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”

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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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”

Travel Essentials: Hostels

Thinking about going traveling for a while? (Aren’t we all, though?) If so, hostels are an amazing (and cheap!) place to stay while exploring the world. Have adventures, make friends, and live in the center of the city for a while. Hostels hopping is the only way to really forget everything and just see the world.

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Outlander in Real Life

Here’s just a bit of advice . . . Continue reading “Outlander in Real Life”

Are Travel Backpacks Worth the Price?

Before moving to France last year, I made the decision to invest in a travel backpack.  Continue reading “Are Travel Backpacks Worth the Price?”