The City of Misfit Toys

” a place where you are nobody, so you can be anybody”.

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24. When I was 18, I thought at 24 I would definitely feel like an adult. At 23 years and 360 days, I  feel slightly more experienced, but have more ” wtf am I doing” moments than ever before. For me, birthdays and New Years Eve stir up very similar emotions, but the birthday is…

Liebster Award

Super stoked to see this nomination for the Liebster Award, thanks for the love  AngesVoyage ! The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to come together and give each other virtual snaps. Rules are simple… After accepting a nomination, you: Thank your nominator and link back to their blog Create your own post including Liebster Award logo. Answers…

My Favorite (Non-German) Things in Munich

Sure, Munich is the essential German city. Iconic for the Oktoberfest, postcards of Lederhosen clad men and busty women in Dirndls riddle the shops. You are never far away from a biergarten and the architecture is something from a fairytale. Around Christmas time, the Weihnachtsmarkts fill the city squares with smells of roasted nuts, happy people buzzed off…

Half-Time Thoughts: 4 Things I’ve Learned as an Au Pair

For the past 3 months I’ve been living and  working in wonderful Ulm as an Au Pair. Each week I work between 20-30 hours taking care of an adorable 5-year old and do light chores around the house. In exchange, I receive housing, food, and a true opportunity for cultural immersion. I also receive 260…

Gezelligheid in Amsterdam

             Amsterdam was my gateway drug. No… not in that sense. It was a gateway to new, weird, enriching experiences. A place where your daily bike ride to work weaved over canal bridges and cobblestone streets. Where this this sex shop was next to that cheese shop and this one kindergarten thats next to “big mamma alley”….

Allgäu Autumn Ride

This past weekend a friend of mine and I headed down to Pfronten and Fussen to check out the mountain foliage. The area around the Upper Swabia region and down into the top of German/Austria border is called the Allgäu, and the landscapes are absolutely incredible. We took the train from Ulm to Kempten, then rode our bikes the…

#TBT

While the #TBT tag may be getting a little *old* (ha) , reflection is key to understanding yourself and growing as a person. We (hopefully) learn lessons from our past mistakes, as to make our lives easier for the future. Therefore every Thursday I’ll share an experience from traveling that maybe hasn’t happened to you…yet,…

Rad What?

…however in the grime of backpacking and budget travel, those moments of utter perfection are what bring light to darker, less talked about times in traveling. Like Thai prison.