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When stranded in Salt Lake City…

This summer I ended up for not even twenty-four hours in Salt Lake City – the capital city of Utah – three times. The city and it’s scene is definitely worth more than twenty-four hours but I will give my best to give you a little glimpse of the desert’s metropolis… Breakfast So let’s begin with the important things. THE most important thing in the day, if you ask me: breakfast. I fell in love with this local café and brewery that I dragged my boyfriend as well as both my sisters there. And even my parents, who we just brought toasts for the road where delighted! The Publik Kitchen Brewery has three branches spread over SLC, one of them being more of a restaurant, the other ones focusing on the coffee. If you are not restricted by allergies (like I am) and not too worried about calorie-counting (oughta occur)…

On Portland

It’s girls time! Since Sunday my sisters and I are „alone“ on the road. We left our parents in Sun Valley and have three weeks of road trip-adventures ahead of us. First Stop: Portland, Oregon. Simply driving across the Oregon border from Idaho had us all excited. As I had been driving for the last four hours we decided to change right at the welcome center. BEST. CHOICE. EVER. This magical little place has free coffee and tea plus brochures and magazines of all the places worthwhile seeing in the state. No need saying they had us at free coffee. So some of you might have heard about Portland because of the popular series „Portlandia“ – even though it did not make it to Germany yet. Or you may just know Portland because you heard that it’s a really cool hipstery place with a great brewery-scene – concerning both, the…

Falling in love with Utah’s wild side

After sharing my excitement for gorgeous Park City with you a week ago, I am now a week older and wiser and know: Utah does not only have some gorgeous cities to offer (watch out, Salt Lake City), but also stuns with its unique nature. Most people know Utah through Zion Nationalpark and Bryce Canyon, Moad and the famous Arches that are to be found on their license plates. But there are so much more gems hidden throughout the state! Ready for Dinosaurs: The town of Vernal This town is the legit home of dinosaurs. Or should I say ex-home? What I learned about myself: dinosaurs kind of bore me. I mean, their bones do. They’re just bones… But still, seeing a full-sized canyon wall packed with bones of all kinds of raptors was kinda impressive. Best roadsign I saw: And the pink dinosaur at the town’s entrance obviously filled me with…

Introducing: Red Wine and Cigarettes

I finally made it! I produced, processed and uploaded the first episode of my new podcast, Red Wine & Cigarettes. After releasing the first – german – episode last week I now, proudly (and a little scared) present the second episode of Red Wine & Cigarettes. All in English… let me know what you think in the comments!

Falling in love with Utah…

I got so lucky – being a journalist is definitely my/a dream job! BigLife Magazine has sent me to a trip with Turner Media to explore northern Utah! On-the-roading it, part one: Ketchum to Salt Lake City, 287 miles Utah is a state northern to Idaho, so it took me a good five hours to get from Ketchum – my current Homebase – to get to Salt Lake City, the capital of the state. Salt Lake is beautiful a and somewhat intense city. The streets are huge and parts of the city really set off the whole „Hunger Games“-vibe, with the big white Capitol building sitting enthroned on the hill, watching over the city. Here I met the whole group, there’s eight of us, five out of these people being journalists. We’re all from all over the place but mostly the American West, so I’m the only international one. From Salt Lake City…

Note to self

Sometimes we all need little reminders, notes to ourselves, to stay on our tracks and stay true to us. I got it when I stumbled upon this quote yesterday. So please take notes: Your guts know best. No matter what people say is right or wrong. No matter how perfect something seems. Your guts know best. You don’t owe anyone anything. Except for yourself. You owe yourself to stay true to you. To listen to your guts. To do what feels right. And to trust yourself. Always. Because no one knows you better than you know yourself. And last and never least: Everything happens for a reason.

Sharing good news or A brief declaration of love to the New York Subway

I have a confession to make: I love taking the subway. I know, it can be gross and annoying and crowded and disgusting. I used to hate it when I lived and work here and basically took it every day at rush hour PLUS had to transfer at fucking Times Square on a daily basis – which is a New Yorkers nightmare – but still, I just fell in love with it all over again. It’s an adventurous place to be! There is hardly a better place to do people watching. Overwhelmed tourists, flirty couples, kids asking their parents questions (One of my favorites would probably be „Mommy, what holds the sky up?“). I like the old people. And the really young ones. I like the busy people. I love how it confuses people when you smile at them. How thankful they are, when you do.  I love seeing these people and…

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

What better place is there to write about Goodbyes then on an Airplane. I haven’t decided yet if I want to continue blogging in German or if I’ll switch to English for the following month, as I will be in America anyways and want to practice my writing. Sometimes fragments of sentences, phrases and thoughts come to my mind and long to be written down. This basically happens whenever I get inspired to write. Most of the time they are German, obviously, as I was raised here, educated here, have most of my friends and live here. Lived, for now. As this airplane I am sitting in is taking me no place less than New York City. My Nirvana, my Neverland. I decided to turn this blog, my little space on the Internet into more of a personal space where I share the adventures that await me in the crazy…

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