LanguaGist: German

Welcome to the LanguaGist series, where I teach you the basic words and phrases you’re going to need when you visit a country where you don’t speak the language. In this post: German!

Traveling While Racially Ambiguous

My entire life, people have been trying to guess what race I am. It’s usually one of the first questions anyone asks me, from doctors to new coworkers to random people at the bar. This racial ambiguity can be both a blessing and a curse when I’m traveling by myself. In this post, I explore how the color of my skin influences the way I see (and travel) the world.

How to Make a Full-Time Salary While You Travel the World

“How can I travel and make money at the same time? How do I do it without making money from a blog? What if I’m not in a creative field?” These are some of the questions I asked myself when I was thinking about the logistics of becoming a digital nomad. If you’re thinking about making the leap, check out this post!

Serendipity & Slip-Ups: Running from the French Police and (Almost) Being in the Tour de France

The first installation in the Serendipity & Slip-Ups Series is the story of how failing to research current events can lead to a near miss with the French police, some good old fashioned impromptu urban parkour, and the closest I’ll ever come to participating in the Tour de France.

Defeating Dread: How I Overcame My Flight Anxiety

I had a massive panic attack every single time I flew. I was the girl sobbing and crying and screaming every time we hit a little turbulence. In this post, I detail how I finally got over my debilitating fear of flying for good.

Staying Productive on the Road

Can’t seem to find the balance between exploring your new country and getting your work done on time? It’s the constant struggle of digital nomads. Here’s how I stay productive while also making time to see the beautiful place I’m traveling in!

12 Essential Tips for Doing Paris Like a Local

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Paris and I’ve found that almost none of the negative stereotypes about Parisians or their beautiful city are true. Almost everyone I’ve met in Paris has been unfailingly kind, nice, and complimentary. In this post, I share the secret to getting every Parisian to like you immediately and other tips for successfully navigating the City of Light.

How to Choose the Best Seat on the Airplane (For You)

Whether you’re an anxious flyer like me or you fall asleep as soon as the wheels leave the ground, where you sit during your flight can make or break your experience. Check out this article for how to find your ideal seat on the big metal bird!