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…
Two years ago I embarked on two different journeys that would take me to strange corners of the Earth, and my mind. One started with a backpack and a one-way ticket to Spain, but you've heard plenty about that. The other journey started with me opening my laptop one day in Portugal. Both were equally … Continue reading Why (and how) I started blogging
Outside of the question "Aren't you scared traveling all alone?!" (No, but I was at first. You toughen up pretty quick out there in the world!) The next most frequent question I'm asked is: "What's your favorite country? You must have one, right?!" I feel like I disappoint people, more often than not, when I … Continue reading I’ve been to 29 Countries in the last two years, here are my favorites (so far)..
Throughout my life, despite many a long-term relationship, the word "solo" was part of my identity- I tend to walk some crazy paths others wouldn't dare...alone. And I've liked it that way, for the most part. I knew from a young age I was meant to be a strong independent woman and would do the … Continue reading I fell in love abroad, now what?
When I was researching places to stay in Singapore, I found 5footway.inn via Facebook, surprisingly, and was intrigued by the cutesy name and marketing. I thought to myself, "Five feet...that's about my size. That's all I need. Perfect!" Just a little space to call my own for a few days while I explore this new … Continue reading Review: 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay Singapore
It's no secret that traveling the world will teach you more lessons than you can count. I think (I hope) everyone realizes just how powerful traveling is in the personal growth department and is able to do it themselves. It has definitely been the best gift I've ever given myself, and one that will continue to … Continue reading Things I’ve Gotten Used to On the Road