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. [...]

One Year in the Land of Frites, Beer and Mayo

One Year in the Land of Frites, Beer and Mayo

Hey there, I'm sorry for neglecting this blog, but life has happened in a major way over the past year. My willingness to post more dropped when my camera did. Then I got a job, and life became busy and wonderfully full. But I promise to keep up with our adventures as of now. Let [...]

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 [...]