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

When renting a car in Morocco, the juice is worth the squeeze

“I am sorry, the next train to Azemmour leaves tomorrow morning at 6am.”This was exactly the last thing we wanted to hear from Casablanca’s airport train ticket salesman. We had landed in Morocco a couple hours earlier, after making our way through customs and post-flight security checks, we found the office of our car rental… Continue reading When renting a car in Morocco, the juice is worth the squeeze

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

A few things I don’t spend all my money on, so I can afford to travel

The most common lame excuse I hear for not traveling is a lack of money. I get it, I am not a billionaire either. I work long and hard hours, often at less-than-desirable jobs, all in an attempt to afford adventures. But in the end it is not about money at all, it is actually… Continue reading A few things I don’t spend all my money on, so I can afford to travel