Funny things I noticed about Peru (after staying for 7 weeks)

One of the benefits of full-time travel is that you can slow down (despacio en Español) and really get to know a place.  I had the luxury of doing this in Peru last month.  I spent almost seven weeks in this beautiful country and was able to see quite a few places I can now … Continue reading Funny things I noticed about Peru (after staying for 7 weeks)

Overpacking in South America: I’ve become the best/worst backpacker on Earth

Just over a week ago I flew out of SFO on a one-way ticket to Peru and started a new leg of my round-the-world journey. I felt more excited than nervous this time and had zero panic attacks landing abroad, like that first time two years ago in Madrid (Anyone remember? Good Lawd, what a … Continue reading Overpacking in South America: I’ve become the best/worst backpacker on Earth

“Princess Life” – Guest Post by Tyguenne Solomon

I have been on this planet for 29 years and been called "a princess" too many times to count. What is it about me that makes me a princess exactly? Could it be because I have lived a very comfortable lifestyle in one of the most sought after states in America? Or because I enjoy … Continue reading “Princess Life” – Guest Post by Tyguenne Solomon

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 … Continue reading People always know I’m an American abroad right away. Here’s why…

11 Surprisingly Funny Things about South Africa

It may go without saying, but, I will point it out anyway:  Living in another country is VERY different from visiting.   I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa, on and off, for almost a year now and I still experience culture shock almost everyday.  The difference is, now it is every day … Continue reading 11 Surprisingly Funny Things about South Africa

A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)

If there's one defining factor amongst all the "basic California girls" back home, it'd be their signature Starbucks cup in hand.  Strolling through town in yoga pants just isn't the same without your daily dose- and sure, it's not the best coffee in the world and guess what?  THEY (we) KNOW THAT! My standards for … Continue reading A Venti Sized Void in South Africa (According to a California girl)