Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

Hotel Review: Terminus Nord, A Colorful World of Culture in Paris’s 10th

Tiles reminiscent of the Paris metro and the grandiose chandelier at the lobby of 25Hours Paris. My latest hotel hunting assignment took me to my favorite city in the world, Paris! After a phenomenal stay at 25 Hours Hotel Bikini in Berlin earlier this month, I was eager to stay at this anything-but-standard hotel chain's newly [...]

Berlin in Bloom: Germany’s Capital Through My Lens

Berlin in Bloom: Germany’s Capital Through My Lens

Hey readers, Berlin has always been high on my travel list, but the timing to go never seemed right. The first few things that always came to mind -- besides its undeniable place in history -- were its gritty night life and alternative culture and art. This year as I started to look into design [...]

25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin

25Hours Hotel Review: City Meets Jungle in West Berlin

Soaking up the sun in my room with a sweet city view. Wild like the jungle, multifaceted like the city. After years of traveling and being away from home, I've come to love the vacation feeling of showing up in a entirely different environment, settling in, and playing local if even only for a few [...]

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Expat Life: 15 Truths About Living Abroad Long-Term

Hey readers. I want to get personal with you for a few minutes. Care to join? I always knew I wanted to live abroad, plain and simple. I had no idea how expat life would play out or what it would require of me, but I longed for it. Oddly enough, as a kid, I [...]

36 Hours in Porto, Portugal

36 Hours in Porto, Portugal

Hey readers! Almost exactly one month ago, I posted on Instagram Stories and asked my followers to choose my next trip in Europe. In an effort to create more useful travel content on this blog - and more engaging content at that! - I thought it would be a cool experiment to see if my audience [...]

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

7 Things I’ve Learned About Loving a Belgian

Hey readers! I want to talk about love and transnational relationships. What do I know? I’ve been with a Belgian for eight years, married for almost five. After years of navigating our cultural differences, I've come to some general conclusions. Although these are my personal observations, my other foreign friends who also happen to love [...]

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 [...]

A Sweet Chat with Cuberdon Carl at the Belgian Artisinal Market

I was thrilled to have a chat with Ghent's iconic 'Cuberdon Carl' not too long ago. Carl Demeestere and his trolley are a fixture in the city. He's famous for selling his super sweet cuberdons or "Ghent noses", a truly iconic sweet treat in Ghent. You might have even heard about 'the little nose war' [...]