When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

They're lying!!!! OK, maybe they're not lying, but they're confused. I've been teaching English privately for a few months in Germany. I mostly teach kids and sometimes adults. It's been amazing to see how enthusiastic Germans are in teaching their kids English or learning for themselves. I am a 1-1 tutor and offer your basic … Continue reading When Germans say their English is ‘not so good’…

A note on accessible cities

While living in Germany I've been able to experience the presence and lack of accessibility throughout Europe. Additionally, while writing my thesis on refugees with disabilities migrating to Berlin, I learned of new accessibility barriers. For example, the idea of urban planning for housing for refugees with disabilities. How do we create livable cities for … Continue reading A note on accessible cities

4 Great Things About San Sebastian

In early August I traveled to San Sebastian, Spain. It was a bit of a reunion trip with some girls I met while working in Indiana at the Bradford Woods summer camp. A few of us are American and two of us are Irish. We thought Spain would be a great place to meet. I … Continue reading 4 Great Things About San Sebastian

A quick Italian adventure

I've wanted to go to Italy for a few years now. Probably because I love pizza and wine! My friend from high school was marrying an Italian this year, so I thought this was a perfect time to go. I flew into Naples and then traveled on south to Sapri and Vibonati. Naples surprised me … Continue reading A quick Italian adventure

That one time I was in a wheelchair

Surprise! I'm in a wheelchair 🙂 Sometimes I like to be a little sarcastic. I originally started this blog to share my European travels, but also to share the 'rolling escapades' of traveling in a wheelchair. This post will be dedicated to some recent funny, annoying and interesting experiences I've had. Public Transport: I mentioned … Continue reading That one time I was in a wheelchair

A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

I grew up in Columbus, Indiana; a mecca of globally designed, architectural phenomena. Although, I think I have only recently began to appreciate the meaning of having such masterpieces available in Columbus. I currently live in Europe, where many of these famous architects began their work. If not from Europe, their art has a large … Continue reading A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

‘One Step’ away from beer, coffee and shopping

I'm not shy about the fact that I knew very little about Berlin before moving here. I found that it was a bit more exciting going into a new city with an open mind. One thing I obviously did research on was the city's accessibility.  One of the main reasons I chose Berlin was for … Continue reading ‘One Step’ away from beer, coffee and shopping