Expat Life

  • My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving

    My Mom’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Expat Thanksgiving
  • Life in London: September and October 2018

    Life in London: September and October 2018
  • Two Years On

    Two Years On
  • Life in London: August 2018

    Life in London: August 2018

Travel Tips for Americans Visiting London from an American Expat

London is an incredible city for many reasons. You’ve made an excellent decision in choosing to visit here. It has been said that when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Having lived here for over a year now, I am inclined to agree with that sentiment.…

An Hour in Brussels, Belgium

On our way back to London from our fabulous weekend in Bruges, we had a little over an hour between our regional train to Brussels and our Eurostar departure back to St Pancras International. Since neither of us had ever been to Brussels, we decided to make the most of…

The Best Bars in London

London is a world-class city. There is something here for everyone. For those who like to enjoy a good cocktail now and then, London’s cocktail bar scene is among the best in the world, according to The World’s 50 Best Bars. The 2017 rankings named London home to the two best bars…

Bruges, Belgium in a Weekend

For Andrew’s birthday trip, we took off for a long weekend in Bruges, Belgium. With an old medieval city center, some of the best beer in the world and accessibility by train from London, Bruges was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away to celebrate. Unlike our trip to…

Where to Eat and What to Drink in St. Anton

Because St Anton is a village in the mountains, I didn’t have high expectations for the food options. We had heard of the legendary apres ski scene, so there would definitely be drink, but the food could be another story. Once we arrived in St Anton for a long weekend…

Tips for Surviving London’s Hard Water with Curly Hair

If you look back to some of my earlier posts, you’ll see that I struggled A LOT with my hair (and skin, let’s be real) after moving to London. The water here is extremely hard, which means there are lots of minerals in the water. This, unfortunately, has a drying…

A Long Weekend in Prague, Czech Republic

Real talk: when we travel, Andrew is the trip planner. He does the research on the places we hope to visit, figures out what dates make sense and books the trips for us, often months and months in advance. Eastern Europe has been high on our list and with some…