Camel Riding in Morocco Desert

THINGS EVERY EXPAT SHOULD KNOW BEFORE MOVING ABROAD

It took me awhile to consider myself an expatriate. My initial plan was to au pair for one year and get back on the life track I always grew up with: high school, university, career, marriage, children. Germany had different plans for me though, and now that I'm going on three years with no true plans of leaving, I think it's safe to say I'm an expat. Since I did not actually plan on expatriation, there are definitely some things I would have done more or differently. HifX contacted me asking for one piece of advice for expats for … Read More

CROWD-PLEASERS

Rain Jackets in Berlin

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO PACK FOR A EUROTRIP

Passport? Come on, that is a duh. You couldn't make it here without one. I know my readers have a solid grasp there. I am talking when it comes to packing the clothing essentials and my number one, can't leave at home travel essential is a: Rain Jacket (here's my favorite rain jacket) But why? 1) It rains in Europe. A lot. … Read More

The World is a Book Travel Quote

10 STEPS TO SAVE UP FOR YOUR EUROTRIP

So you want to go to Europe, eh? Well, getting here and getting around this fruitful continent, costs money. I'm a woman. I like spending the dough. There's nothing like a new camera, computer, or cell phone that really lights me up inside #nerdalert. Costco is my favorite expedition and you know I don't walk out of there empty … Read More

Drinking Beer

WHY GERMANY?

It is the question I am asked again and again? Why Germany? Every time I meet someone new, it inevitably comes up shortly after whatever cutely ignorant comment they make about Texas. I never understand why people are so shocked that I would pick up my things and move to their country. Have you no pride? Why wouldn't I want to … Read More

EXPLORE GERMANY

Love Locks Cologne

CARNIVAL IN COLOGNE

Carnival season, called Karneval, Fastnacht, or Fasching in Germany, has come to an end. This year, I spent Saturday - … Read More

Dusseldorf Rhine Sunset

A DAY IN DÜSSELDORF

The second we stepped out of the train station in Düsseldorf around 4 pm, we immediately felt a different vibe than … Read More

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