Go Pro Munich Tunnel Selfie Stick

GO PROS & SELFIE STICKS: NOT JUST FOR EXTREME SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

I'm sure you've heard the GoPro hype by now. Between the athlete's and your neighbor's use both of the waterproof action sports camera and the massively successful IPO, it seems there's no stopping this budding company. I love me some photos. I cannot even name the amount of cameras I've gone through in my life. Every make, model, and type finds a way to amuse me. Somehow though, I just had not looked into a GoPro. They capture some wicked footage, but frankly I do not do anything remotely cool enough to capture on a GoPro... at least … Read More

CROWD-PLEASERS

Pommery Champagne

IT HAPPENS TO EVERY EXPAT: LEAVING

I knew this time would come, and frankly, it was supposed to come two years ago when I finished my au pair year as it originally was planned. Nevertheless, (nearly) three years passed and here I still sit in my adopted home of Karlsruhe. This all happened because I loved Karlsruhe and my life here. It's a life free of the … Read More

House Shoes

TURNING GERMAN: HOUSE SHOES (HAUSSCHUHE)

There are some widely accepted German customs I've refused to accept: - wearing a scarf around your neck when you have a sore throat (and the general overuse of scarves) - waiting at the crosswalk for the light to turn green when there's not a car in sight - being extremely straightforward - wearing house shoes That is, … Read More

European Travel Apps

11 APPS YOU MUST DOWNLOAD BEFORE TRAVELING EUROPE

Travel sure has changed since our parents were backpacking Europe. My mom likes for me to call every (week)day. I imagine if I grew up in her age, she'd be happy to see me at the airport upon my arrival back home. Thanks to technology though, there's are a lack of excuses for not checking in with mom while on the road, besides … Read More

EXPLORE GERMANY

EXPAT EXCERPTS