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Packing for a Year Abroad

On Tuesday afternoon, I begin my trans-Atlantic journey toward my year as an au pair in Austria! It’s been such a long time coming, but now the flights (all five of them) are imminent, and all my last minute preparations are coming together. Mostly, packing. I’m only taking one suitcase and a carry-on, because I […]


I’m getting within spitting distance of my Austrian Adventure (dun-dun-DAH!), and I’m not totally sure that it’s sinking in. I was proud of myself for not being overly anxious, but then I started having dreams in which I try to order coffee, but when I say, “eine Tasse Kaffee, bitte,” the lady at the counter gives me […]

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 […]