Cutting Down on Clothing

So you have already gotten a breakdown of what I’m planning on bringing in terms of clothing in my Packing List post. What you didn’t see was the time and effort it took to come up with that short list. If you are like most Americans, you have entirely too much clothes and don’t even realize it. Upon…

Makeup Organization

Anyone who knows me know that I am slightly makeup obsessed. Trying new products, new looks, and watching endless hours of YouTube tutorials and hauls is a good time in my books. Only one problem, makeup is heavy and I have a lot of it. There’s no reason to leave all but the necessities at…

Foods you MUST try in Germany

Who doesn’t love food? One of the best parts of traveling is undoubtedly sampling local cuisine. There is a long list of foods I’m looking forward to enjoying again that I just could not find in the US and foods that I will be sad to leave behind because they’re impossible to find or just not the…

Power Up! My Electronic Gear

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love technology. I love products that work intuitively and efficiently and that make life easier. I’m definitely not the millennial that is glued to their Snapchat and Facebook account but at this point, every facet of my life requires an internet connection. At this point, I am…

My Luggage

You’ve seen what I’m going to pack, now I thought it was time to show you what exactly I’m going to pack it in. I’ve used each of these pieces enough to give you a pretty thorough review. I’ve you are in the market or just curious about what I’m using, read on! I own the Fallbrook,…

Ripping DVD’s

Note: Sorry for my week-long absence. Life got busy and I didn’t get a chance to write any posts ahead of time. They should continue on schedule from here on out.  If you are anything like me, you prefer to own your most beloved movies on DVD or BluRay and everything else as a digital copy…

Stock Up

As the final installment for my Week of Packing Prep I’m going to explain what and why I will purchasing in the USA and taking with me in my suitcase to Germany. It may be surprising to some, but even though Europe is very similar to the US, there are many cultural differences that reflect back on…

Buy it There!

It would be nearly impossible to take everything that I wanted with me to Germany in just my 50 pound suitcase; especially heavy bottles such as shampoo and body wash. Not only that, but it would be such a waste of space since many brands and products are offered in Europe just the same as…

Packing to Move Abroad Indeffinitely

By now I’m sure you are all wondering exactly what I’m planning on taking with me to school in Frankfurt. I thought I would post my complete packing list now then update you all when I weigh in to let you know the revised list. I started this list months ago because I knew fitting my…

My Backpacking Kit

So last summer, I took 10 days and backpacked solo across Scandinavia. It was an incredible experience and ever since I’ve been itching to get back on the road to discover new places. As always, I did plenty of research before that trip to find out what all I might need. However, I was on a limited…