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Welcome to It’s a Schmahl World! This is the blog about the adventures of Kathryn and Kim Schmahl, sisters who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, Kathryn is a graduate student at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and Kim is a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Liberia in West Africa.

Growing up, our family never went to on the same vacation twice. Every summer vacation, we went to a new place and traveled different parts of the U.S., from the Grand Canyon to Williamsburg to San Francisco. And then in 2002, when Kim was 13 and Kathryn was 10, our family went international! Thanks to our mom’s job, we spent a year living in Luxembourg and the two of us got our first taste of the world outside of the US.

Now we’ve grown up and have inherited our parents’ enthusiasm for seeing new places and learning about different cultures. The idea for this blog came to us a few summers ago while we were on a family vacation to Madrid and Paris, our first time back to Europe since Luxembourg.

We launched It’s a Schmahl World in 2016, while we were both recent college grads, living and working full-time in the Midwest, taking any chance we had to travel someplace new. The years since have seen a few changes in our lives, but we’ve continued to share our travels here. Now, Kathryn is a graduate student at IUPUI, and continuing to travel whenever she can and Kim is a Peace Corps volunteer, serving as a high school teacher in Liberia in West Africa, and sharing her experience here.

We’re excited to share our travel adventures with you!

You can contact us by e-mail at itsaschmahlworldafterall@gmail.com or follow us on instagram (@schmahlworld), twitter (@SchmahlWorld) and pinterest (SchmahlWorld).



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