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 … Continue reading Unforeseen costs of long-term travel (and why I don’t care)
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)..
Today I skipped my return flight to Cape Town and boarded a different one instead. If you follow me on social media you probably know where I'm headed...and it's not to return to my ex-boyfriend in South Africa. As you all know, I first traveled to Cape Town as a tourist a year ago, fell … Continue reading Heartbreak and Skipped Flights
Whether you’re going on a pilgrimage to deepen your faith or you’re curious about other religions and cultures, visiting sacred places can really open your heart and mind. These places have a distinctive energy, a certain veil of mystery, and you can feel the way centuries have accumulated around them, shaping history as we know … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Spiritual Destinations that will Change Your Life
It's funny how life works, isn't it? One minute, you're going here, or there, and then wondering if you made the right call. During some points of my travels I've suffered from "The grass looks greener over there" syndrome. There have been times I've arrived in a new place only to be called to another … Continue reading Four Days in Singapore, March ’17
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