The State That I’m In

I started telling her my backstory. How I stumbled into this industry from a double liberal arts degree. How I moved to California on a whim, because of some obtuse connection between a tech company and a hidden strand of thematic pulp from my Honors Thesis. How I still loved California, had a lease on an apartment, and really missed being in a place where the concept of a burrito had been fully fleshed out, deconstructed, and rebuilt anew. I told her about how I was only supposed to be in Dublin for 1 year, and then – “You met a girl,” she interjected.

From Berlin to Chongqing

Marten talks about his acclimation and adventures in a foreign place which quickly became an unexpected home away from home. 

Understanding What Happened Here

Since living here, I have learned that is extremely hard to wrap my head around what exactly happened here, and I am not sure if I ever will.

Same, Same But Different

A typical dinner for my German family obviously consists of Schnitzel, potatoes and beer. To spice things up, one day I decided to invite my American boyfriend over when he only knew about 10 German words. The conversation went something like this:

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

For the first time, I’m opening up about my experience as a transracial adoptee. Follow me as I take you through my personal experiences living in Canada, China and Germany!

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

My name’s Mike and I’m an American Expat living in Germany. I’ve got an overdue tribute to give to a man that I’m sure you’ve heard about. A man who suplexed the food industry on its head long before the likes of Salt Bae or Action Bronson. A man who didn’t get his big break…

Culture, Travel & Human Connection

Two adventures converge in one conversation:  Follow Carl at @Carlwearsprada & Chris at @Chris.Bellizzi , @Twooguys , Christopherbellizzi.com   Carl: “I spend my days writing code as a software developer in New Jersey, but every other moment I’m awake now is spent obsessing over trying to reach out to more people and raise awareness about issues I think need more visibility. I…

Finding Home

My name is Carl Conroy. I would say my life has transformed in a number of ways in the last couple years and I am surprised after thinking about it to the point where I could fit it into a blog post people might actually want to read. If you didn’t already know, I was…

Franky Aguilar

“Franky is a young filmmaker/ photographer working as a post-production assistant in Los Angeles. It’s been several years since I’ve seen him in person and all along the way I’ve been stalking his incredible adventures from around the globe. We spoke to put a voice and story behind some of Franky’s videos and pictures.” -Mike…

Why You Should Get Your Ass Kicked

Eagerly accepting an offer to graduate school, I hopped on a one way ticket and touched down in Germany in October 2016. There I navigated through a sea of words like Siebentausendzweihundertvierundfünfzig (7,254) and got settled in. Naturally, I began my time in Deutschland like any student abroad, drinking my way through Oktoberfest, gorging myself…