Every week I get messages with people asking me questions about travel in Europe: Where should I go? What should I do? How do I skip the line? The truth of the matter is, while I feel my travel to Europe is pretty extensive, it's definitely not exhaustive. I have so much I'd like to see and do. The thing about travel is that it's completely personal. Everyone has very different wants and needs. … [Read more...] about How to Plan a Stress Free Trip to Europe
I am always on the hunt for the next show, movie, book, or podcast. I always appreciate when people share their reviews so I can pick my next thing to watch, read, or listen to. Which is why I always look forward to sharing my own series: Reading, Watching, Listening where I discuss all my favorites along with the ones I just couldn't stand. I had quite a few love or hate relationships with my … [Read more...] about Reading, Watching, Listening
Upon moving to Germany last year I had never been to Austria. I knew about the vibrant city of Vienna, the gorgeous views of Innsbruck, and the old town of Salzburg. But I never thought I’d spend so much time in the hills, valleys, and quaint cities in Austria. Out of all the countries in Europe I've spent more time in Austria and gone back more often than any other place. This quaint country has … [Read more...] about 22 Photos That Will Make You Book a Trip to Austria
So you've decided to buy a new camera! First, congrats! It's an awesome investment and one that has been quite a long time coming for me. Buying a DSLR or mirrorless camera can quickly feel daunting and overwhelming. There are so many options and extra bells and whistles. What kind of camera is the best? What kind of camera do you really need? This guide is designed to help break down everything … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera (Beginner to Intermediate)
The other day I got an email from a blogger that said just this: I stopped blogging. It made me sad. This girl had been blogging for years and years. She just up and stopped! Why? I can think of exactly one word: passion. I believe that we do everything out of a love of wanting to continue. If we are at a job we hate we do the bare minimum. Same goes for blogging. It can easily lose its spark … [Read more...] about 12 Mistakes Most Bloggers Make
One of my all time favorite pastimes is writing. Um duh, Helene, you are a blogger after all. But not just writing short blog posts, getting to sit down and hash out my thoughts in a meaningful way. Both my parents are writers and authors, so it's in my blood to follow in their footsteps. Today I'm thrilled to announce I wrote my very own book! Keeping in line with my years as a blogger and … [Read more...] about I Wrote a Book!