What it’s REALLY like to Write your Master’s Thesis

I think a lot of people have some sort of preconception as to what it’s like to write a thesis or conduct some big research project. Whether it resembles reality is another question. While many may never get the opportunity (or wouldn’t ever want the opportunity cause let’s face it… it ain’t fun), and while … More What it’s REALLY like to Write your Master’s Thesis

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

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

Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Köln; Funny Names, Cool Destinations

For the final stop on my backpacking trip around Germany, I went west to the country’s biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia. There are tons of interesting cities in that region but I decided to focus on the two I had heard the most about Düsseldorf and Cologne. So, I strapped on my backpack and moved onwards … More Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Köln; Funny Names, Cool Destinations

Hamburg; A Surprising Blend of Old & New, Man & Nature

So if I was surprised by how much I loved Leipzig, I was absolutely blown away by how much I love Hamburg. After my relaxing time in the beautiful city of Leipzig, I took a train north to a city I hadn’t really heard much about. Everyone thinks about Berlin when they imagine a bustling German … More Hamburg; A Surprising Blend of Old & New, Man & Nature

Neuschwanstein Castle: The Honest Truth About Germany’s Most Famous Castle

If you have ever looked up photos of Bavaria or even Germany in general you have probably see a mammoth of a grey castle settled among the German Alps looking over a picturesque valley. Every review I saw of both the castle itself and tours of the surrounding area were glowing. It’s like the castle … More Neuschwanstein Castle: The Honest Truth About Germany’s Most Famous Castle