January 18, 2022

5 PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL IN 2022

Last year, after being quarantined to our apartment for months on end, I was finally able to start travelling again. It started out slowly, with explorations around our new neighbourhood, before making my way to London for a few weekends. In the summer, I was able to visit my family in the US after almost 2 years, […]

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January 11, 2022

TOP 5 BOOKS OF 2021

My reading goal for 2021 was 50 books, and wow did I find some good ones this year! I’ve always been an avid reader, but it’s become a bigger priority for me over the past few years, especially as I’ve noticed my screen time creep up and up. This year, I set myself a goal […]

December 7, 2021

CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH: 5 WAYS TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON

This festive season is here! Edinburgh Castle is festooned with lights, the Christmas market is in full force, we’ve had a small dusting of snow, and there’s an unmistakable feeling that something festive is in the air. After a bit of a quiet Christmas last year, it’s evident that the city is making up for […]

November 30, 2021

ONE YEAR IN EDINBURGH!

It’s been one year since we packed up our life in Sweden and moved to Scotland, and wow- time has flown by!  Moving to a new place in the midst of a pandemic has definitely been tricky; between obtaining all the right paperwork/covid tests, bringing the cats, putting our things in storage, and quarantining only […]

November 23, 2021

A SWEDISH GUIDE TO A COZY WINTER

Nobody does winter like the Swedes. When the sky is dark and the air is cold, there is no place better than being cozy at home. A word that I heard all the time when living in Sweden was how cozy, mys, everything was. Staying in for the night? Cozy! Meeting up with a friend for […]

November 16, 2021

10 SCOTTISH FOODS YOU NEED TO TRY

While I’m sure you’ve heard of Scottish classics like whisky and haggis, Scotland has much to offer in terms of traditional foods (yes, at this point I would call Irn Bru traditional). So whether you’re planning a trip to beautiful Scotland, or just interested in Scottish culture, these 10 foods are a must try! Curious […]

November 9, 2021

THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MOVING ABROAD

Most of the time, I love living abroad. I absolutely live for the adventure, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. I love taking every opportunity to travel, and love trying all the new foods and experiences. And most of the time it’s just that. I’m happy with my decision to live abroad and am […]

November 2, 2021

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO ADD NAPLES TO YOUR ITALIAN BUCKET LIST

Is Naples on your travel bucket list?  In September, my boyfriend and I joined his family for 2 weeks of sun and adventure in Italy. Some of the destinations we were lucky enough to see included Rome, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Naples. Naples, or Napoli is a city often looked over by tourists in favour […]

October 26, 2021

6 SCOTTISH WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Did you know that Scotland has 3 official languages? English, Gaelic, and Scots. These languages (particularly Scots in the lowland region, aka where I’m located!) remain a valuable part of Scotland’s cultural identity, and appear in songs, poetry, literature, as well as in daily conversation.  When we first decided to move to Edinburgh, something I was […]

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