When I booked my flight to Porto, I never expected to fall in love with the city. I knew no Portuguese, would totally be on my own again, and had no clue how to get around. However, it was the best week and a half of my summer. Continue reading “12 Things You Must Do in Porto, Portugal”
5 Tips On How To Actually Keep A Travel Journal
There are many ways to document your travels: Facebook, Instagram, sending postcards, taking selfies, picking up souvenirs . . . I do it all, but there has always been something intriguing about having a travel journal. Continue reading “5 Tips On How To Actually Keep A Travel Journal”
Backpacking From A to Z
Ever wonder what it takes to be a backpacker? Here’s 26 quick tips, A to Z, to get you started.
Writing Underneath the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland
Something about Scotland just bleeds and breathes inspirations. It infects your blood, your bones, your mind. Continue reading “Writing Underneath the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland”
A Totally Spontaneous Trip To Snowdonia National Park, Wales
“My friend just canceled on me. Want to go to Wales in 7 hours?”
“Ummmm . . . yes, please!”
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A (Extremely) Minimal European Summer Packing List
Work’s been a circus (this month, I’ve read 5 novels, graded projects, edited essays, and made study guides and exams until I absolutely loathed the sight of Microsoft Word). However, there has been a light at the end of the tunnel.
I leave for London . . . today! I’ll be gone from June 16th to August 7th. 53 days. One girl. One backpack. Lots of adventures. Continue reading “A (Extremely) Minimal European Summer Packing List”
Outlander in Real Life
Here’s just a bit of advice . . . Continue reading “Outlander in Real Life”
Are Travel Backpacks Worth the Price?
Before moving to France last year, I made the decision to invest in a travel backpack. Continue reading “Are Travel Backpacks Worth the Price?”
5 Tips For Solo Girls Hosteling in Mixed Dorms
Just because you’re a solo female traveler doesn’t mean you have to stay in female dorms. Continue reading “5 Tips For Solo Girls Hosteling in Mixed Dorms”
Twisting roads, rolling green hills, medieval stone cities, fairytale views, and Chianti wine? Um, yes please. Continue reading “Photobook: Tuscany”
The 4 Types of Art You’ll Find in Florence, Italy
Florence is full of art. Some may debate that the entire city is a work of art. I’m definitely partial to that side of the argument. It also doesn’t take a lot of sifting through photos to discover why.
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5 Ways To Keep Healthy While Staying in Hostels
I got sick once while backpacking . . . and please, let’s hope never again. There’s nothing worse than being in a hostel, coughing up a storm, running a fever, and having nowhere to go. Continue reading “5 Ways To Keep Healthy While Staying in Hostels”