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

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 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

What Living as an Expat in France is Really Like

What living in France is really like

Today, for my American Expats series, I’m chatting with Diane, a New Jersey native who has been living in France since 2012. Here, she shares about French style, cheek kisses, and the honest ups and downs of living in France as an expat. I’ve followed Diane since 2012, and highly recommend her blog for advice on living … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Norway is Really Like

What living in Norway 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 can’t wait to share her story here. Here, … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Germany is Really Like

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 Germany (Hamburg, specifically) for almost two years. Here, she talks about local German beers, the hip warehouse district, and how everything is … Read more