I’ve always been fascinated by the European lifestyle. I love to travel and explore new places, but I also like the idea of having a solid routine that revolves around food, culture, and language. So in this post, we’ll look at some of the ways an American can live like they live in Europe.
Visit European cities
- Visit European cities.
- Visit museums and art galleries.
- Try new foods and drinks that you’ve never tried before, like sauerkraut or dark chocolate with almonds.
- Stay in a hostel, where you can meet other travelers from all over the world who will be just as excited about this adventure as you are!
- Go on a walking tour of your new city–it’s fun to see everything on foot! You might even want to explore by bike instead: biking tours are popular among tourists because they allow them to experience everything more quickly than if they were walking (and also get some exercise).
Learn a new language
Learning a new language is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture. You’ll be able to make new friends, learn more about the country and its people, enhance your career prospects and even travel abroad. If you’re looking for an opportunity that will allow you to live like a local while still being close enough to home (so as not to miss out on anything), learning a new language may just be what you need!
Cook with fresh produce
Cooking with fresh produce is better for you, your wallet, and the environment. Fresh produce is more nutritious than frozen or canned options because it’s picked when it’s ripe and full of vitamins and minerals. It also tastes better–you know how sometimes when you eat a tomato that came out of a can or bagged salad mix? It doesn’t taste like much at all! You can get delicious tomatoes at farmers’ markets or grocery stores in America too (if you live near one).
The benefits don’t stop there: cooking with local ingredients supports sustainable agriculture practices by reducing your carbon footprint and helping small farms stay afloat by providing them with customers who are interested in what they have to offer.
Try new foods and drinks
Try new foods and drinks.
If you’re a European, this one might be easy for you. But if not, it can still be done. You don’t have to go out of your way to find the most authentic cuisine from Europe; just try something new! Try foods from different cultures or countries that are popular in Europe but not so much here in America (for example: the amazing German bratwurst). If your goal is specifically to eat food like Europeans do, then check out some recipes online for inspiration on how they prepare their meals–you’ll probably find some fascinating variations on what we consider “normal” food here in America! And as far as drinks go… Well… It’s hard to beat wine (or beer).
Cook European food at home
The first step is to buy fresh produce, herbs and spices. You can find these at any supermarket, but if you’re looking for something more authentic then head over to an ethnic grocery store.
Next comes cooking with wine and olive oil–experiment with different varieties and brands until you find something that suits your taste buds!
Finally, learn how to cook the perfect steak (or fish) by following these simple steps:
- Season meat with salt and pepper before grilling; this will give it flavor while sealing in moisture during cooking time so it doesn’t dry out as easily later on when placed inside oven-safe dish filled halfway full with hot water while baking time expires (about 12 minutes per inch thickness).
Make time for coffee and cake in the afternoon
What better way to relax after work than with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? The European tradition is to socialize with friends and neighbors over a cuppa joe, and it’s one we should adopt in America. Not only does this allow you to get out of the house and enjoy the company of others, but it also gives you an opportunity to meet new people in your community–and those random encounters may lead somewhere unexpected!
If you’re looking for inspiration on where exactly you should go for this afternoon ritual, look no further than our list:
Travel Europe, Lifestyle
- Travel Europe, Lifestyle
Europe is full of cities that are a joy to visit. Paris, London and Rome are just a few of the great places you can go for a weekend trip or even longer. While you’re there, take some time to learn about the culture by speaking with locals and eating at restaurants that serve authentic cuisine. You’ll be amazed at how much more you’ll appreciate your own country when you return home!
- Learn A New Language: Learning another language can help open up your world by giving you access to new experiences and cultures. Whether it’s French or Spanish or German (or any other language), learning another language will make all the difference in how much fun and adventure life has in store for us!
So, if you want to experience the European lifestyle in America, there are plenty of ways to do so. You can visit European cities and learn about their culture by visiting museums or going on tours. You can also try new foods and drinks while learning how they’re made by cooking at home or at restaurants that serve dishes from around the world!