weekend warriors // an introduction to berlin

In March, 44 days after Trump was sworn-in as president, we took a long weekend trip to Berlin. These might seem unrelated, but, I assure you, they’re not. On this particular weekend, visiting the former seat of the Third Reich and home to another paranoid fascist felt fitting. We arrived on the same day he accused Obama (over Twitter, of course) of wiretapping his phones. Two days later, he signed a new executive order. This time, he was reinstating the travel ban and suspending the refugee program in the US. Despite the fact that this was my first visit, and in light of everything stateside, I shied away from visiting the city’s most famous sites.…

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the lazy girls’ guide to navigating a new city in a time crunch

When it comes to travel, we consider ourselves to have many varied areas of expertise. Need to know what cultural stuff you can skip in favor of eating your way through any given European capital city? We’re your girls. Wondering what IS the right amount of red wine to drink on an overnight flight so you don’t arrive looking like a zombie straight out of the depths of hell? You call us. Maximizing your time in a new city, cramming in as much wonder as you possibly can in 18 hours or less? Ehhhh…. that is just not our style. In news that will shock no one, we don’t really like to feel pressure to…

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oktoberfest for the post-collegiate

When we were in college and the hubs was studying abroad in Nice, he sent me an email saying that he was going to Oktoberfest with a few friends. Hearing from him during this weekend away was unfathomable, as these were the days before smart phones, FaceTime, and Snapchat. Lo and behold, on a Saturday afternoon in September, my dorm room phone rang and it was the hubs — entirely unintelligible, calling me from the phone booth in his hostel, via calling card. I don’t remember much of the conversation, but I know there was a lot of slurring, a lot of laughing, and later, a lot of pictures of him and a huge group of Americans, Australians,…

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germany: more than just beer steins & lederhosen!

While the start of autumn in the states means pumpkin spiced lattes and the reintroduction of oxblood & aubergine into every girl’s wardrobe, it’s a little bit different in Europe. In Europe, it means one thing: Oktoberfest. I’ve seen no shortage of posts going around on how to make the most out of your time in the tents and things not to miss in Munich (you know, aside from all of the beer), but what about your plans for before and after you binge drink the day (and night) (and probably day again) away? Explore more of Germany! Though Berlin and Frankfurt seem to be the biggest post-Oktoberfest stops for people visiting Germany, this summer,…

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