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. I’ve entertained many, many career paths, from journalism […]

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 influences from other neighboring countries: lots of pomegranates (commonly used in […]

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. While you will see […]

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 lifestyle, and the food she craves when she’s missing home. Cynthia’s background:  In […]

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 Silk Road, a one-time Soviet Republic, […]

The Ultimate Camino de Santiago Packing List

I googled about a million Camino de Santiago packing lists before starting my pilgrimage. I wanted to get it right – after all, the Camino takes around 36 days, and crosses nearly 500 miles. It’s not short. Because the Camino is so long, it’s extremely important to pack the right gear. It’s equally important to […]

My 7 Favorite Cities in the World

To quote Carrie Bradshaw, I’m what you might call a bonafide city girl. From the time I left home at 18, I’ve lived in as many cities as possible: Chicago, Buenos Aires, Paris, Denver, Boulder, and Kampala, Uganda. Excitingly, I just moved to a new city — Ann Arbor, Michigan! In celebration of that, I […]