Expat Living

Pros and Cons of Traveling Solo

I’ve been traveling throughout the Balkans over the past few days, and I’m always reminded of the trials and difficulties you can face when traveling alone—and, of course, some of the rewards too. Setting out on adventure on your own can be scary, frustrating, lonely, and can test everything you have when you find yourself in a difficult situation. I’ve …

Dealing with Homesickness: It Happens

I’ve recently been having a bout of homesickness. I’ve been in Italy almost exactly three months, and that’s definitely the point when I start to begin missing certain aspects about home. I’m greatly missing American food at this point, and it would be amazing if I could actually be content with my wifi situation (I’m very much not). Choosing to …