What’s Your Favorite U.S. National Park?

Hey, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I don’t think I’ve written a blog post in a year or so. I hope you’re all doing well in these crazy times. As always, thanks for reading. I have a question: What’s your favorite U.S. National Park? Over the past two years, I’ve fallen in love with […]

What Living in Morocco as an Expat is Really Like

For this fall’s Living Abroad series, our next stop is Morocco. Sinclair, an American elementary school teacher, lives in Tangier, Morocco’s third-largest city. Here, Sinclair describes Moroccan nut, date, and avocado smoothies, her experience dating in Morocco, and Tangier’s unlikely love for Birkenstocks… Sinclair’s background: I moved to Morocco in September 2019 and quickly fell […]

What Living as an Expat in Versailles, France, is Really Like

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our latest interview features pastry chef Molly, who moved from Dallas to Paris to attend pastry school at the Cordon Bleu. She now lives in Versailles, France, with François, her French partner and their […]

What Living in Abu Dhabi as an Expat is Really Like

Today, the Living Abroad series takes us to the United Arab Emirates where we meet Jay, a Canadian expat who lives in Abu Dhabi with her husband, Joe, and their two children. Here, we talk about the challenges of learning Arabic, popular snack foods (ever hear of luqaimat?), and how living in Abu Dhabi has […]

7 Excellent Books to Read This Summer

Was 2020 a slow reading year for anyone else? The pandemic basically turned my brain into mush. That being said, my love for reading came back with a vengeance this year. I’ve been reading so much this summer and it feels delicious. I’ve run the gamut from memoirs to fiction to historical non-fiction. I’ve liked […]

One Year Later — How Are You Doing?

I’m not quite sure how to start this. it’s been a while — and by a while, I mean a year. Honestly, I’ve been putting off writing this post. I wanted to write something eloquent and touching, to summarize COVID and BLM and what it’s like to live through these times. But every time I […]

Travel and Blogging Recap: December 2019 – February 2020

Hey everyone. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it almost feels silly to update you with what’s going on in my life. I’ll try to keep this light. I hope you are staying safe, healthy, and sane in these difficult times. Sorry I haven’t written a recap since, oh, December. Grad school has been intense […]

What Living as an Expat in Turkey is Really Like

Hey everyone! Today, for my Living Abroad series, I’m chatting with Zee, a Zambian college student who has lived in Adana, Turkey, for more than three years. As an African expat, she has a ton of interesting insights to share, from how underrated Turkish brunch to why Turkey-based expats should consider living in cities. The pros and […]

What Living as an Expat in Strasbourg is Really Like

Today, for my Living Abroad series, I’m chatting with Claire, an American freelance writer who lives in beautiful Strasbourg, France (a city I visited when I worked as an au pair!). Here, Claire shares the reasons she loves living in Strasbourg so much, including the romantic architecture and laid-back pace of life. She also shares the best […]

17 Reasons to Consider RVing Full-time in Europe

Hey guys! Today we have a Q&A with Jade from Digital Nomad Design about what RVing in Europe is like. Jade has lived out of an RV for two years, traveling all around Europe. I hope you enjoy! Table of Contents Jade’s background and why she chose to RV in Europe: Hi, my name is […]

What Living as an Expat in New Zealand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Erica, an American living in Wanaka, New Zealand. Here, Erica shares what it’s really like to live in New Zealand, from having access to jaw-dropping natural beauty to how New Zealand compares to […]

Where to Travel in 2020 According to your Enneagram Type

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with the Enneagram, a personality test that pinpoints your deepest desires and fears. But what makes the Enneagram different from other personality tests? Personally, I love the Enneagram because it’s so accurate. Honestly, my results were kind of scary; it’s shocking how much a 15-minute test can […]

What Living as an Expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to Living Abroad, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our latest interview is with Alana, an American entrepreneur, writer, and blogger who has spent the last nine years living in Chiang Mai. Here, she shares what it’s really like to live in Chiang Mai […]