How to Fit your Life in Two Suitcases | Moving to Italy

We all know it, moving is stressful. If you’ve been doing a lot of it, it’s probably downright dreadful by now. So when you add on foreign languages, strange customs and limiting weight restrictions, it’s no wonder that things can turn into a bit of a nightmare. Since I’ve done an international “pack your bags … More How to Fit your Life in Two Suitcases | Moving to Italy

What it’s Like to Visit Home after Nearly 2 Years of Travel

Every break, every holiday, it seems like every week, someone would assume, “but you’re going back home right?” I never really knew how to answer their questions because I myself didn’t know the answer. While it might not have been the best response, my standard reply was always that plane tickets cost a lot of … More What it’s Like to Visit Home after Nearly 2 Years of Travel

Small-Town USA to City Life in Germany; How it Happened

I’ve gotten a lot of questions like, “why Germany?” or “how’d you get here?” during my time studying in Frankfurt. It’s a pretty straightforward story that, on the surface,  perhaps lacks some magical feeling of destiny or magic but I think that once people get to know me and where I’m from, they start to … More Small-Town USA to City Life in Germany; How it Happened

The First time I ever left the United States; A Summer Studying Abroad in Germany

At the end of May, 2015 (after my junior year of college) I boarded a plane for the first time ever with a nonstop, 11 hour flight from Seattle to Frankfurt. I touched down in Germany and was picked up by my friend, Katharina. She had studied abroad in my little hometown in Washington state … More The First time I ever left the United States; A Summer Studying Abroad in Germany

Backpack all of Germany in 1 Month; and Truly see Everything

I’ve lived for over a year in Germany but it took me almost that full year before getting around to exploring this beautiful country. Now that I have “seen everything” (as if that were possible), I thought I would share my backpacking guide so you can make the most out of your time in the country. … More Backpack all of Germany in 1 Month; and Truly see Everything