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

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 Mexico City Is Really Like

What living in Mexico City is really like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Laura, a freelance writer and blogger who has been living in Mexico City for two and a half years. Here, she talks about celebrating the Day of the Dead, learning Spanish, and … Read more

10 Excellent Books to Add to Your 2019 Reading List

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a good 2019 so far. Today I wanted to share my top reading recommendations for this year. 2018 wasn’t my best reading year (I had so much reading to do in grad school), but I still managed to finish around 25 books. Here are the ones I couldn’t put … 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

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

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 delicious … 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

Must-have Travel Accessories That Cost $30 or Less

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 travel accessories for years, and recommend them highly. … Read more

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 closet my ‘travel room’, … Read more