I changed a lot in Berlin... like, a LOT a lot.
I traveled to Berlin in partnership with Marriott Rewards for episode one of their Snapchat series, "6 Days 7 Nights". While exploring Berlin, and enjoying the amenities at Marriott's Moxy hotel, I was challenged to step outside my comfort zone and eat adventurously. As the self-described world's pickiest eater, giving up pizza in favor of frogs legs was one of the greatest challenges I've ever faced. Did I succeed? Check out the video below to find out!
I love being on-camera. I'm an actor. I've trained my whole life for this. So to be honest, even in my drowsy state, stepping off the plane in Berlin and immediately into the first shot of "6 Days 7 Nights" was right in my wheelhouse. And no underestimation! I remember it clearly: my best friend Emily and I touched down in Berlin, grabbed our bags, and began our search for the two gentleman who would be coordinating our schedule and shooting footage of me for the entirety of my work trip. It wasn't hard to miss them as we stepped through the rotating glass doors of the airport and directly into the first shot. "Nice to meet you in-person! I'm so sorry to make you do this when you just got off an international flight... but would you mind going back inside and coming back out with a little more enthusiasm?" TIme to wake up!
From thereon-out, I was on-camera for the majority of my time in Berlin, combining my two favorite things: film and travel. I was too excited to sleep, as I typically am when I travel, and I wanted to use every moment, both on and off-camera productively. A typical day involved a dessert-styled sampler of activities, ranging from street art exploring to a historical segway tour, all centered around the theme of eating adventurously. Over the course of six days and seven nights, I tried new foods that I never knew existed **imagine me proudly patting myself on the back.** When we'd break for a "nap," Emily and I would sneak away for some much needed pizza, then pack-in an activity that didn't make it into our production calendar.
Returning from Berlin, I immediately wanted to hop on a plane and fly back. I loved my unexpected adventures: enjoying a cocktail in a ping pong bar, which was created, initially, to block human communication frequencies during the Cold War, stumbling into hole-in-the-wall bakeries with the most delectable treats, discovering alleyways with the coolest street art and accidently finding my way into some of the dopest vintage stores I've ever seen... the list goes on. Despite our jam-packed schedule, there's so much more to see and do. Berlin, I'll be back!!!