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 [...]

My Week Long Romance with Budapest

My Week Long Romance with Budapest

When I told my Mom I was planning a visit to Budapest, Hungary this month, I'm pretty sure she was equally as excited as I was.  To date, I would be one of the only family members to visit the country my mother's side of the family comes from- something I am quite proud of. [...]

Packing Your Life Away

Packing Your Life Away

Next to the flooding in of questions about how I funded my year abroad, I have had many women (and a few men) reach out to me asking how I knew what to pack for a year abroad.  "How could you possibly plan for a full year with just a backpack?  Didn't you feel like you'd [...]

Four Lessons Learned by a SFT

Four Lessons Learned by a SFT

SFT: Solo Female Traveler.  That's me now...and I love it.  Solo traveling has its ups and downs.  It's not all smiles and beautiful sunsets like you see in the pictures- it is all beautiful though.  Backpacking around the world alone has been the most rewarding, challenging and transformational thing I have ever done.  I am stripped [...]