A Year In Review Where is Per

On June 2nd, 2013 I was sitting in the United lounge at Newark airport about to fly to the south of France for a summer of studying (read as wine drinking, dancing & tanning). It was my second time going to live abroad, but this time it was for 3 months instead of 6 weeks like the first time I went to study (read as skiing, beer drinking & aprés skiing) in the French alps of Chamonix. 

 Saying goodbye to the US. 2014. 

Saying goodbye to the US. 2014. 

-- FAST FORWARD ONE YEAR -- 

On June 2nd, 2014 I was sitting in the United lounge at Newark airport watching planes land and depart all day wondering where everyone was traveling to. I was on my way to live in a city I had never heard of to work at a company I really knew not much about. 

— FAST FORWARD ANOTHER YEAR — 

I guess life always works out how it is supposed to, because it is now June 2nd, 2015 and that city I had never heard of is a place I now call home (Dusseldorf), and that company I really didn't know much about is now apart of my daily life with people who I can now call my trivago family. A funny thing happens when you move away from everything you know. A sense of vulnerability kicks in which enables you to do things you probably wouldn't. It could be talking to strangers, eating dinner alone, exploring more - who knows.

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Either way, it has been a year since I moved across the world to Germany. First off, where the hell does the time go?  Secondly, I am currently sitting in my (new) favorite coffee shop listening to a language I still don't know - sorry germans - as I think about the past year and all of the adventures I have been able to experience, and more importantly the people who I have been able to laugh with along the way. 

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Within the last year WHERE IS PER has been read in 6 continents, 127 countries and over 2300 cites. It baffles me that people want to read my grammatically incorrect stories, watch my “uniquely” shot videos, or scroll through my photos. But I guess the point is to inspire you to travel. I hope everyone gets the chance to visit somewhere new as often as possible.


Here are a few of my favorite travel moments from the past year.
I am looking forward to another one. 


DUSSELDORF, GERMANY. JUNE 2014

World Cup Winnings, Beer Drinking & A New Home 

ANTWERP, BELGIUM. JULY 2014

Colossal Belgian Waffles, O Hotel & Vintage Shopping 

PARIS, FRANCE. JULY 2014

Cappuchinos, Couch Surfing & Colombians. 

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN. JULY 2014

Topless Tanning, Beach Massages & Solo Traveling 

MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS. JULY 2014

Gelato, Dutch Bikes & Cheese Stores 

BERLIN, GERMANY. JULY 2014

10 hours, Rooftop Bars & Convertible Cars 

TRIER, GERMANY. AUGUST 2014

Roadtrips, Schnitzel & Spritzers 

TIROL, AUSTRIA. SEPTEMBER 2014

Party Trains, Mountain Biking & Hungover Hiking 

CANCUN, MEXICO. SEPTEMBER 2014

Blogger Conferences, Mexican Food & Turtle Hatching 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. OCTOBER 2014

Design Sleepovers, Mushroom Picking & Sauna Swimming

TAMPA, FL. USA NOVEMBER 2014

Thanksgiving Eating, Beach Swimming & Family Bonding

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ST. MAARTIN & BVI DECEMBER 2014

Snorkeling, Tanning & Cruising 


hello there, 2015


CHAMONIX, FRANCE. JANUARY 2015

Rock Skiing, Powder Skiing & Apres Skiing 

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CARLINGFORD, IRELAND. JANUARY 2015

Reunions, Gambling & Fish & Chips

ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND. FEBRUARY 2015

Fondue, French Fries & Fresh Snow 

LUXEMBOURG. MARCH 2015

Exploring, Yacht Weeking & Coffee Drinking 

LAPOINT SURF CAMP. APRIL 2015

Surfing, Scandinavians & Sunshine 

HAMBURG, GERMANY. APRIL 2015

Getting social, Rooftops & Lake Runs 

ABU DHABI, UAE. MAY 2015

24k Cappuchinos, Brunching & Desert Surfing 

IRELAND. MAY 2015

Cliffs, Good Craic & Festivals 

Phew. That is a lot of traveling, a lot of sleepless nights & a lot of memories to last a lifetime. Oh & thanks to the friends who have come to visit me in Dusseldorf. Home is where your heart is, and close friends always make life more memorable. 

Goals For The Next Year? 
More Travel & More Collaborations. 

So cheers to another year, keep reading & keep on sharing. I promise to keep on traveling. 

Speak soon, 

Per 

 

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