to go to the second largest New Years celebrations in Europe. They say that the party in the 2 km stretch between the Brandenburger Tor and Victory Column hosted over a million people last year and the firework and laser shows the city hosts … More New Years in Berlin!

Stunning Festival of Lights in Berlin

What a fun and busy week. This is what I signed up for when I moved to Europe. Botanical Gardens I originally thought that this week would be very boring so I decided to spend a day in the Frankfurt Palmengarten. It was very nice and I got many beautiful photos. It’s rather small compared … More Stunning Festival of Lights in Berlin

How Living in Europe has made me a Greener Person 

A few weeks ago I wrote all about how good Germans are at recycling (and how difficult it can be in America). Since I’ve spent the last two years of my life in Europe (and about 2 years total in Germany specifically), I think it would be pretty incredible for me not to have picked … More How Living in Europe has made me a Greener Person 

6 Things you Might Forget to Pack for your Trip

We’ve all been there. Halfway to our exciting destination and the sinking feeling that you forgot something suddenly comes to an epiphany when you realize you left something super important at home. Even worse! You are in the middle of your trip, digging through your bag for something until you finally come to terms with … More 6 Things you Might Forget to Pack for your Trip

Backpack Italy with my 10 or 14 Day Itinerary

Italy is a must-see destination for a lot of people but because there are so many amazing places and sites to see, it can feel a bit intimidating. I know that when I was planning my trip there was a lot of pressure to “not miss anything.” For some this may be possible, but for … More Backpack Italy with my 10 or 14 Day Itinerary

When in Rome

I arrived in the capital city at about 6 pm after concluding my Tuscan adventures in Siena and checked into the fanciest hostel of my life. I quickly put my stuff away, filled my water bottle and headed off to cross one of the smaller “must see’s” off my list. I started with the Spanish Steps … More When in Rome

Why you Should Backpack Scandinavia this Summer

When you hear Scandinavia, do you think of snow, Santa, killer healthcare, and a bunch of tall, ridiculously attractive blonde guys? Yea? Me too, or at least I used to. Back in 2015 when I was studying abroad in Berlin, I decided to take my very first backpacking trip to the Nordics. I made the … More Why you Should Backpack Scandinavia this Summer

A Beginners Guide to Germany; 25 Tips to help Bridge the Culture Gap

Ah Germany, land of the punctual, recycling, and schnitzel. I recently returned to the country after having lived there for a couple years. While I didn’t experience any culture shock this time around, it served as a reminder of all the things that had once been learning curves. I also had with me my friend … More A Beginners Guide to Germany; 25 Tips to help Bridge the Culture Gap