Monthly Archives: June 2013

Review: DuoLingo

This past week I had more of a part-time work schedule, so I thought I would get serious about reviewing German before my class starts in July. My friend Caitlin suggested that I try DuoLingo, a free language learning website that she is using to brush up on Spanish. I was kind of skeptical, because […]

Ten Things: London

This is the third in a series of entries, in which I list ten things I want to see or do in various European cities. These lists are not meant to be inclusive or ranked, just a sampling of things I am looking forward to! (All images click through to their sources.) No, Sir, when […]

Thrift Store Finds: Travel Guidebooks

I love guidebooks. Even though they’re out of date as soon as they’re printed, include expensive hotels and restaurants I would never frequent, and all their information is available online for free, I love them. When I was a kid, I would check guidebooks out of the library on a weekly basis to imagine all […]

My Perfect Carry-On

After much research and deliberation, the carry-on bag that will be accompanying me throughout Europe just arrived in the mail. Its name is lil’ Blue, and we are going to be best friends. It’s the American Tourister Splash wheeled boarding bag! Since I will be making short trips (a week long or less) from my home […]

Wo/Where? (Part 2)

I want to show you the house where I will be living for ten months. When I first applied to be an au pair, I didn’t have a real sense of where I was going. Obviously, I knew it would be somewhere in Austria, but I had no way to picture it. I remember the morning […]

Wo/Where? (Part 1)

In five months, I will be moving to Krenglbach, Austria, population approximately 3,ooo people. I wanted to learn more about this village, both its current state and its history, so I did a little research. Krenglbach is a village located in the province/state of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) about 9 km from Wels, and 44 km […]

Ten Things: Copenhagen

This is the second in a new series of entries, in which I list ten things I want to see or do in various European cities. These lists are not meant to be inclusive or ranked, just a sampling of things I am looking forward to! (All images click through to their sources.) 1. The […]