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5 Things I Always Have On Me

Hello my lovelies! I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m quite a nosy person. My best friend can ask me where something is and I’ll be able to tell her where she left it in her room. I especially love comparing the things people “can’t live without”, those curious objects that contribute to the myth of a girl’s “bottomless” handbag. Today I wanted to share my 5 things that you will always find on me (excluding wallet, phone, keys, etc.). This post is directly taken from what is currently in my handbag, I hope you enjoy!

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How To Pack Less When You Travel

Learning how to pack less has been a process that has taken me about two years to properly get a grasp of. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how many times I have cursed my over-sized suitcases, from dragging a 20 Kilo weekender across Amsterdam to lugging two 50 pound suitcases up 7 flights of stairs in Paris. However, after I recently completed a week-long trip (traveling across Germany and the Netherlands) with only a small carry-on, I felt that I was finally *ready* to share this post with all of you. So, voila, 5 tips on how to pack less when you travel.

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Best Day Trips From Munich, Part 1

One of the things I love so much about living in Munich is that the location is so central, making it easy to travel (even just for a day!). While I hadn’t planned on it, in the past year I’ve taken quite a few day trips, leaving in the morning with a coffee in the train and being back in time for bed. I’ve come up with a list and wanted to start sharing these place a bit at a time, as I accumulate more cities I’ve visited as well. In today’s post I’ll be highlighting Neuschwanstein, Augsburg, SalzburgNuremberg and Dachau. Enjoy!

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Cooking in College: Easy Quinoa Salad

I remember when I first moved out after high school, I was thrilled to begin culinary life on my own: picking what goes in my fridge, creating meals that want to eat. However, as most things go, turns out it wasn’t that easy. Three meals a day (that’s what I do at least), 7 days a week, the rest of your life. As you all can probably imagine, the last two years have been a lot of trial and error: very burnt stir fry, undercooked chicken, and my fair share of chopped fingers.

What has been the hardest though the past two years has been not getting lazy and staying inspired. Most days I’m out of the house from about 9AM-7PM, and when I get home at the end of the day, very tired and hungry, the bowl of pesto pasta or some pizza is always tempting. As is grabbing a sandwich at Uni (3-5 Euros a day does add up after all, as my mother always said). And I know I’m not the only one, every person my age (actually probably all ages) shares in these woes.

Thus, I wanted to start sharing some of my recipes on the blog. I’ve started to become much better not only at making meals that are more creative, but also in portions that are easy to pack for lunch or reheat after am 8pm lecture. Fellow students/impatient cookers/susceptible to too much eating-outers, I am here for you. As a general rule of thumb, I usually cook a portion that I eat immediately, along with 2-3 servings to eat the following days.

The motto for this new series is: Simple/inexpensive ingredients, easy instructions, quick prep time, delicious food. Also I wing a lot of things, you can always give or take a little. Enjoy!

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A Weekend In Utrecht

The last week of September I headed off to the Netherlands to visit a friend from my Au Pair year in Paris. Not only was it amazing to be reunited with such a dear friend, but I also really enjoyed getting to know the city she lives in: Utrecht, a bustling town located about 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam. We spent a wonderful few days exploring, stopping along the way to shop and eat. Today’s post is all about my favorite spots I discovered in the city, things you absolutely cannot miss out on. Enjoy!

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Tips For Starting College

Hey guys! First of all, I wanted to throw in a quick thank you here to you all. I received such positive feedback on my post last week, thank you for the love!! ExploresMore has been booming, and I am so so grateful for it. Now, on to the content 😉

Starting college is an incredibly exciting time. However, that might not stop some nerves from springing up. Starting Uni is a big step; most people move out of home, to a new place filled with new people. I moved not only to a different country, but to a different continent. It can be super scary!

Today I wanted to share some tips with you guys, things I wish I had known a year ago. Starting college is filled with so much change, and for those of your going through it, I hope that this post (from one college “newbie”, or, erstie here in Germany to another) can help you guys out.

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