Category: personal blog

How to become a travel nurse in Germany

Curious about traveling in Europe & not having to put your nursing career on hold? then read below on how to successfully get a travel RN position in Germany. The position is in an American hospital/s so you don’t have to worry about starting to learn German or acquiring the equivalent of an RN license in Germany. This post may be helpful to military … Read More How to become a travel nurse in Germany

PCS’ing to Germany (Our experience)

Is it time for your permanent change of station?, in short PCS..have you found out you are moving to Germany?, well I hope sharing our experience can help you in your move here. My husband & I PCS’d in early august 2019 to Kaiserslautern Germany & there’s a lot I wish I knew before the move, despite my extensive research months prior to the … Read More PCS’ing to Germany (Our experience)

Traveling during the pandemic

Today is Monday, May 4, 2020 & I am currently on a flight to Frankfurt Germany which is now home for the next 3 years. I had traveled to the U.S (Kansas City to be precise) for FNP clinicals & got stuck there due to the worldwide pandemic. I remember chatting with my husband in late January about the coronavirus situation in China & … Read More Traveling during the pandemic


Surprising my husband with a trip to Swedish Lapland

Follow my blog with Bloglovin So unfortunately last year when my husband was deployed, I forgot to call and wish him a happy birthday on the actual day. I know what you’re thinking, worst wife ever! I know…but to backtrack a bit, I had spent the month prior gathering items to construct a box of special goodies I could send to the Deployment location … Read More Surprising my husband with a trip to Swedish Lapland

Copenhagen – One day self guided tour.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I put this list together the night we got to our hotel, shared it with my husband, and we tag teamed to see everything. Copenhagen is the easiest city ever to navigate, and their metro is truly a luxury compared to many other cities we have visited. It was also very easy to buy tickets from the airport for … Read More Copenhagen – One day self guided tour.

Swedish Lapland 4 day itinerary

*No affiliate links used. All recommendations are based on real experiences. I had initially booked an organized trip where the company (Nordic visitor)takes care of everything for you apart from flight tickets to Sweden ( price includes 3 days food, activities & accommodation) because I didn’t know anything about Sweden & frankly was a bit stressed out about the initial planning. They however canceled … Read More Swedish Lapland 4 day itinerary

What to do in London – 4 days

I recently went to London and stayed for 4 days. To be honest I was caught by surprise by how expensive & how big London is. I wished I had prepared a little better but I think I made most out of the 4 days I was there. Here are some tips that will make your life easy! Choose a good location hotel & … Read More What to do in London – 4 days

Home alone on Christmas

  Christmas is my favorite time of year but since moving away from home 9 years ago, I have found myself alone on Christmas Day a few times. Some have been by choice and some not. My favorite Christmas Day celebrations have been with friends over the years, and on some I spent at work. I found that spending Christmas with other people’s families … Read More Home alone on Christmas

Heidelberg Christmas Market Weihnachtsmarkt.

Heidelberg’s weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas market, has been my first and only Christmas market so far. The last 3 months have been a little crazy for me, trying to balance school & social/home life. The latter includes spending time with my husband, exploring Germany since we just moved here and the big one ( making our house feel like home). I decided to take a … Read More Heidelberg Christmas Market Weihnachtsmarkt.

Holiday recipe

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you live in the U.S & celebrate it. We were planning on just cooking for two, watching a movie & spending time together on this one, but we got an invite to go over to a friend’s house and nobody says no to a thanksgiving dinner invite. We didn’t want to go empty-handed so I … Read More Holiday recipe


Today is Ian’s and I anniversary (we met on a rainy 2012 Halloween night) and I found myself mentally going back to the good ol’ days in the pacific northwest. Tacoma will always have a special place in my heart because nothing beats the memories we had there, good or bad. I miss driving downtown via the scenic route so I could look at … Read More Nostalgia


View from the Schloss (castle). These last few weeks Ian has been working non-stop and I have been immersed in school work & unpacking our endless household items. I had promised myself that I would run at least 2 miles 3x a week or maybe do a daily long walk on one of the trails near us, but I found myself stuck in PJs … Read More Heidelberg