Ana Raab


During the summer of 2016, I traveled overseas completely on my own for the first time. Over the course of seven weeks, I wandered through Scandinavia exploring the Swedish heritage of my grandmother, made my way to Berlin by train, and confronted the stark beauty of Iceland—stretching myself along the way.

Follow my past and current journeys here.

Wiesbaden, Germany

Took a spontaneous weekend trip down south to visit an old college friend, John, and his new wife in a tiny German town called Wiesbaden. John's wife works for the US Marine Corp of Engineers stationed in Wiesbaden, so they now live in Germany for at minimum the next three years. John and I used to live in New York City together and it was fun to catch up over Bavarian beers steins and cobblestoned streets. We also joined a group of their friends for a day trip along the Alace wine road in northern France. I realize as I type this, how ridiculous that sounds. Oh you know, took a weekend trip and ended up roadtrip'ing to France for a day. "When in Rome," right?? These photos are not the best as they're from my iPhone, and certainly don't do the utter charm of small-town France justice, but you get the gist. Bright window box flowers and more flowers. Everywhere. Chin chin!