Motorcycle Misadventures: Anxiety in the Alps

I never realized there could be a fear of feeling small, but as I was riding my light, barely-larger-than-a-moped, 1970s motorcycle through the towering, colossal Alp Mountain Range, my anxiety was rising. With each passing mile I was cursing myself for embarking on such an overwhelming feat; I was wishing I could have just been… Continue reading Motorcycle Misadventures: Anxiety in the Alps

I’m Not (only) Lucky

I know it is actually meant to be a compliment, but I can’t help feeling just a little offended or irked every time someone tells me, “Wow, you’re so lucky you’ve lived abroad and traveled. I wish I could have done that!” I never know how to respond; it’s awkward.  And no one seems to… Continue reading I’m Not (only) Lucky

A crash course on how to survive dining out in Germany

  When you sit down at a restaurant here in Germany, one that is not even particularly busy, it is your job to wave down a server and ask for menus. Don’t be fooled, contrary to popular belief, that actually is a lot to ask of a German server, so don’t be surprised if you… Continue reading A crash course on how to survive dining out in Germany

3 important lessons traveling will teach you about your significant other

A few years ago I made plans to travel with a guy I had just started casually seeing. My suggestion, a cozy bed and breakfast, his response, “In an old house? That’s too weird. No way.” He obviously wasn’t into camping, Couchsurfing, or Airbnb either. The only option he would accept was a boring, stale,… Continue reading 3 important lessons traveling will teach you about your significant other

The #1 Reason the German Language Makes Me Want to Cry

It is no secret that die, der, or das is an important aspect of German vocabulary. Simply translated it means, “the.” But the German language never agreed to be simple. Each noun, depending on its gender, carries the corresponding article with it. I was told in the beginning that it is important to always learn… Continue reading The #1 Reason the German Language Makes Me Want to Cry

Motorcycle Misadventures, Episode 1

I was broken down, my motorcycle wouldn’t run. We were stranded. Less than a kilometer from home. I knew it was less than a kilometer because we were in front of a shopping center I frequently walk to. Our trip was over before it even began. All the hard work, sacrifices and preparations we had… Continue reading Motorcycle Misadventures, Episode 1

My Love Letter to Southwest Airlines <3

Dear Southwest Airlines, I just wanted to take a minute or two to profess my love for you. I fell hard and fast in 2011 and you caught me, with your free baggage policy and the best airfare prices around. Over time you drew me in even deeper with the ease of your flight change… Continue reading My Love Letter to Southwest Airlines ❤