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.

“What do you do all day?” (Expat in Goa)

I get asked from friends back home "so... what do you actually DO all day?" and I can see why since neither Ben or I have a 9-5 job. We have a lot of freedom to work when we want and options to travel or just decide to do nothing for the day (although we shouldn't). There

My India Journey Bucket List | India Journey Inspiration

Are you guys ready for some serious India travel inspiration?! This is my India travel bucket list. I've had things jotted down on my phone, computer, and random pieces of paper and just realized it's the perfect blog post topic! As I do things I'll link them on here so you can see tips to

Werkenntwen | A Year in Review & Some Blogging Tips

I always thought these blog birthdays were kind of dumb, and swore I wouldn’t write one, but a lot of what I thought this blog would and wouldn’t involve I was wrong about. Not only am I clearly writing one, but it’s a massive 1700 words including travel blogging tips (as if I'm at all

Ask Me Anything: Scared to Journey Alone

I have posted a few e-mails from readers before, under the tag "ask me anything". I'm going to be doing it more often. I get a lot of very similar e-mails which means there are a lot of people out there thinking the same questions. Why not address them to everyone? That is what inspired

That Time I Was Headbutted By a Cow in India…

A handful of bad things happened while in confusing and hectic Varanasi, and at the moment a cow threw me into a wall, I’m pretty sure I was thinking “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!?!” It was one bad thing too many. Here's what happened. Ashley, my fun lovin’ English buddy had just been pick-pocketed and was

“I Want to Quit Nursing to Journey” Tips for My Fellow Nurses

This post is for all my nursing readers. I know some of you are struggling with your jobs, or nursing school because you e-mail me about it, usually saying, "I want to quit nursing!" "I want to drop out of nursing school!" "How did you do it?" "Was your family mad?" I understand your feelings because

Why I Don’t Think You Should Quit School to Journey

I love the people who read this blog. It used to be like, 7, people. But now I have lots of college-age kids who check in for their daily dose of wanderlust. So, you lovely college readers, why does it seem like you all want to drop out of school!? I get about 5 e-mails

Home in Ohio & A VIDEO of Ben Shooting a Gun for the First Time

I’ve been back in Goa now for a week, just in time for a few months of monsoon that comes through like a Dementor sucking up my soul and stealing sunshine and happiness. Ok, it's not that bad. I was in Ohio at my parent’s house for almost six weeks. It was the first time