I’m Gabby, an irreverent California grown expat currently living in Amsterdam. After getting annoyed at the perfect picture painted on other travel blogs, I decided to start my own blog telling it like it is: both in my travels, and in what its like to live abroad. Why not save other people the headaches I’ve had, or at least give them fair warning ahead of time?

I’ve visited 21 countries and counting, and am always looking for the next adventure: I’ve skiied Austria, hiked the Lake District in the UK and have been washed in overhead waves in Indonesia. And… after living in the Netherlands since 2010, I’ve become pretty opinionated about cultural nuances.

My most popular blog posts:

The no-BS guide to Uluwatu – why you should go here instead of Kuta

5 things to do in the Hague, Netherlands

See Amsterdam like a local: Things to do in Amsterdam from local bloggers

Visit Sardinia: Why this Italian island should be your summer destination


North America



  • Morocco (Agadir, Taghazout)


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