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Hi, I’m Ali

I decided the traditional life – you know, white picket fence, 2-car garage, working in a cubicle 40+ hours a week, 2.4 kids – was not meant for me. This idea of what’s normal did not fit with my dreams and life goals.

So I took a different path. One that doesn’t involve a traditional job or kids or even a car.

I’m a professional travel blogger, and I’m addicted to food tours and seeing new places. I’ve been living in Germany with my husband since 2011, and in Berlin since 2015.

On Ali’s Adventures, you’ll find stories about my travel experiences, travel budgets, my non-traditional life, and living in Berlin.

I haven’t been around here in awhile. Life got busy, and I’ve been focusing more on the websites that actually get traffic and earn me money to pay the bills and have more adventures. I loved telling my personal stories on this site, but it stopped being fun after awhile.

But I’m still blogging about packing tips, layover advice, travel planning, itineraries, and more on Travel Made Simple. And if you’re thinking of visiting Berlin, check out my site Berlin Travel Tips where you’ll find loads of local advice about what to do and see, where to eat and drink, where to stay, how to get around, and more.