I am not the stereotypical backpacker. I'm also not a travel pageant queen. Female travelers: Here are my beauty tips and tools for packing light, preserving your femininity, and blending in!
This isn't just superficial fashion advice. Looking like a tourist can make you a target for pickpockets and scammers—you CAN look good while traveling without sacrificing comfort and function.
My flight into Dublin landed around 8 a.m. Sunday. When I approached the passport control officer in the non-EU citizen line, he fired off a number of questions. The exchange went a little something like this: “How long are you staying in Ireland?” he asked...
I recently got a message asking for packing advice for a 2-week trip through western Europe. Since my friend's itinerary is not unlike my 4-week trip last August, I figured I could draw on my own experiences to help out a pal in need!
Costa Rica. My first international trip ENTIRELY ALONE, opened the floodgates to my new wave of solo travel.
I started slow; tentatively. I dabbled. I felt the rush. And then a longer trip, a farther trip, a riskier trip, and I was hooked.
Ecuador as a travel destination: Enough have come before to pave the way, but not enough that the people and the country are jaded, advantageous of or overrun by foreigners.