Drinking and Traveling

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Sleeping in a Capsule with Rainbow lights in LONDON

Throughout London you'll see quite a few St. Christopher's Inn locations- there are eight in London alone.  The hostel/hotel chain has many locations, and not just in the UK.  I actually stayed at another location in Berlin, Germany two years ago near the beginning of my travels and loved it.  They have four guiding principles at St Christopher's: Safe, Fun, Secure, Value- and I can vouch for all four. One of [...]

"My First Visit to LONDON" by HMD

London is a world famous city, and raved about in travel community for all it's offerings, sights and history.  It often shocked people that I hadn't made my way to "THE City" after so long on the road and quite a few trips to Europe, which is just a short flight away.  I put it off for various reasons, all the while knowing I'd make my way there someday and would [...]

Finding Bliss in a Blizzard

Note to readers: I'm trying something new.  You can now watch this article in video form on Youtube!  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj59p77Sdh8] Click and subscribe here. It's below zero degrees outside and I've found myself in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of all places, in the dead of Winter.  I'm looking out the window at white covered everything, wondering how I'll ever find the courage the step outside in my highheeled boots to make my [...]

What it’s like to Date Around the World

It always cracks me up how eager people are to hear about my dating life, especially since I started traveling internationally.  I've played coy and kept the juicy stories for "Girls Night" with close friends, but with so many of you asking, let me share a little bit with you- you know, woman to reader. So, you ask, what's it like to date abroad?   One word.... FUN. Dating in general [...]

Staying Productive on the Road

Life of a digital nomad may look glamorous (and sometimes, it really is) but there are many factors that go into sustaining the lifestyle.  The biggest factor?  You guessed it.  M-O-N-E-Y.  Do some of us full-time travelers get paid to travel?  Yes, but it takes a lot of good old fashioned work to get there.  I am nearly two and a half years in and I'm just now starting to feel [...]

People always know I'm an American abroad right away. Here's why…

There are a few things you're probably doing that make you stick out as a "typical American tourist" (effecting your favorability depending on what that person thinks of the states).  Sometimes , depending on the country I've been visiting, people love the fact that I'm American.  Other times, not so much.  It's been particularly interesting to see peoples' reactions to me being American post-election- but I won't be getting political right now, [...]

10 Mistakes I Made Abroad

Traveling has so many twists, turns, ups and downs, it can be hard to keep up.  There are often unforeseen issues that arise and can totally ruin your day- if you let it.  The trick?  ALWAYS keep a notebook (and your sense of humor) on hand. Personally, I've slipped up MANY times along the way, learning and taking lots of notes as I've gone along.  Amidst any given travel f**k up, [...]

Part II: American Wino in Africa

As I woke up today for my "American Wino in Africa" Day, Part II, I realized how hard this whole blogging thing really is... Feeling like a Princess in the private tasting room at JC Le Reux First, you have to schedule tours, then you have to drink wine...well you get it.. Hard work. JUST KIDDING! Blogging is the best gig ever, and days like today, well... They make me [...]

Part 1: American Wino in Africa (and five South African wineries not to miss)

I'll admit it, I have "wino" in my blood, and sometimes it shows- particularly during my time in South Africa. Myself, my boyfriend and my cousin (who came all the way from Louisiana to visit!) all enjoying our  4th- maybe 5th, who knows!- glass of wine under the South African sun.  Life is good in Cape Town! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love a good [...]

Thailand aka My Happy Place 

  I've been loudly proclaiming my love for Thailand since my first arrival last November.  I’ve already been back two more times and it's only February.  I can't seem to stay away. I could feel it as soon as I stepped off the plane day one, this was going to be one of my favorite countries.  The energy of the local people quickly charmed me, as did the lifestyle- especially when [...]