A place to get away…

I know I don’t normally discuss the touristy stuff here on Living the American Dream in Europe, but it is at times a part of the experience, just like being silly and obsessed with things from my home culture, so here we are. Over the weekend my husband had a birthday and to counter the evils or fun of the night of (depending on how you look at it), we spent Sunday exploring a very small area of the Eifel region near Trier Germany. My husband found Berg Ramstein near a small village and thought it looked easy enough to trek to and around in less than one day, so off we went. Continue reading

“[insert your country/continent here]…is like a trap.”

In the November 2011 issue of Delano magazine (Luxembourg), writer Aaron Grunwald, interviewed Eleonora, a Brazilian expat who has lived in Luxembourg for the past eighteen years. One of her first comments in the interview was that “Luxembourg is like a trap, a gilded cage. The moment you come, you always think, ‘I’m going to leave in three years.’…Everyone does, it is just so easy to live here…” After living in Europe now for nearly three years, I would have to agree with Eleonora.

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Ten things Americans do to save money..

I subscribe to many blogs and newsletters. One in particular I often find very interesting, partially because it is from Tawra Kellum & Jill (last name unknown) at  Livingonadime who also publishes: a newsletter, blog and e-books (which they do have physical copies they can mail to you [in the USA]) called Living on a Dime. Continue reading