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Commuting on the Autobahn

Commuting on the Autobahn

I have already written a post about driving in Germany, and in it, I mentioned that I could probably dedicate a whole post to the Autobahn. Well, here is that post! Though, I’m not debunking myths as much as telling you how to drive without getting run over by an angry driver in a BMW (it’s always the BMWs).  Now I commute on the Autobahn daily, so I feel like I actually have some of the experience necessary to talk…

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6 Tips for Surviving Homesickness as an Expat

6 Tips for Surviving Homesickness as an Expat

Today we have a guest post by Alex Johnson from Currency UK. You’ve spent months planning and preparing for the big move abroad. You’ve applied for visas, found a new home and schools for the kids, started learning the language and spent hours on expat forums and blogs. Finally, you step off the plane and leap into your new life. But there’s one thing that threatens to get in the way: homesickness. Homesickness is a very common affliction. Almost every…

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Germany – via TakeLessons

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Germany – via TakeLessons

This article originally appeared on TakeLessons.com. Brooke Neuman is a German and Italian editor at TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects thousands of teachers and students for local and live online language lessons. Are you planning a big move to Germany? Whether you’re moving because you got a new job or you’re simply looking for an adventure, moving to Germany can be scary. In addition to being thousands of miles away from your closest friends and family, you’re in a country…

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My Top Twelve Travel Tips

My Top Twelve Travel Tips

I’ve been writing a lot about travel lately in preparation for my big wedding trip to the US at the end of the month. As I’ve been working on my travel posts, which mostly focus on packing, and helping my in-laws get organized for the US, I’ve been thinking about some other general tips that would be useful for travelers. I’ve also asked the Verlobter for some input, and he reminded me of a few things I hadn’t thought of….

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