Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays filled with love, laughter and some good food. I was fortunate to get to come home for Christmas and am writing this post from my parents comfy recliner in front of our Christmas tree. In a few days I will hop back on an airplane and head back…

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…

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…

6 Things I Regret Packing when Moving to Europe

It’s been almost 2 years since I moved to Germany. I’ve made 3 smaller moves and an¬†international one since then where I’ve really had to examine everything and decide if it’s worth it to keep. Having to be so cut-throat means that there are inevitably things I decided not to keep and so I wanted…

3, 2, 1 – Liftoff

I cannot believe this day is finally here. I have been planning and planning this trip for so long and for it now to finally be here – to be leaving America in just a few hours; it’s unreal. I am so emotional right now. I cannot decide if I am happy or sad; excited…

Road Trip to Grandma’s House

Since my last post I have made a lot of progress towards my quest to Deutschland; here is my latest update on life. My orders at Amazon, Jet.com and eBay came in all at once so I thought that I would share my deals with you all. (Pictured below from left to right.) I replaced my old pair of…

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…

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…