9 Ways To Make Friends At Any Hostel

Hopping on a plane that will be hurtling hundreds of miles an hour over a vast ocean, towards a destination you’ve never seen, on a continent you’ve never set foot on, is . . . daunting, to say the least. Now, imagine you’re taking that leap all alone.  Continue reading “9 Ways To Make Friends At Any Hostel”

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12 Things You Must Do in Porto, Portugal

When I booked my flight to Porto, I never expected to fall in love with the city. I knew no Portuguese, would totally be on my own again, and had no clue how to get around. However, it was the best week and a half of my summer.  Continue reading “12 Things You Must Do in Porto, Portugal”

My Favorite London Hangs

London is a magnificent place with so much to offer. As I like to say, you can never be bored in London! Being bored with the streets of London at your fingertips is an impossible feat.  Continue reading “My Favorite London Hangs”

5 Tips On How To Actually Keep A Travel Journal

There are many ways to document your travels: Facebook, Instagram, sending postcards, taking selfies, picking up souvenirs . . . I do it all, but there has always been something intriguing about having a travel journal. Continue reading “5 Tips On How To Actually Keep A Travel Journal”

Backpacking From A to Z

Ever wonder what it takes to be a backpacker? Here’s 26 quick tips, A to Z, to get you started.

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Writing Underneath the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland

Something about Scotland just bleeds and breathes inspirations. It infects your blood, your bones, your mind. Continue reading “Writing Underneath the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland”

A Totally Spontaneous Trip To Snowdonia National Park, Wales

“My friend just canceled on me. Want to go to Wales in 7 hours?”

“Ummmm  . . . yes, please!” 

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12 Rules On Hostel Etiquette

It took me all of one night of staying in hostels again to come up with this list.  Continue reading “12 Rules On Hostel Etiquette”

A (Extremely) Minimal European Summer Packing List

Work’s been a circus (this month, I’ve read 5 novels, graded projects, edited essays, and made study guides and exams until I absolutely loathed the sight of Microsoft Word). However, there has been a light at the end of the tunnel.

I leave for London . . . today! I’ll be gone from June 16th to August 7th. 53 days. One girl. One backpack. Lots of adventures. Continue reading “A (Extremely) Minimal European Summer Packing List”