Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)

One of my personal heroes, Elizabeth Gilbert, said "To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice," and she wasn't kidding.  Traveling is expensive, and not just for your bank account, but I agree with Liz.  It is all worth it.  I've given up a lot to travel, to keep following my dream to see every [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

8 Weird & Funny Things about South East Asia 

8 Weird & Funny Things about South East Asia 

Traveling through South East Asia has been so amazing.  I've met countless inspiring people, seen mindblowingly beautiful temples, beaches and waterfalls and have genuinely fallen in love with each country in a different way.  Every place I've been so far has had something magical about it, something challenging and something funny.  Some things I was [...]