Hi there, I'm Carly.
I'm a writer, translator, and world traveler.
I write long-form essays based on my travels to over 50 countries on 6 continents.
I started writing these travel essays as a way to remember the stories I didn’t ever want to forget, and as a way of working through the things I couldn’t.
My aim is to capture the best parts of authentic travel: the thrill of making it from Germany to Mt. Ararat on a motorcycle without a map, hallucinatory food poisoning in Turkey, almost getting tipped over by a pod of humpback whales in a glorified rowboat captained by a Panamanian named Jesus, getting trapped in a sweltering elevator in Athens, and following a secret map to a perfect beach in Thailand.
I’m an American based in Germany, my home base for the past six years, where I write, translate, and collect absurdly long German words everyday. My German husband and I run a local business and travel the world together, sometimes for work but mostly for pleasure. Many years ago, we fell in love on a two-month motorcycle trip to Armenia, through 14 countries and one self-proclaimed autonomous republic. Today, we live in a picturesque village (pop. 300) in the German countryside and spend about a quarter of the year on the road.
Please leave a comment on the site to let me know what you think. You can always get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!
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The Fine Print
All reviews and opinions expressed here are my own – there is no paid or sponsored content on this site. I love my day job and don’t earn my living as a travel blogger. Not that there’s anything wrong with travel blogging as a profession (it seems like a pretty cool job!), but that’s just not my goal. I want this to be a free and creative space to develop ideas and work on my writing without having to worry about customer demands, monetizing a brand, or optimizing my content for SEO.
I write on my own terms in the spirit of sharing and spreading information that all good travelers live by, and I hope the information here will help you plan grand adventures of your own!