About - cherylhowardcom

About cherylhoward.com

cherylhoward.com is here to inspire you to travel more or move abroad. It’s geared to people who love to travel and want to experience destinations on a deeper level. This blog offers detailed travel guides to various European and North American destinations and features cool and alternative things to do. This blog also contains comprehensive living in Germany guides for those looking to move to Berlin, and is full of practical advice like how to find a job, make friends, get permanent residency, etc. 

cherylhoward.com has been around since 2010 and is the place I’ve chronicled my travel and living abroad adventures over the years. Now thousands of people visit monthly and see this as a “go to” place for guidance on European travel and life in Berlin. 

About Me 

Over 42,000 people follow my round the world travels and adventures at home in Berlin. My wanderlust has taken me 43 countries, stretching across four continents. Upon falling in love with Europe, I left Canada, quitting my job, selling everything I own, and moving to Germany. When I’m not jetting off somewhere, I work as a coach helping people move and find a job in Berlin (among other things). Read more on my FAQ page.

What to expect from this blog?

Overall, you’ll find detailed travel guides to specific place or advice on Berlin life. The articles are filled with photos to give you an idea of what a place is actually like, with the aim to inspire you to go there. All articles are written by me, unless otherwise indicated. I tell the truth, am always realistic, and I never write about places I haven’t been or pitch products I wouldn’t personally endorse. 

Mostly, I’m here to help you make the best of your trip or dole out advice that will make your move or life abroad a success:


  1. feeling the wonderlust myself brings me to your site…i look fwd to reading more than my time tonight allows…you are lovely and seem so cool..leap and the net will appear…casey

  2. @Casey – thanks for your kind comments. Hope you enjoy and will return to read more. 🙂

  3. I too have caught the Wanderlust Bug. I have planned a 1 week trip to Cuba in 2013 with my friends and after reading ur blog-post on your adventure in Cuba I’m even more excited/determined to go! But i couldn’t wait till 2013. I’ve decided to visit Rome and Florence in July this year spending a week in each city. Any suggestions of places to go and things to see?

  4. @OG – Thanks for visiting my blog and I’m so glad to hear that the Cuba posts were helpful. You will love it there!

    Drop me an email at [email protected] and I can send you some tips for Rome. 🙂

  5. Fascinating blog, Cheryl! Love your photos! Keep up the great work and travel safe!

  6. I found your blog just in time. I’ve been tossing and turning for the past few months, itching to move to Europe from the Philippines after having fallen in love with Barcelona, Oslo, Amsterdam and Budapest. I felt like I found my spirit animal in Europe. Berlin is also my city of choice. So thank you for your posts. They have been very inspiring and encouraging and made me feel like I’m not crazy at all (well maybe I am, a little). 🙂 We’ll be hanging out here on your blog more often!

  7. Hi Kristine,

    Thanks for your kind words.

    I certainly understand that feeling about Europe. I’m crazy about Budapest! Glad my Berlin posts were helpful and let me know when you make it there. Maybe we can hang out!


  8. Cheryl, I congratulate you for taking that risk and making that courageous decision, but where did you get the money from? I would love to follow your steps, but I have a job to keep. Anyway, excellent mission. Keep up the good work.

  9. Great inspiration to travel ! I am Thai from Thailand and have been an expat in many countries, travelling also for business and leisure to 45 countries to date. Looking at your audience demographics (mostly from US, Australia and Europe), it seems they would want to read about more of your travels in the other two thirds of the globe, Asia and Africa, which is not covered in your web. But nice to hear you are going/ will go to Thailand, as one of the 30 million visitors per year ! Cheers.

  10. Thanks so much for reading my blog Natapanu. That’s great you’ve travelled so much. I hope this first trip to Thailand leads to me coming back again! 🙂

  11. I just stumbled upon your wonderful blog and I also hope to do what you did….leave everything and move to Europe! Berlin is one of my favorite cities in Europe and I just started seeing a guy in Berlin, so who knows what the future holds! Thank you SO much for being an inspiration to us. Everyone NEEDS to travel more!

  12. Hi Cheryl, I would really love to visit my homeland of Bavaria Germany, any suggestions?

  13. Hey Ronda – I’m not as familiar with the south of Germany as I am with Berlin and area but I’ll try my best. Tell me more about what you like to do – cities breaks vs nature? Do you shopping, hiking, spas etc?

    I can also recommend Laurel from monkeysandmountains.com for more information specific to Munich and Southern Germany.

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