Self Awareness: Who Are You?

This past Thursday I handed in my 2 week notice...for a job that I've been working at for 2 weeks. Needless to say, it was not the right fit for me. I knew it almost instantly. However, in an effort to appease my parents (yes, adults STILL try to make their parents happy...) I put [...]

Bali: A Complete Comprehensive Guide

Ahhhh, Bali. The place brought to fame by the Julia Roberts film, "Eat, Pray, Love" (based on the book of the same title). Since the 2010 release of the film, Bali has become a popular destination for tourists and digital nomads alike. From the bustling streets filled with scooters in Kuta, to the breathtaking rice terraces [...]

How to have more meaningful conversations

"So, where are you from?"  *groan*  As travelers, we have had that conversation a thousand times over. I feel like I should wear a name tag that says, Hi, I'm "x" I'm from "x" I've been here "x" amount of time I'm headed to "x" place next *facepalm* How are you ever going to make lasting, [...]

How to prevent Travel Burnout

It's inevitable, if you're on the road for any extended period of time, you begin to miss the comforts of home. Yes, Machu Picchu may be beautiful, but after weeks of camping and taking whore baths showers with a wet wipe, you begin to miss your own bed. You can recall the smell of your house [...]

Hostels over Hotels for Solo Travelers?

It blows my mind when people tell me they have never stayed in a hostel before! Some people don't even know that they are a viable option. To me, it's one of the best parts of traveling. I remember my first solo trip; I was in Bali, alone, and had NO IDEA how I was supposed [...]

Heartbreak: You’re not a traveler without it!

People come and go. It's something you learn as you get older. But for travelers, that happens at a highly accelerated rate. By the time you've reached your third or fourth country, you've gotten pretty good with your "hellos" and "good-byes"...but every once in a while, there will be the one that tears you apart [...]