Travel Do's and Dont's
Walk a mile, or a thousand, in someone else's shoes. Travel Do's and Dont's from those who have been there, done that.
9 Tips for Weekend Travel While Studying Abroad
In the fall of my junior year of college, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to study abroad in London, England. Before going to college, I never thought about studying abroad or really knew anything about it for that matter. It wasn't until my sophomore year that my roommate told me she was going and that I should go too. She told me about all the benefits of studying abroad, but what hooked me was the idea of traveling to a different country every weekend. Once that possibility was in my mind, I couldn't let it go.
The Ultimate Guide to Travelling Light
Minimal travelling is that one thing that everyone likes the idea of but that no one really wants to do. Just thinking of having to fit all your stuff in one regular sized backpack seems daunting and too complicated to bother with. Now, I personally think that travelling light is the best and only way to travel. It means less weight to carry and less clutter in your hotel, hostel, or even tent. So if you adhere to the philosophy but struggle to apply it to your travels, read on.
King's Peak Travel Guide
So before you go to King's Peak, make sure you are in good hiking shape and you have climbed some mountains beforehand. My husband and I thought we were in shape and we were sadly mistaken! But here are some things we learned.
Five Reasons to Use Airbnb When Moving to a New City
I'm a big fan of Airbnb—you may have seen my 2017 post about the Airbnb hosts I enjoyed visiting the most during our whirlwind year abroad.
What Not to Do When Going Abroad
So you are going abroad for the first time and you aren't really sure what to expect. Traveling to another country can be extremely intimidating and confusing. What will the people be like? What should I wear? How can I avoid unwanted attention?
From London to New York: What I Learnt From a Week in the Big Apple
For my 23rd birthday, I was lucky enough to go to New York for a week - and it was one of the best weeks of my life. Growing up I’ve always dreamt of travelling through the US, going to as many states as possible and the first on my list was New York. I spent years saying to myself “one day I’ll go if I have the time, the money...” but now I can say I’ve finally achieved it for myself. It was an amazing experience, one I’ll never forget.
What to Know Before Starting Your Gap Year Journey
In today’s society, it's become common practice to take a gap year after graduating high school. The thought of traveling is very exciting indeed, and everybody dreams about hitting the open road. Good news is that high school graduates are not the only people that take a gap year anymore; everyone can do it. Adulthood means stressful times and a lot of pressure from everyone and everything. That’s why many people make use of the gap year concept and embark on a journey of finding themselves.
My Top 5 Tips for a First Time London Traveler
I just recently came home from my very first solo trip to London. This was my very first trip internationally by myself and I was excited but absolutely TERRIFIED. There is a big difference in getting lost or navigating your own city and navigating somewhere completely different. And in a whole new country no less. Here are a few things I've been able to reflect on now that I have arrived home safely. Hopefully, these 5 tips will help quell some nerves of other first time travelers!
Why Everyone Should Go on a Holiday by Themselves When They're Young
In April of 2017, I went on a Contiki trip to Mexico by myself. Over New Years I went with just one friend to London, England. There are things that I learned and took away from both trips that I think every person should learn. These trips were amazing and life changing. I wanted to share some of the wisdom I learned traveling with a tour group.
Visiting New York City
I was lucky enough to travel to New York in September for my 21st birthday but while I was there, there were a few things that I wish someone had told me, so here I am, telling you lot!
Figuring out Europe
The first few weeks of traveling were all so eye-opening. Where do I go? How do I get there? Should I learn some words of their language? What is the currency like? Where do I book my accommodation? All of these questions became a part of my everyday life so quickly, and got easier and easier as time went on. All of a sudden, it was second nature to be preparing a day or two ahead before I wanted to move on.
Wildflowers That You Shouldn't Eat
Just because a plant is beautiful doesn't mean you should put it in your mouth. You might think that's obvious but the worst life hacks you should never try include eating whole containers of nutmeg, drinking Purell, and consuming morning glory seeds just because they can get you drunk or high. People need to be warned about everything! Also, there's no such thing as "obvious."