Tag Archives: planning

Plane Plans

You should know now that I love planning, especially trips. I spent my entire childhood checking travel books out of the library and making up imaginary itineraries. I can’t imagine hiring a travel agent. It would be like having a birthday party, but hiring someone else to eat the cake. For me, planning is an […]

Atlas Talk

This morning, my mother and I spent a long time looking at Austria and the surrounding countries in a National Geographic atlas from 1981. It was either an exercise in futility or an interesting lesson in recent European history… “Oh look, I’ll be right near the border with West Germany!”


Let’s get down to specifics. You are between the ages of 18 and 28. You have studied German for at least 6 months. You want to be an au pair in Austria. How do you go about it? Surprisingly, it’s not all that complicated. There are multiple ways to go about this, but I am […]


Mein Name ist Molly und ich werde im November nach Österreich ziehen.  English speakers, don’t be afraid! Although one of my main goals in moving to Austria is to improve my German, this blog will be in English. When I studied abroad in Northern Ireland for my junior year of college, I faithfully kept a […]