Winter Impressions from Riga, Lativa

I’m summer girl through and through. At the same, I’ve been dreaming about spending New Year’s abroad (with Steffen) for the longest time now — but going on such a trip (at least within Europe) meant finally confronting myself with winter travel, something I had been putting off for years. Plane tickets were a little … Continue reading “Winter Impressions from Riga, Lativa”

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”

My USA Road Trip in Numbers, Instagrams, and Snapchats

In the summer of 2016, I did the craziest two week road trip across the Southwestern USA with Steffen, my favorite travel partner in crime — and although it already feels like a lifetime ago, I have so much to say and oh-so-many photos to show! We flew into San Francisco where we spent two full … Continue reading “My USA Road Trip in Numbers, Instagrams, and Snapchats”

Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016

A while ago, I stumbled upon a quote saying something like “whenever you want to say that you don’t have time, say you don’t want to make it a priority instead”. It may sound harsh, but it’s shockingly true: You can always make time for things that are a priority. And yes, in the last months, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016”

Five Essential Things To Do in Venice

I really thought I understood Italian cities by now. After my week-long art history field trip to Rome back in 2006, which was my first visit to Italy as a grown-up, I had returned to Italy’s capital in 2014 for several days and then visited Florence last year. I can order food in basic Italian and … Continue reading “Five Essential Things To Do in Venice”

Photo Essay: The Best of February 2016

You know, I wouldn’t even care if we had just skipped February altogether. Seriously, the month of February is just miserable in Central Europe — and it’s probably even worse in Northern Germany, because if the sun ever shows she does it in Southern Germany. Anyways, besides my best efforts and resolutions to stay positive, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of February 2016”

Photo Essay: The Best of January 2016

First of all, I didn’t mean to skip my December round-up, but I was so busy with domestic travel and holiday events that I didn’t find the time to write a single word. Then, January just swept over me in no time and December (and 2015 in general) already felt like it was such a long … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of January 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”

Photo Essay: The Best of November 2015

One Friday in November, I came home from work late. I was crashed and frustrated, because I too often feel like it’s impossible to keep up with all the smart and insanely ambitious people around me. I sat on the kitchen table for an hour that Friday, still wearing my winter coat, questioning everything I had … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of November 2015”