15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

15 Things I Would Tell My 23 Year Old Self Before Moving Abroad

The longer I live abroad the more I realize everything makes more sense with a bit of distance and time. When I boarded my flight to France in 2011, I was so ready to take on whatever was coming my way although I really didn't have a clue as to what I was doing. With [...]

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

7 Years of Gorgeous Globe and What’s Coming This Year

I've had a blog since before I could drive. Why does anyone blog? For me, the answer is the same today as it was then. I blog to share the world I'm living in in the hopes that someone, somewhere can relate. ------ When I was fourteen, we finally got internet on our family computer. I [...]

One Month Later: Our New Life in France

One Month Later: Our New Life in France

It's amazing what a difference one month can make! Not too long ago we were scrambling to pack up our lives up into boxes and bags. We were saying goodbye to two years in Belgium and wondering what France and the INSEAD experience would actually be like. Today we're nestled into cottage living in Samoreau [...]

My Experience Living in Belgium and Why We Moved to France

My Experience Living in Belgium and Why We Moved to France

Hey readers! I'm writing this post from Fontainebleau. After two and a half years of living in Belgium, we've made a four-hour shift to la douce France. I'm pinching myself realizing that we've come full circle; Laurens and I are back where we met exactly seven years ago. Here's our first semi-selfie as proof 😉 Paris [...]

Giving Thanks: Friendsgiving Edition

Giving Thanks: Friendsgiving Edition

Thanksgiving to an American can mean several things. It can mean delicious traditions, travel, family reunions....Mostly, it means happy, satiated bellies with your closest family. Growing up, my family was always better at Thanksgiving than Christmas. Maybe it was our shared love of food and talking for hours that seemed to jell better with the holiday. [...]

My Twenties, The Ultimate Trip So Far

My Twenties, The Ultimate Trip So Far

When I was fresh out of college, I had no idea what life would look like for me at thirty. I had no idea that I'd be waking up in a yurt in the volcanic hills of Lanzarote, waiting for my husband to come back with birthday breakfast. Right now, I'm sitting facing the ocean [...]

Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

Social Media Jumpstarted My Wanderlust and GG Journey

From a very young age, I reveled in the power of words and images but never realized writing and photography could connect the dots for me in a life full of geographical twists and turns. By leaving home to find out what force was pulling me to move overseas, I was already starting to live out my purpose. [...]

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

Au revoir, Bruxelles Ma Belle

3 months came and flew by in the Belgian capital. Call it a mini staycation for my husband who's originally from Antwerp, or an assimilation assignment for me―Brussels was our home base for three months while we switched gears to Belgian life. It was the backdrop to an exciting, transitional period of our newlywed lives, and I really [...]

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

One Month Later: Our New Belgian Life

I can't believe it! It's been over a month since we moved countries and things are going really well. What a huge change full of emotions, excitement, uncertainty, and new beginnings. I was exhilarated at the idea of moving and now that we've settled in and have found our feet in Belgium, I'd like to recap our [...]

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

From Rice to Frites: Saying Bye to Asia

As I type this post, I feel rather reflective. It's easy to fall into the sap trap so I'll try my best not to do that. Processing this move is something I knew I'd have to do, but sitting down to write about it always makes it feel more real. Talk about a countdown: We're moving to BELGIUM [...]