An Ode to McDonald’s

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP of my travels: McDonald’s. No, not because I like fast food or get excited about nuggets and a red-footed, red-haired clown. Let me take a second to explain. When I arrived in Berlin on a chilly, windy, wet April morning, I was running on…

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…

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…

Hellooooooo from Bendigo!

Greetings from the other side of the world! Initial thoughts — it doesn’t feel like I’m on the other side of the world. Australia is so westernized that it feels like I’m in a U.S. city I’ve just never visited before but people talk funny and drive on the wrong side of the road. Oz…

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,…

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…

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…