Hello! Thanks for visiting my little travel site. I’m Brea and I am slightly obsessed with travel. Specifically I love writing about European and North American travels.

Way back in 2011 our little family at the time (pictured on the right) boarded a plane to Germany where we lived for the next six years. Spending our 20’s in Europe was nothing short of amazing.

For me it was a dream come true. I love travel, and Europe was my playground. I traveled extensively around our region of the world and during that time learned many travel hacks, little known places to visit, and really honed in my photography skills.

In all, we visited over 20 countries in Europe and were especially fond of Northern Italy, Austria, and France. We were within a few hours of the Alsace region of France, a few hours from the Alps, a five-hour drive to Prague, and a three-hour bullet train to Paris.

In 2011, just a few weeks after arriving in Germany

On this blog you can find all sorts of destination guides, weekend trips ideas, itineraries, and travel hacks for your next trip.

I strongly believe that traveling is attainable for everyone and not just for the few. I want to help you go from dreaming about your bucket list someday trip to making it happen! I’m not a budget travel blogger, but do love finding deals whenever possible. Why spend $300 when you can spend $50 (or nothing).

Tubingen Germany

When I started this blog, it was really like the wild west of the blogging world. No one really knew what they were doing (well, a few did…I wasn’t one of them) and people were still treating a blog like a private journal more than a business. Some of my first posts were quite hilarious.

Luckily since then, I’ve learned a thing or two about this whole blogging thing and the origins of this blog still hold true today. I created it to share my travels, inspire your next adventure, give insider information only a local would know, and provide valuable firsthand travel advice.

Today I am actively exploring my own backyard in Alaska and adding tons of new content. Be sure to check back as new content is added regularly.

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Where you’ve seen me

I’ve had my photos featured on Buzzfeed and guest posted on various websites. I was the German Category Expert Writer for Answers.com and have written guides and extensive copy for many companies.

Where am I now?

Today we live in Alaska, which is where I grew up and an adventurous place to live. We have also added to our family and now have a wild boy that keeps us on our toes! Travel is still one of my biggest passions (we go on a few trips annually), and now I also get to explore my own backyard year-round!

I’m not a full-time traveler and have no desire to ever be on the road full-time. I like to think that my style of travel is relatable (working around a full-time job) and I write all my guides with the reader in mind.

Want To Work With Me?

Guest Posts: If you are interested in working with me please contact me belowI am currently looking for talented writers to contribute to my website. I am interested in content that is travel or expat related, and also for travel photographers (amateur or professional!) who would like to have their content published.

Sponsored Posts: Please send an email if you’re interested in working with me on sponsored posts. As with guest posts, I am interested in products/intangibles that are travel or expat related, or related to photography. 

Contact Me

Email: travelingigloo [at] gmail . com

All blog entries are from my perspective and I am the sole owner of the written content and for all the images. This blog is meant to help inspire travel and to provide helpful information about living in Germany. If there is anything you want to know about, or any questions you want answered, please let me know. I am happy to help out!

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