New to Werkenntwen? This is where you can start to find blog posts that share more about my personal life including why I live in Goa, how I started blogging, and how I earn an income.

My First Ohio Winter Home in Over 5 Years

A few years ago, my parents had called from Ohio to India saying they were off work again due to snow and wind-chill. It was -32 degrees; so cold our dog couldn't walk outside without her paws getting stuck in the ice and snow. So imagine my surprise when I'm on the last of four

Ask Me Anything: Why Are You Still In India & Will You Ever Move?

I'm trying to write more of these "Ask Me Anything" series posts since I do get asked similar questions very often. I've been writing them down and slowly will write posts answering them. One thing I get asked a lot is "Why India?" There are a number of reasons I am still living as an

10 Quirky Things I Love About the Culture in India

You don't stay in a place as long as I have unless you really love it. It's been five years since I'ved lived here and 6 since I first came traveling here. India has its challenges not just as an expat or traveler, but for Indian people - but it has a unique culture that

Ask Me Anything: Will You Plan My Trip to India?

I've always loved to plan trips. For me, the hardest thing is just deciding which country to go to but once I know that, let the planning begin! A lot of you ask me "will you plan my trip to India" either by asking to hire me or by sending over your entire itinerary and