Longtime (Home)Coming

Longtime (Home)Coming

You can always go home...but it will cost you. $1,100 (to be exact) and 25 hours of flight time across three continents and, easy!  Just like that, I was back home in the states.  No matter the cost, it was so worth it. Landing at the San Francisco airport after a year and four months [...]

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 [...]

The Goodbye Girl

The Goodbye Girl

Saying goodbye has never been something I was good at.  Yes, it’s hard for everyone.  I know.  But...dare I say it?  I may just take goodbyes harder than the next person.  I dread them.  I have nightmares about them.  I hate them and feel their pain before they even happen. Perhaps it's my abandonment issues...my [...]

I Skipped my Flight…

I Skipped my Flight…

Time to come clean. As some of you know, I decided to forgo my flight out of South Africa which was booked for the 8th of this month. It's about time I  update everyone as I am getting many confused messages like: "Hey, I thought you were leaving that place?  Where in the world are you?  Aren't [...]

Guest Post: New Caledonia

Guest Post: New Caledonia

Oceania's Well Kept Secret Rarely in life can we get a chance to visit some place that is yet untouched by the waves of tourists and magnificent all by itself. Most of the beautiful destinations, especial the exotic ones, have been turn to endless rows of luxury resorts, as soon as their tourism potential is [...]

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 [...]

Two Weeks in Ireland 

Two Weeks in Ireland 

One rainy day a couple weeks ago in Santorini, out of curiosity I looked up where the cheapest flights out of Greece were and saw a 60 € round trip flight to Dublin.   (I used the "everywhere" search option on Skyscanner, FYI.  If you don't know about this travel hack, you should!) I couldn't [...]

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 [...]

4 Talks that Changed my Life

4 Talks that Changed my Life

About 6 months ago my life shifted from an almost-perfect construct to what I can only describe as messy, unpredictable, and nomadic.  Quitting my executive job and selling everything I owned to travel was an intense decision- to say the very least.  There were many factors that led me to the point where I was ready [...]