2019 Goals + Resolutions

Hey guys! As we all know, 2019 is here. Personally, I couldn't be happier. 2018 was a really tough year for me with lots of change and ambiguity (leaving Uganda, moving back to Michigan, starting grad school) so I'm not sad to see the back of it. I'm feeling very...

What Living in Norway as an Expat is Really Like

Hey guys! Happy New Year and welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities and countries around the world. Next up we have Silvia, a Norwegian-American who is living in Norway. Silvia is one of my favorite bloggers so I...

3 Days in Mexico City: The Perfect Itinerary

I wrote this itinerary for a friend who will soon be spending 3 days in Mexico City. I thought you guys might find it useful as well, as many of you were interested in my Mexico City posts. Enjoy! There is so much to do, see, and eat in Mexico City. The food is...

What Living in Hamburg, Germany is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up we have our first Germany-based expat — Jordan! Jordan has been living in Hamburg, Germany, for almost two years. Here, she talks about local...

Must-have Travel Accessories That Cost Less Than $30

Over the years, I've tested a lot of travel accessories. Honestly, I love buying travel gear -- it's one of my guilty pleasures. So I wanted to put together a post highlighting my all-time favorite travel accessories that cost less than $30. I've owned all of these...

Do Readers Grow Up to Be Travelers?

Since I was a child, I've been entranced by two things: books and faraway places. Though I didn't leave the country until I was 15, I explored as much as possible without going anywhere. I read stacks of books. I took my red wagon to the library. I called an empty...

What Living in Stockholm as an Expat is Really Like

Welcome to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Today Kate will be sharing about the ups and downs of living in Stockholm. Stockholm seems like a gorgeous, livable city so I loved hearing her take on living there...

Career Advice for Lost Twenty-somethings

Me at my college graduation in 2012 In my twenties, I've felt so much pressure (both internal and external) to find the right career. I think most of us have. Since graduating from college, I've worked in sales and marketing. I've freelanced and blogged and au paired....

7 Foods You Have to Try in Azerbaijan

One thing that surprised me about my trip to Azerbaijan? The food. It turns out Azerbaijani food is amazing. It's healthy, varied, and fresh, with lots of sour notes and pickled components. Overall, Azerbaijani cuisine is most similar to Turkish food. You'll also see...

11 Super Unique Things to Do in Baku, Azerbaijan

There is no shortage of interesting things to do in Baku, Azerbaijan - by any measure, it's a fascinating place. Some people like to say that Baku is "the new Dubai". I'm here to tell you it's not. Thankfully, Baku couldn't be the new Dubai - it has too much history....

What Living in the Czech Republic is Really Like

Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Today we're speaking to Cynthia, an English teacher living in the Czech Republic. Ahead, she talks about quirky Czech fashion, the live-and-let-live Bohemian...

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Azerbaijan

Have you ever gone somewhere you knew nothing about? That's what Azerbaijan was for me -- the unknown. My friend Matt and I decided to travel there in a 'Why not?', spin-the-globe sort of way. We wanted to go somewhere different. What we found was a former stop on the...