We are so bad at Berlin’ing

We had been looking for a small live music venue in our neighborhood. Google searches only brought up tourist spots downtown or concerts in the giant stadiums. Not really what we were looking for. Then one day, over the summer, I heard someone talking about a great local spot where they had just heard an… Continue reading We are so bad at Berlin’ing

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

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