No One is French in Atlanta

I don’t know of many people who step out of a plane in Atlanta and expect to be accosted by the multi-lingual, cosmopolitan sounds that one might encounter in Heathrow. I didn’t expect that either. That was my mistake. Every once and awhile (ok, maybe every week) I feel like the coolest kid on earth…

Guest Interview – My Ordinary Legend

This week’s guest post comes from My Ordinary Legend. Jessica explains: ‘I have always been a voracious reader and writer and after a year and a half of working with nothing but numbers, I have decided to see if I can still manage to string together a coherent sentence or two and hopefully provide some…

Why Everyone Should Try Cod Fish on their Next European Adventure

If you’ve seen Peter Pan and you’re an English speaker then you’re familiar with the line, “Hook is a cod fish!” Well, that’s great, but what does that mean? Clearly you understand the insinuation that a cod fish is nothing threatening and probably a little lacking in the mental facilities department, but seriously, of all…

Why Is Paris Not the Most Overrated City in the World?

“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast You know that old familiar saying that goes, “Everyone has two countries, his or her own — and France.” Well, as hard as you try to distance yourself from this…

Which Takes Better Travel Photography – Phones or Cameras?

Ladies and gentlemen, the iPhone7 has been released – and, hype be damned, you probably already know if you’re going to purchase one or not. At this point in the game you are probably either so over Apple that you’ve moved on never to be seen again, or you exist at the other end of…

I Am Never Really Lost, I am Just in Transit

By now, even if you haven’t actually read Lord of the Rings, you’ve seen the quote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Yes, that quote, the one that every traveler likes to put up on their Pinterest and Twitter accounts. However irritating it can be to see that phrase for the umpteenth time, it…

Traveling 101: How to Sleep on a Plane

Full disclosure: This is a life skill I have yet to develop If you are over 5’2” (157 cm) and try to sleep on an airplane, I wish you luck. Truly. You know what it’s like. You board a plane and suddenly you’re in a vacuum-sealed incubator. Unfortunately, it’s not an incubator of ideas, but…

Throwback Thursday: Thailand

Once upon a time, I rode an elephant. Yes, it was so magical that I had to start the story with a fairy tale entrance. However, don’t be fooled. It only sounds like a magical moment because you’re missing the story. In Thailand I had no GPS. Look, I’m a child of the ‘90s, my…

Expat Life: Why Move?

Leaving home is never easy. It was rough when I went to college and it was even worse when I got my first job. So why in the world would I volunteer not once, not twice, but three times to become an expat? I remember sitting at my desk job surfing the Internet and thinking…