Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

What do manners really mean? There are so many different cultures out there, one culture's polite could be another culture's rude. When I travel, I try to (or accidentally) adopt some of the cultural norms, and a few of them have followed me back home! Where they don't necessarily make sense and are seen as [...]

That night we accidentally stayed in a red-light district and didn’t die

That night we accidentally stayed in a red-light district and didn’t die

Aka the scariest* night of my (stable middle class coastal US) life. I mean, our arrival started off well. We were doing a 12 hour layover through Frankfurt. We were excited to see a sign at the airport that said du hast (we pretended it was related to the song), and our minds were blown [...]

Hikes and beaches you absolutely cannot miss in O’ahu

Hikes and beaches you absolutely cannot miss in O’ahu

Hawaii has everything I love in one place. Beautiful scenery, amazing food, genuinely friendly people, adventure. So for my birthday last year, I treated myself to a solo getaway. I wrote about the food after, but I forgot to write about some of the outdoor activities I liked! If this is your first time there, here are [...]