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Experience travel like a local.
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Top 20 Quirkiest Things About Berlin

Buskers on trains and outside of stations. Homeless guys hawking those random newspapers as a way to make a living. Occasionally overcrowded streets and traffic. There are things that happen in Berlin that happen in every major city. And yet, there are…

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A Day in the Life: Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden #visitsweden #travel

Since I love pretty much everything Scandinavian, I’d been wanting to experience Midsummer in Sweden for a while now, and this year I finally got to do just that.Like my experience in Munich for Oktoberfest, Midsummer happened for me because of the…

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Loved my time at USC, but wish I'd known Europe was an option! Here's my piece for Teen Vogue.

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Berlin, Los Angeles: Sister Cities with Weird Similarities #LA #culture #staycation #berlin #angeleno

Berlin and Los Angeles are sister cities that each have a special place in my heart. Part of the reason I moved from Los Angeles to Berlin was that these cities are similar in surprising ways. Both boast international and diverse communities, eclectic art…

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German Beer Has a Problem

Let’s start by saying that German beer is very good. There’s nothing like a cold Hefeweizen on a hot day. I’d even say that weisse beers are my favorite type of beers followed by ales and porters. And yet, German beer leaves many things to be desired.…

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Moving to Berlin: 7 Things I'd Do Differently #expatlife #liveabroad #europe #berlin #visitberlin

It’s been a little over six months since I moved from LA to Berlin, and to be quite honest, I’m still not completely settled. I haven’t posted on the blog as often as I’ve wanted because…let’s just say that I’ve been job hunting, and winter was the…

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Even though Christmas is over now, there are still a couple days left to enjoy Christmas markets in Berlin before they close for the year. In fact, the markets at Neue Heimat in Freidrichshain and Gendarmenmarkt in Mitte will both be throwing New Year’s…

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Why TransferWise is the Best Way to Transfer Money Abroad #expatlife #financial #money #travel

I recently discovered a new way to send and receive money from my family in America that I’m totally loving. It’s called TransferWise and it’s super easy to use. Whether you’re backpacking Europe, traveling abroad, living overseas, studying abroad, or…

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The 5 Best Burgers in Berlin, have you tried them all? #foodporn #berlin #burgers #germany

From fast food chain In-N-Out to Umami Burger, Los Angeles is home to some amazing burgers. I would argue the best burgers in America. So now that I’m living in Berlin, it seemed only natural that I immediately start hunting for the best Berlin burgers.…

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Why My First Time at Oktoberfest Italian Weekend was Awesome #beer #munich #travel #wiesn #oktoberfest

Oktoberfest draws hundreds of thousands of people to Munich from September 20 – October 5, 2014. According to many Europeans, the best weekend to go is the weekend of September 26 –  28, which is affectionately nicknamed Italian Weekend because there’s a…
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