One year ago I was meticulously packing up my two suitcases, beads of sweat dripping down my back as I lugged them back and forth from the scale trying to get the weight to right at 70 pounds. It was at 82. I needed to be right at 70 pounds because I was carrying my whole life overseas, but if I went over, it was going to cost me. At the time, that was my biggest struggle. Little did I know what … [Read more...] about 10 Things No One Tells You When You Drop Everything and Move Across the World
I'm excited to finally reveal a secret Michael and I have been working on.... we are going to be on TV! Michael and I filmed an episode of House Hunters International. Our 15 minutes (or 22 minutes for the episode) of fame for HGTV's House Hunters International. If you've been following this blog for a while you know that my mission is to live life to the fullest, see the world, and collect … [Read more...] about We’re on House Hunters International!
Sometimes the world seems like a terrible place. People are cruel or mean or unfathomable things happen without any real reason. But when floods in Houston and surrounding areas started, I kept seeing people from all over the world in all capacities do their part. I have read countless stories but some of my favorites are from my friends. Such as Sarah who got her company to donate boats … [Read more...] about Where to Shop and Donate for Hurricane Harvey Relief
You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the girl. My home state has been on my mind more than usual lately. And it's not just because I'm homesick. It's because one of the largest and devastating hurricanes has hit my home state. Houston and surrounding areas are particularly impacted with flooding that has reached over 2 feet. Nine people have died, 3,000 have been … [Read more...] about BIG ANNOUNCEMENT+ Help Me Support Houston Hurricane Harvey Victims
I have never been to New York. There I said it! It's always a bit shocking to hear someone from America that is a self proclaimed travel blogger has not been to one USAs finest cities. The fun part about blogging is we are continually learning about our community, and about ourselves. We are always changing and if you've been around the blogging block for as long as I have (6 years) you might be … [Read more...] about Ask Me Anything: Answered!
"As we see no economic need or regional interest, your visa is denied." I sat in a Starbucks on Heidelbreg's famous Hauptstrasse street reading the email over and over again. Tears welled up in my eyes and I called my husband and let him know: "We didn't get approved for the visa. What the hell will we do?" He reassured me, "We'll figure it out. We have to." The story of getting a visa luckily has … [Read more...] about The Real Story Of Moving Abroad (Part 2)