Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017

One thing I could never wrap my brain around when it comes to travel blogging — and blogging in general actually — is how narcissistic it is. Do people really like reading an abundance of first person pronouns? Does anyone really care for random selfies in front of famous buildings?  And yet, while being extremely … Continue reading “Life Snippets: The First Half of 2017”

The Lasting Changes of 2016

2016 was the year this blog became shockingly quiet. I had been struggling with finding balance in-between working, traveling, blogging, and maintaining a social life ever since I started working back in 2013, but my struggles have gotten worse since. Maybe not actually worse, but my priorities shifted more and more as the years passed. I’m … Continue reading “The Lasting Changes of 2016”

A Lesson on Happiness from 2015

Although the New Year is already a couple of weeks old, I’m still thinking about how I love the nostalgic last days of the old and first days of the New Year. As someone who over-thinks even the smallest words and gestures for decades, I’m glad it’s justified to cling to memories from the past … Continue reading “A Lesson on Happiness from 2015”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

On Three Years of Blogging

I remember when I was younger, I kept stumbling across phrases like “once you’re in your late twenties, you’ll be less insecure” all over the place. I don’t like clichés like that, but these days I feel like it’s actually true: With age comes confidence. A few years ago, I was constantly thinking about what … Continue reading “On Three Years of Blogging”

Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel

We had just ordered our pizza and were hungrily sipping on our drinks, desperately waiting for our food to arrive after a long day at the world’s biggest travel trade fair. It had been a day of small talk and business appointments, but as the evening commenced our press badges and business selves were slowly vanishing. … Continue reading “Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel”

On Being Content

When I look around, everyone seems to be so ambitious. Whether it’s people I barely know, or my closest friends, everyone seems to be striving toward something: To lose a few pounds, to graduate magna cum laude, to find the dream job, to gain more Instagram followers, to find the love with that everlasting spark. Being surrounded … Continue reading “On Being Content”

I Dreamed a Dream

“I dreamed a dream my life would be…” — these are the famous words Fantine sings in Les Miserables when she realizes that her life has absolutely not turned out the way she thought it would. Of course, I’m not comparing myself to Fantine’s horrible fate. But her words stuck with me nonetheless: I was 16 years old … Continue reading “I Dreamed a Dream”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2014 Edition

I was originally planning to turn December into Review Month. Because no matter how some other bloggers frown upon year review posts, I love them. I love looking back and being nostalgic. And I love pretending that my life had a certain theme in the past year. December overwhelmed me though, and I never got … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2014 Edition”