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!
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!
We got married on a perfect day at the end of April. I knew Michael was so right for me, I wasn't even questioning it. In fact, I knew that we would get married when I went on a family trip to San Antonio and he called me to let me know that he'd accepted a scholarship at Texas A&M for the Corps (a military organization). He asked me what I thought and told him to go for it, just as long as he … [Read more...] about My Wedding Day
People tell me: Helene, you’re so lucky. And I can promise you they aren’t talking about my hair (split ends) or my height (I’m 5’2” on a good day). They wanna know how I moved abroad for fun. The emails usually start out like this, “I don’t mean to pry but, what are you doing abroad?” I get it. What the hell am I doing here and why did I do it?! It’s safe to say I haven’t done an exceptional job … [Read more...] about I Guess I Should Tell You…
My life abroad is very different from life at home. I mean, duh, of course. But there are some things in my day to day that still shock me. Like the whole grocery store and check out situation. Today I thought I'd give you a glimpse of my life in Heidelberg. Once a week we take the dogs on a hike up the mountains. I wake up around 7 or 7:30 (depending on how late I'm up the night before) … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of Living Abroad
Saturday, I cross into a new dimension: I turn 30 years old. And I'm really quite perplexed that I arrived at this age. I still feel like I'm around 17 years old. Sometimes I look in the mirror and am honestly shocked to see a wrinkle that I could have sworn wasn't there yesterday. I feel a bit more creaky in my joints and my bed time is getting earlier and earlier. But I guess that's okay... I … [Read more...] about 20 Lessons I Learned in my 20s