One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

I did it! It has officially been one year since I first left the states to embark on this crazy, insane, around-the-world adventure.  To say it is unbelievable that this year has come to an end would be a vast understatement.  It is unfathomable that time can go this fast.  I can't quite wrap my brain [...]

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Solo Travel: A Crash Course on Life

Solo Travel: A Crash Course on Life

I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again: traveling (alone) is the best education a girl can get. Period. I ask myself repeatedly what the purpose of all my years in school were...particularly those last, very expensive, four at university. Traveling has taught me more in eight months than I ever learned [...]

The Pillow 

The Pillow 

For over six months I've traveled along 14 countries, met countless people, experienced more things than I can list, grown more than I thought possible, and I've taken only a backpack... And my pillow. I've gotten more shit over this "frivolous" item than anything else from people- especially pro backpackers.  "Are you kidding me with [...]

Taxi Cab Confessions

Taxi Cab Confessions

As I roam around meeting people I feel like a sponge- soaking in every little piece of wisdom and inspiration.  Every person I meet is interesting in some way.  Even the ones I have not been particularly fond of... are interesting.  The guy working at the front desk, the woman on the train, the guy [...]

A Letter to Europe

A Letter to Europe

My Dearest Europe, I came to you with a broken heart and a tortured soul. I had lost faith in myself, the rest of the world and the will to live.  My being was beyond bruised and damaged from years of self-neglect.  It was all so wrong.  When I decided to run to you, I [...]

“Brave New Girl”

“Brave New Girl”

Barcelona  ❤️  August 27th, 2015 "You brave young lady!" the woman at my hostel says to me over sangria. "That must be very scary for you." She's genuinely impressed and concerned alike, and I'm charmed by her caring demeanor. Apparently I am a fragile looking thing to the outside world. But that's not how I [...]