Since moving to Germany 4 6 years ago, I continuously seem to have one main conversation whenever I meet someone new. It goes something like this:

Friend/Student/Stranger: “Where are you from?”

Me: “I’m from California”

Friend/Student/Stranger: “WHY did you move to Germany?”

When you still live at home, surrounded by other fellow Americans and you see someone put Ranch on their pizza, apologize too many times or go for a long road trip, you think nothing of it. These are just some of the natural things we do in America. It’s part of our culture. But when […]

In the summer of 2012, I made my solo journey, with a one way ticket to Germany to teach English abroad and travel through Europe. I had planned to stay for no more than 5 years, but not less than 1.

But suddenly my life changed and I found myself staying longer than planned. And now, the internal fight of where “home” is ping pongs my heart back and forth.

After living in Germany now for almost 4 years, I thought it was time to compile some helpful hints and clarify some things for any future expats out there looking to move to Germany or for people in general hoping to travel here. There is a huge misconception about how Germans are viewed. Most have […]

Moving abroad to some far off country is the dream of a life time we all wish we could do. If you have made the decision to move abroad, then the hardest part has been accomplished. Therefore, let me be the first to say what an amazing experience it is to live somewhere new and […]

If you’re thinking about selling everything, packing up and moving your life abroad, please do allow me to be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve already made the hardest decision and let me just say now how amazing of an opportunity it is! At some point in life, we all want to move away either […]

Soon I’ll be coming up on my 3 year anniversary of living in Germany and this crazy new life that is mine. 3 years ago I would never, ever have thought I would be living in Germany again, let alone this long with no intentions of returning home again. Time goes by so fast, especially when […]

Let’s just face it: Germany is an AMAZING country! I dare not say the best because each and every country we have ever visited is amazing in it’s own right, different and more unique than the last, but I can honestly say, after having lived in Germany twice now, it makes it hard to leave and even harder to stay away. Germany is loaded with amazing history, fantastic architecture, delicious food and so much more! Something must be said about the strict, rule book way of life Germans live by and without it, nichts wäre in Ordnung!

Leaving is always easy once you have decided to leave. But once you have left, there will always be a piece of you that craves to go home again to the things you know, love and miss. You can try all you want to recreate home in your new home town by decorating your house […]

Once you decide to move to Germany, you will embark upon a great new adventure with a lot of unexpected changes around the bend! Once you settle down in Germany and form a routine, new habits will take shape and before you know it, you’re almost a completely different person. Here is a little list […]

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