I'm a backpacker, and I pack light; so when I travel abroad I put a lot of thought into packing my daypack so I'm always prepared.
Cheap, Light, & Compact Beauty Tools for Female Backpackers
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!
Products and Packing for Looking Street Smart Traveling In Europe
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.
Why I Constantly One-Up Myself with Travel
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...
Packing List for Europe in the Summer (In One Backpack)
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!
Continued: Solo Travel is a Gateway Drug (an Autobiography)
Costa Rica. My first international trip ENTIRELY ALONE, opened the floodgates to my new wave of solo travel.
Solo Travel is a Gateway Drug (an Autobiography)
I was born with an urge to roam. It’s innate. When someone like myself decides to go gallivanting around the world alone, the idea didn’t come out of nowhere as if I were struck by lightning. It was a decision that culminated from the escapist urge that’s always been brewing, churning and growing inside me. 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 Recap: 8-Day Ecuador Itinerary (Mostly) on a Shoestring
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. Check out my Ecuador itinerary from Quito to Quilotoa to Cotopaxi to Cuenca to Guayaquil.
Traveling Happily Means Rolling with the Punches
When things “go wrong,” as they almost always do, your reaction to it is far more important than the actual event itself.
I Am Not a Travel Blogger
“Travel blogger,” that’s so cliché. I’m simply a girl, who loves to travel, who is exhilarated by new experiences and places and peoples and cultures. What I want is to describe through words and show through pictures how I feel about solo travel... and hopefully inspire someone, somewhere, to push just a little further out of their comfort zone and perpetually have the best experiences of their life.
Packing for Backpacking: The Toiletry Bag
Packing your backpack is definitely an art. Your backpack is your life force; your source of all things. Follow along as I pack my toiletry bag for 8 days in Ecuador!
Local Travel within Europe… Navigating the Train System
How should I get around within Europe? This confounded me when I got to planning my 4-week, multi-city, multi-country European adventure.