A Non-Drinker’s Analysis of Germany’s Drinking Culture

In September 2012, I stepped foot into a foreign world of freedom and liberalism – German’s drinking culture. I arrived to Berlin after visiting Warsaw and Krakow Poland and Auschwitz. After reviewing the brutal mess of the 1940’s, I did not know what to expect. I noticed the young Berliners rebelling against conformity, wearing black […]

9 Things You Must Know Before Moving to Germany: Part 2

In Part One, I revealed my hectic move abroad. Changing comfort, and time, zones require countless deep breaths to overcome the many challenges. If you (or a friend) move to Germany, you must know these “rules.” Learn the Language – Before you move to Germany, learn the basic sayings. Those who learn the absolute basics […]

Things You Must Know Before You Move to Germany: Part 1 – My Story

You would think moving abroad for the fourth time would be easy? Only to one’s imagination would this move be easier than the last three. Each experience is unique and presents its own challenges. Although tough, I must say nothing can top the move to India where nervousness and fear kicked into full gear. To […]

Top 7 Reasons Why Germany is an Amazing Place to Live

After five months of living in Germany, my eyes have re-opened to compare and contrast cultures from around the world. At first, I experienced difficulty adjusting to the German culture. With the ability to speak five German words, I felt hopeless in succeeding my ADL’s (activities of daily living). I could not communicate and I […]

What Life is Like in Germany: The Thought & Opportunity to Move Abroad

I always dreamed of living in Europe. Cafes, culture, history and nightlife jingled my bells to life. During my collegiate days, I lived abroad three times, twice in Australia and once in India. In graduate school, I applied for every job known to man hoping to land a real job in Europe (not a bar or […]

Best Music Festivals in November and December

Best Music Festivals in November and December Posted on November 7, 2014 by Elizabeth Kovar Music inspires the soul to break free from stress, live in the moment and expose individuality and freedom. Concerts and festivals held around the world drum up global beats to please every music flavor and sound. This winter, escape the dull moments of […]

The 6 DJ’s You Must See Before You Die

The 6 DJ’s You Must See Before You Die Posted on January 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Kovar Electronic music lovers escape into a realm of progressive beats with genres such as house, deep house, electronica, techno, dance and drum-and-bass. No matter the genre, only a world-class DJ drugs ambient souls with bumping beats until sunrise. These legendary DJ’s […]

10 At-Home Surfboard Exercises for Off-season Training

Tips ‘n Tricks — December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am 10 At-Home Surfboard Exercises for Off-season Training by Elizabeth Kovar+ Are you suffering from surfing withdrawals during the winter season? If so, get back on board with off-season training in the comfort of your living room. Winter is the perfect season to train for summer pursuits […]

Yoga on the Beach

At the Beach — February 26, 2015 at 5:00 am Yoga on the Beach by Elizabeth Kovar+ Beach yoga is the perfect workout for sun-worshippers to exercise in nature. Catch a tan and burn calories as you flow between downward facing dog and sun goddess pose. Yoga on the beach increases strength and stabilization while performing […]