If my last post inspired you to travel, then yayy, I’m so glad you’re taking the leap of faith! If you are planning a trip to SE Asia specifically, then I’ve got some tips so that you don’t feel completely blindsided, like I was, when you get there. Some of this you can find on…… Continue reading Tips for Surviving SE Asia
I’ve been mulling over my trip for almost one month now, talking about all of my favorite (and not-so-favorite) memories to anyone and everyone who will listen. Plus, I wanted ample time to be able to reflect on such a massive undertaking. It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I’m sitting on…… Continue reading What 3 months of solo backpacking taught me
Goodbye 2016. As each year comes to an end, we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new year ahead. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, if you will. Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of negativity as it relates to the summation of this past year -…… Continue reading Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.
Long term travel is not all white sandy beaches, exotic food and beautiful temples. And while yes, all of that does exist, what you don’t see are all of the challenges of long-term solo traveler: the hot & humid days, long and uncomfortable bus rides, the illness, the loneliness. I’m here to break down some…… Continue reading The challenges of long-term travel (2 weeks in)
Dear Alex, The big adventure is only ONE WEEK AWAY!!! It’s amazing how fast the time has flown since you first contemplated long-term travel. Up until this point, the thought of doing something drastically off the beaten path felt really far-fetched and unattainable; I guess you could have called it a dream. But now here…… Continue reading An open letter to myself
Birthdays are a strange thing, in my opinion. We throw these extravagant parties and expect people to buy us presents and make us a cake to celebrate another year of life. Shouldn’t we be celebrating our parents for conceiving us or more importantly, our moms for birthing us? Why is it that we get one…… Continue reading Saying goodbye to 23 and welcoming 24.
March marks the one and a half year anniversary since I packed up two very large suitcases and jet-set across the country to begin a new adventure. The past year and a half have been filled with countless wonderful moments and periods of personal growth but there have also been a fair share of challenges. And so as I…… Continue reading A Few Lessons From My Post-Grad Self