Category: Life As an American Expat

We Have an Announcement – Germany, Here We Come!!

So, this travel blog that I started a few months ago is about to become VERY different!!  Amanda & I (oh, and let me not forget our Barney) are officially moving to Germany the first of January due to at least a 3 year job rotation.  It's a fantastic opportunity both professionally and personally.  Since ...

TRAVEL TIPS: Airlines, Airports, & Security – Oh My! – What I Have Learned from Taking 114 Flights in One Year

In counting, over the past 12 months, I have taken 62 flights.  That's nothing, Amanda last year took 102 flights.  So, with all this air travel, I thought I'd do a quick post to offer air travel tips -- at least from a guy's perspective (i.e., no make-up, extra hand bags, and multiple sets of ...

Taking Our First Trip to Europe…Together – A Preview of a Life to Come

One of the best things about working for a global company is the travel outside the United States!  Amanda especially has to travel a lot to Europe, specifically Germany quite a bit.  Each time, my schedule would not allow me the opportunity to travel with her.  However, in May, our schedules worked out!! She had ...

Business Travel – the Best Way to See the World for Free

Have I mentioned how much I love my job and company?  Currently, I work as an internal Business Consultant supporting our business units to improve various aspects of their supply chain, business processes, and sales & marketing strategic development.  This position allows me to learn a lot about our company and I get to meet ...

Understanding Where Traveling All Began for Me

I've always loved to travel.  Growing up in Troutman, North Carolina USA, we were lucky.  We had the beach 4 hours to the east and the mountains 2 hours to the west.  The 'big city' for me was Charlotte, NC.  And, for awhile, that was the world in which my travels lived. My first real ...