about me

Hi! My name is Emily Stuebing and I’m a translator and fashion designer, traveling the world in my designs. I also speak 4 languages, play the ukulele, have a background in neuroscience research and coaching Special Olympics, and am a published poet. 

Though I clearly have many hobbies, none of them seemed like career-material and I never considered myself to be really good at any one of those interests. Plus, I always felt a little different and weird for having so many unique hobbies. 

Travel, however, was the one common thread throughout all of my hobbies because I’ve done all of those things while abroad. What I found out is that, combining travel with your hobbies and passions, and interacting with locals along the way…those are the components that make for the most unique and incredible trips that you’ll never forget.

By sharing my travel tips and current favorite hobby–making the clothes I travel in–I hope you feel inspired to let your interests shine as well, no matter where in the world you are.

P.S. If you’re interested in learning how to make designs of your own, I want to show you just how easy and doable it really is! I hope you try out some of these tutorials, because wearing clothes you’ve made all on your own is seriously one of the best feelings there is.

P.S. — You can contact me at emily@travelwithstuebing.com

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From the very beginning of my life, I didn’t fit into any certain category. Being a German-American dual citizen who went to school in the states and traveled to Germany over summer and winter breaks, I was different from my friends. In the states, I was the only one in my class who spoke German and identified so deeply with another culture. While American friends have called me “the German,” and even though I felt German since we spoke the language at home and practiced German traditions, my friends there didn’t consider me one of them either. So there I was, not fully American, not fully German, not sure where I fit in to be honest.

Throughout my life I’ve had such varied hobbies and interests that I continued to feel out of place. No, I wasn’t in band or choir, but I could play the piano, the ukulele and sing. No, I didn’t get a degree in the sciences, but I did do four years of neuroscience research. No, I’ve never necessarily been described as a fashionista, but I did make clothes of my own on a sewing machine.

And in addition to all those interests, I was a Special Olympics coach for five years, I was the only one of my friends to travel with any sort of frequency, I worked and volunteered as a Medical Interpreter for a couple years, and I learned to speak two more languages–Spanish and Portuguese.

SO….where the heck do I fit in?? That was the question I always seemed to be asking myself and, in creating a blog, was a question I had difficulty answering and narrowing down to just one niche.

Because one niche? That’s just plain not who I am! And if you’re here, I’m guessing you’re the same way.

We are multi-dimensional people who can’t be shoved into any single box or category. We’re unique, we’re motivated, we’re talented…we’re ourselves!

That’s why I decided to make this blog about ALL of my current interests, hoping to inspire others to embrace the hobbies and skills that set them apart from others. This is for all of us who can’t be defined and often feel like we don’t fit in.

Again, this blog is for you and you can view it as your place to connect with others like yourself.

Let’s show this world what interesting and unique people we are!

1) I have the first 314 digits of pi memorized (perfect amount, amiright?!). Weird, I know. But it once got me a free upgrade to first class on a flight from Mexico to Chicago after having a chat with the pilot. Knowing pi gets you places, I’m telling you!

2) I speak English, German and Spanish fluently, plus can hold a conversation in Portuguese.

3) My drink of choice is scotch.

4) I sing and play the piano and ukulele, and have even been known to sit on random street corners to sing and play my uke. Once I did just that in Dublin to raise money for a homeless man.

5) On my 21st birthday, I met my goal of traveling to 21 countries by the age of 21. I’ve since traveled to nearly 30 countries.

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Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” —Oscar de la Renta

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