Did you know that part of my heart lives in Scotland? I lived in Glasgow for a while while I was in college, and I was able to travel Europe some while I was across the pond. I’m sure this is why I felt an instant connection to Claire and her site World Traveler in Training. She’s traveling across the world the way I did, with eyes open, eager to see everything, with an eye on the details. You need to check out her site to see all the lovely photography of some lovely places.
And get to know more about Claire and her travels right here.
What Is Your Blog About?
I’m a US expat living in Germany, so my blog is about living abroad, traveling and the more interesting things in my day to day life. I take a lot of short flights around Europe, and I try to pass on all the little things I learn about where the best food is, saving money on flights and other travel hacks.
Also, Castles. There are lots of castles.
What Makes Your Blog Different?
I feel like often travel and expat blogs just show the glamorous side of travel, the beaches, the nightlife, the quaint little towns, the sparkling cities, the food (oh the food!) but the reality is, there’s lot of hassles, let downs, rain and time spent waiting for buses.
I’m not afraid to write about the things that went wrong, the boring museums and the mistakes we made, in the hopes that my readers won’t find themselves in the same situation. I’m also honest about the cost… traveling can get super expensive fast!
Where Do You Blog?
Sofa usually, sometimes at a desk
How Do You Take Your Coffee or Tea?
Both with milk and sugar!
I Couldn’t Live Without My [FILL IN THE BLANK].
Where Is Your Dream Vacay?
What is Your Guilty Pleasure?
Really horrible music, girly cocktails
What Do You Want The World To Know About You?
I’m a first generation American, and my parents are British. This means I have dual citizenship, but also that I mix in Britishisms when I speak and write.
For example, I say phones are ‘engaged’ rather than ‘busy’, a dog that’s playfully running around the house is ‘going crackers’, and I think I was in my senior year of Uni when I found out that most Americans say ‘dish soap’ rather than ‘washing up liquid’.