What Living as an Expat in Berlin is Really Like

Living in Berlin: What it's really like

Hey guys! Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what it’s like to live as an expat in cities around the world. Our latest interview is with Natalye, a California native who lives as an expat in Berlin with her German husband and son. Here, Natalye describes public nudity, her obsession with German baked … Read more

17 Super-Fun Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Paris

Things to do in Paris in the rain

In Paris, a rainy day is nothing unusual, especially in fall or winter. Yes, a rainy day can be a bummer if you have a picnic planned. But honestly, Paris can be lovely in the rain. Take it from me – I lived in Paris for a year, so I know very well what to … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Walk the Camino de Santiago?

I’ve written a lot of posts about the Camino: what to pack, what surprised me most, the life lessons I learned. But the question that I’m asked time and time again is: How much does the Camino de Santiago cost? How much should I budget for it? I was surprised by how inexpensive the Camino … Read more

My Super-Detailed Hadrian’s Wall Packing List for Women

The ultimate Hadrian's Wall packing list: What you need (and what you don't)

In May 2018, I spent six days walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, an 84-mile trail that stretches across Northern England. The path follows Hadrian’s Wall, a 2,000-year-old Roman wall built by the emperor Hadrian. I absolutely loved my experience walking Hadrian’s Wall, and wanted to share my packing list as I haven’t found a Hadrian’s … Read more

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Japan

In May, I spent eight days in Japan with my little sister. And truly, it was one of the best trips, if not the best trip, of my life. Japan is a magical place and I fell completely in love with it. I’ve never met nicer people, seen more adorable objects/foods, or felt more confused … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Scotland Is Really Like

Living in Scotland as an expat: What's it really like?

For this month’s American Expats series, we’re talking to Camila, a Canadian travel writer living in Scotland. (P.S. I may need to change the name of this series.) Here, she talks about celebrating Burns night, understanding the thick Scottish accent, and her tips for finding other expats in Scotland. Camila’s background: I was born in … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Kyrgyzstan is Really Like

What living in Kyrgyzstan is really like

Today, our American Expats series takes us to Kyrgyzstan where we meet Brittany, an English teacher living in Kyrgyzstan with her husband and daughter. We talked about living in Central Asia’s only democracy, raising a baby abroad, and the one way Kyrgyzstan is surprisingly similar to Colorado… Brittany’s background: My husband and I got married in June 2013 … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Madrid is Really Like

What living in Madrid is really like

For this month’s American Expats series, our next stop is Spain. Cat Gaa, a Chicago native, moved to Seville, Spain, in 2007, and is now living in Madrid with her Spanish husband and young son (with another on the way!). Here, she talks about churros, unique Spanish festivals, and walking the Camino. Cat’s background: Straight … Read more

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi | Georgia Travel

Browsing through my photos of Tbilisi, Georgia, was a slightly surreal experience. Was I really in Tbilisi last summer? Did I actually spend four days in the Republic of Georgia, a tiny country located on the other side of the world? I wasn’t in Tbilisi long, but immediately, I was smitten. Georgia’s capital city is … Read more