There are exactly two kinds of people who take trips: those that travel and those that vacation. Make no mistake, I am not saying one is better over the other. But the traveler is out to see it all, try new experiences, and learn about where they are. The vacationer wants to relax and enjoy the beauty of the location and what it has to offer. Both are there to make memories. They just achieve it … [Read more...] about 5 Things You MUST Do Every Time you Travel
Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves are falling, the pumpkin spice lattes are steaming, and the festivals are all around. Before moving to Germany I was worried: how could I recreate my love of The State Fair of Texas!? Luckily, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. The festivals are plentiful; almost every small town to big city boasts a fest this time of year. Each one has it's own … [Read more...] about The Best Fall Festivals in Germany
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
When three out of the four weeks of every month are spent living out of a suitcase, you learn what works for your beauty routine. I don't believe in spending hours getting ready. I never bring along hot tools to style my hair (not even a blow dryer) and I like to pack the essentials. I pride myself on packing as little as possible but still want to look my best. So I'm showing you my guide to … [Read more...] about My Guide to Foolproof Travel Beauty
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!
When you think of The Netherlands you often think of Amsterdam. That crazy city full of beauty, life, canals, and parties. But it wasn't until I moved abroad that I realized just how cool The Netherlands is, and how many lovely places that you can venture to that aren't the capital city. From the picturesque streets of Den Bosch, the modern architecture in Rotterdam, to the pristine beaches of The … [Read more...] about Three Places in The Netherlands That Aren’t Amsterdam