Next stop: Germany (it only took a year)

Well here’s a pleasant pivot from my last post. My boyfriend Sam and I have happy news (usually this statement is followed by an engagement announcement or pregnancy reveal — not yet world, not yet). The news is……..we’re going to Germany! Since returning from Europe after graduation in 2015, and subsequently realizing I didn’t have the funds … More Next stop: Germany (it only took a year)

Melbourne: It’s pronounced “Melbin,” not “Melborn”

So, for my whole life, I’ve always pronounced Melbourne as Mel-born. Maybe it’s an American thing, or maybe I’ve just been uneducated on the subject for 22 years. After arriving in Melbourne though, I quickly learned that the city is pronounced Mel-bin. It really makes no sense to me, but I can’t say much about … More Melbourne: It’s pronounced “Melbin,” not “Melborn”

I’m back…and I’m going to Australia!

Helllloooooo world. Long time no see…or write…or travel. The past few months have been crazy. I graduated, moved to a new apartment in northern Virginia, began work at a creative agency in Washington, D.C., and started dating the most wonderful guy in the world. For a thrill-seeking nomad like me, settling into a 9-to-5 (well, … More I’m back…and I’m going to Australia!

How To See Oslo, Norway on a Budget

Oslo, the beautiful, historic capital of Norway, is known to be one of the most expensive cities in Europe. And not take-the-bus-instead-of-a-cab expensive, rather walk-everywhere-because-you-can’t-afford-transportation expensive. But not to worry — this doesn’t mean anyone on a budget can’t explore this Scandinavian tourist hub. There are plenty of ways to beat the high prices, if … More How To See Oslo, Norway on a Budget

Welcome to Oslo, Norway: the most expensive city in Europe

Well, the headline pretty much sums up this leg of our journey. After flying out of Schipohl Airport in Amsterdam and landing in Oslo, Norway, Sarah and I were immediately shocked by the horrendously high prices — $8 USD tall Americano at Starbucks? But…why? We had prepared ourselves for the unpreventable blow to our wallets due … More Welcome to Oslo, Norway: the most expensive city in Europe

Amsterdam Part 2 – Red Light District, flea markets and new friends

On our second night in Amsterdam, we wanted to have a little fun. We tried to rally a few of the other hostel guests to come into the city with us but only managed to convince our one new buddy, Corbin. We planned to go to a bar or club in the city and pass … More Amsterdam Part 2 – Red Light District, flea markets and new friends