“I was born in Luxembourg, the Green Heart of Europe, so named for its rolling hills covered in verdant forests and its valleys patterned by farmland. Situated at the center of western Europe, this country has played a small but important role in the continent’s history and is one of the founding members of the European Union. But having grown up there, I know it to be so much more. I grew up in the countryside, on the top of a hill overlooking small villages, dense forests, and open farmland. From there, you can see all the way to the German border. Around my home, I found endless opportunities to get lost in the natural world. In my view, there is no pastime more peaceful than a walk through the Luxembourgish countryside. The changing seasons transform the colors of the woodlands from vibrant light-greens and yellows of spring and summer, into the ruset reds and oranges of fall, and finally the deep evergreen of the snowy winters. It is a fairytale country that I am proud to know well.” To read @’s full story, click the link in our bio.