“You don’t have to go abroad to experience travel” by Toni Elston

“You don’t have to go abroad to experience travel” by Toni Elston

I have been unable to travel the world as I would like to yet, but I can still say, without a doubt, traveling has been my saving grace. Growing up, most of the traveling I did was with my mom to whatever base she was living on- my mom was in the military but I wasn’t with her all the time. I think that’s where my love for travel and exploring comes from. Being able [...]

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 [...]

Guest Post: 5 Unconventional Things to do in Australia

Guest Post: 5 Unconventional Things to do in Australia

Whether you’re a local or someone just visiting Australia, conventional trips can sometimes become boring. It’s not all about the museums, zoos, and architecture, there are other things in Australia to experience. Here is a list of five unconventional and fun activities you can try in Australia. Take a look! BridgeClimb in Sydney Sydney is [...]

Bali sans Javier

Bali sans Javier

"Expectation is the root of all heartache."  -William Shakespeare My Bali experience has been magical.  Truly life changing. I've been to see a healer.  I've meditated and walked through the jungle and the rice fields.  I've read and wrote...a lot.  I have swam in the pool and down at the river.  I have basked in the [...]