The Last Hadrian’s Wall Packing List You’ll Ever Need

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 Living Abroad series, we’re talking to Camila, a Canadian travel writer living in Scotland. Here, she talks about celebrating Burns night, understanding the thick Scottish accent, and her tips on moving to Scotland. She also discusses the pros and cons of living in Scotland, and shares what she misses most about home. … 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… Quick facts about living in Kyrgyzstan: Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian Currency: Kyrgyzstani Som … Read more

What Living as an Expat in Madrid is Really Like

What living in Madrid is really like

For this month’s Living Abroad 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. Quick facts about living in Madrid: … Read more

2019 Goals + Resolutions

20 unique photos of Scotland

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 hopeful about 2019, so I … Read more