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Lauren Maxwell

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Lauren is a 20-something American expat living in the Netherlands. She's a digital marketer for an impact investing company by day, writer by night, comedic improviser by weekend. She often writes about the differences between the American culture and the Dutch culture (sometimes European in general), with a focus on straddling the two worlds and not belonging to either.
University aspirations I couldn’t seem to shake When I was 19, I was convinced that I wanted to hop on a plane and fly to London to develop my own storytelling hour on some radio station. First I'd break into radio...
I'm starting a new three-part series about common misconceptions from an American perspective. While there are more than three misconceptions, I'm choosing to focus on the ones I've noticed as a tourist and as a local. The third of this three-parter focuses...
I'm starting a new three-part series about common misconceptions from an American perspective. While there are more than three misconceptions, I'm choosing to focus on the ones I've noticed as a tourist and as a local. The second of this three-parter focuses...
I'm starting a new three-part series about common misconceptions from an American perspective. While there are more than three misconceptions, I'm choosing to focus on the ones I've noticed as a tourist and as a local. The first of this three-parter...
On this date two years ago I had only lived in the Netherlands for 4 months and in honour of King's Day - a very traditional holiday celebrating the reigning monarchy - I've decided to dig from the archives...
I go to Munich a lot. In fact I have a week's worth of clothes, hiking shoes, my favourite Rituals shampoo, and my fuzzy bathrobe there. You could say that I'm a partial resident and that wouldn't be incorrect. I...
"I’M IN LOVE WITH CITIES I’VE NEVER BEEN TO AND PEOPLE I’VE NEVER MET.” Author and YouTube sensation, John Green, was once wrongly attributed to having written this quote in his book 'Paper Towns.' Even so, the romantic quote caught...
As I stray further and further away from the term 'expat' and closer and closer to the term 'immigrant,' I find I'm becoming too familiar in a land that was so unfamiliar to me not so long ago. Before I...
As I stray further and further away from the term 'expat' and closer and closer to the term 'immigrant,' I find I'm becoming too familiar in a land that was so unfamiliar to me not so long ago. Before I...
As I stray further and further away from the term 'expat' and closer and closer to the term 'immigrant,' I find I'm becoming too familiar in a land that was completely unfamiliar to me not so long ago. Before I...