Browsed by
Category: How To

Our Favorite Apps for Living Abroad

Our Favorite Apps for Living Abroad

We live in a Smart world, where information is available at your fingertips. But when you’re abroad, having the right apps can make all the difference in your life. Today, we’re discussing a few of the apps we like the most. Some you can use at home, right now! Others are more useful when you’re on the go. Intrigued? Read on! (Note, we’re not getting paid for any of these. We just like them and want to share.) MealBoard Platform:…

Read More Read More

Perfecting Your Budget: Part 2

Perfecting Your Budget: Part 2

Hello, dear readers. It’s me, Colin, back again to talk about budgeting. If you haven’t yet, check out my previous post on how and why you should be budgeting. This post is all about how to take your budgeting to the next level and become a guru. Remember, you own your money, not the other way around. And your cats own you. Let’s get to it. Software When I was researching budgeting software last year, the major contenders were Mint…

Read More Read More

Starting a Budget: Why and How

Starting a Budget: Why and How

Hi faithful readers! Welcome back, it’s Colin, here to talk some of the boring but hashtag Adulting stuff. Budgets. I’m not trying to lecture here, just inform. It’s taken us a while to figure out a system that works for us, so I thought it might be nice to pass along that information. I didn’t have a budget for a few years after college. I didn’t think I needed one. I was in the lucky position of having a well-paying…

Read More Read More

How to Win at German Christmas Markets

How to Win at German Christmas Markets

It’s late November, and here in Germany that means Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindlmarkt) are just around the corner! If you’re ever in Germany in December, or just want to live vicariously through us, here is our guide to getting the most out of the season. What to expect If you’ve never been to a Christmas market, know this: they are the epitome of Christmas cheer. Typically setup in a square or along a major street, the street market is made…

Read More Read More

Hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini

Hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini

This last May, we took a trip to Greece with Katarina’s wonderful mother. We spent a week gawking over the Pantheon, exploring Crete, sipping wine in Santorini, and eating as many gyros as we could. But, through all of that, one activity definitely stood out. Using the (occasionally dubious) advice of Trip Advisor, we decided to hike from the capital city of Fira (or Thira) to Oia on Santorini. The hike is about 10km and takes you along the crescent rim…

Read More Read More

How to Move to Germany with Cats

How to Move to Germany with Cats

Cats on a plane. Does that sound worse than snakes on a plane to you? The idea is cute. Snuggly little cats enjoying travel and living their best lives! The reality – two cats for a total of fourteen hours of travel – was much more scary. Yet, that’s where we found ourselves almost a year ago. We had decided to move to Berlin, and there was no way we were going to leave the cats behind. The good news is…

Read More Read More