How Living in Europe has made me a Greener PersonĀ 

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…

Garbage Sorting & Recycling in Germany

Germans are very proud of their Umweltfreundlichkeit (environmental friendliness). From recycling and car emissions to public transit and home appliances, there isn’t much that isn’t influenced but the German desire to live clean or save money (or both). It’s  commendable of the German government to effectively incentives its citizens and companies towards a more sustainable…

The Best Thrift Shops in Milano

Do you get a thrill out of finding a totally unique item for bargain prices? Does the idea of finding one of these pieces in a foreign country make the idea even more appealing and the piece even more sentimental? If so, then you might have been Googling, “thrift stores in insert city here.” This works…

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…

Packing for Italy; my First Ever Livestream

If you didn’t already know, I booked a two week backpacking trip around Italy departing the day after my last exam (fingers crossed I don’t have to do any retakes). If I was going to be living in Italy for the last 5 months, I figured I had better take the time to see the…

Why Milan isn’t as Bad as Italians Claim

This past week was quite busy. Between studying, exams, a group project presentation, and preparing for my trip, I didn’t have a whole lot of spare time. But when I got a text from my best friend from Frankfurt School that she would have a brief moment in her busy schedule to visit me in Milan,…

My Dental Emergency in Italy

I wake up just as I do on any other day. After some (quick) causal scrolling through social media I crawl out of bed (or rather climb since I’m in a bunk at this flat) and make my way immediately to the bathroom where I use the toilet, and put my hair up and out…

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…

Exploring your own City; A Mini Guide to “Staycations”

I came back from Berlin last week only to find out that all of my roommates were taking off for Spring Break and that I still had an itch to travel despite the fact that I’m broke AF (which is why I came straight home from Berlin in the first place). After a bit of…

6 (Not so Expensive) Things Worth Investing in for Travel

I am a budget traveler in every sense of the term. I buy budget airline tickets on sale and will skip meals just to save a few bucks if I find myself in a tourist trap. But when it comes to gear, there are definitely some things that you shouldn’t forgo for the sake of…