Travel Bucket List: Souvenirs

I’m trying not to be as materialistic anymore . . . but that doesn’t necessarily mean I totally dislike buying things I probably shouldn’t spend my money on. I’m still working on it.  Continue reading “Travel Bucket List: Souvenirs”

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The 4 Stages Of Culture Shock

Extensive travel is fun, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t ever hard. Continue reading “The 4 Stages Of Culture Shock”

12 Things That Are Completely Foreign When You Come Back After Time Abroad

Sure, everyone’s heard of culture shock, but what about reverse culture shock? Continue reading “12 Things That Are Completely Foreign When You Come Back After Time Abroad”

Weird Things Backpackers Do While Traveling

Backpacking is amazing and never let anyone make you think otherwise. There’s something so freeing about being in a new country with nothing but a carry on. With hardly any baggage weighing you down, what can’t you do? Continue reading “Weird Things Backpackers Do While Traveling”

Why Some Of My Favorite Travel Photos Aren’t Ones I’d Ever Put In A Portfolio

I love to take beautiful pictures when I travel. The world is so spectacular – it’s kind of impossible not to and there are days where I can’t wait to take out my camera and snap millions hundreds of photos. Okay, maybe not millions, but definitely a couple hundred.  Continue reading “Why Some Of My Favorite Travel Photos Aren’t Ones I’d Ever Put In A Portfolio”

French Artists Worth Listening To Who Aren’t Stromae

What I’ve loved most about learning a new language is that not only does it connect you to millions of people, it also leads to the discovery of an entirely different world – a world filled with music. Continue reading “French Artists Worth Listening To Who Aren’t Stromae”

Surviving Extended International Travel On Wifi

So far, I’ve lived abroad twice. Both times, I used only wifi as my main means of communication, first for 4 months and then for 9. It’s totally possible and easier than trying to deal with pesky foreign regulations.  Continue reading “Surviving Extended International Travel On Wifi”

The Best Souvenirs For Backpackers

People say that photographs are the best souvenirs. And I agree – I took hundreds upon hundreds of photos! They’re snapshots of memories. They’re personal.

However, I also think there is something satisfying about bringing back a tangible item. Something actually from that country, that city, that moment.  Continue reading “The Best Souvenirs For Backpackers”