Hi, my name is Ali, and I’m a travel addict.
I don’t live a traditional life. The white picket fence, two-car garage, 9-5 cubicle world just wasn’t for me. So I chose not to follow that path.
I’ve been in love with traveling since I was 14 years old and took my first trip to Europe. After a trip to Australia, which completed my goal of making it to all 7 continents before my 30th birthday, I decided it was time for a change. I was stuck in an aviation insurance job that was crushing my soul, and I needed out.
Little did I know that the change would come in the form of meeting the man of my dreams in the most peculiar way, falling in love, getting married and moving across an ocean.
After a few years living in Freiburg, Germany, my husband Andy and I now live in Berlin. It’s a wonderful city with so much to explore and so much good food! Living in Germany has its ups and downs, but I enjoy being here, and neither of us can imagine moving back to the US.
On Ali’s Adventures, I write about my travel experiences in order to share with you what it’s like to visit other parts of the world. You’ll see travel budget posts, travel tips, and stories about my experiences. Often I travel with Andy, but I also leave him behind sometimes and take a few solo trips each year.
But this isn’t just a travel blog. I also write about my non-traditional life and how you can live unconventionally, too. You’ll find interviews with other inspiring people who are making up their own rules and doing the unexpected. I know it’s tough sometimes to go after things that don’t fit with society’s expectations, and I hope I can encourage you to take that leap anyway.
One of the ways I live a little differently is by working for myself. It was a struggle to figure out how to make a living after I moved to Germany, but I’ve found my groove with blogging. Despite the odds, I’m earning the majority of my income from my own websites, and I’m showing you how. Look for monthly income reports and other posts about my blogging successes and failures.
I also write about life in Berlin and Germany. Part of that is my Berlin International Restaurant Project, which involves trying one restaurant in Berlin for every country in the world. It’s my quirky way of doing something a little different, breaking out of my food rut, and exploring this city.
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If you’re looking for more travel advice, check out my other site, Travel Made Simple. There you’ll find info to help you plan trips, overcome your travel-related fears, pack carry-on only, and more!
If you are interested in working with Ali’s Adventures, you can find my media kit here.