On September 17th, my parents and I visited my brother in Manhattan. Balmy winds and sunny skies promised a beautiful ...
Are you ready for some literary wanderlust? I know I am! As an English teacher, I feel like it’s my ...
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I re-discovered myself in Utklippan. I don’t lightly say that either. Have you ever had a clear epiphany, a moment ...
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September Highlights Post Summary Note: Since I didn’t do a monthly update for August, I’m including posts from that month in this summary. Happy reading. How I Discovered Myself Again in Utklippan: My stay on the tiny rugged Swedish island Utklippan helped me re-discover what was important. 20 Photos that will Make You Visit Vilnius […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on September 23, 2016 in Destinations, Europe, Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspiration
This summer I went to Stockholm so I could attend TBEX. I was super excited for the conference, because I wanted to learn more about the art of travel blogging (obviously). But I was even more excited to explore Sweden’s capital. Stockholm had always been a destination lurking in the back of my mind. I’m […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on September 11, 2016 in Destinations, Europe, North America, Travel Inspiration
For those of us who live on the northeast coast of the US, cooler months linger on the horizon. It’s so hard to believe fall lurks around the corner when it still feels like summer in New Jersey. Throughout the weekend, we’ve experienced plenty of “record breaking heat,” which is super annoying, but there you […]
As you already know, while I frolicked around Sweden, I had an opportunity to explore beyond its capital city Stockholm. Visiting Karlskrona (and its surrounding area!) was definitely a highlight of my Swedish trip! I only spent two days in Sweden’s naval city. So, of course, I already wanna return for a leisurely seaside holiday: […]
Travel isn’t cheap. I hate admitting it, but travel has pulverized my savings over the years. I don’t regret spending a single penny. I don’t. However, I won’t lie and act like a plane ticket to Rome is as cheap as a roll of toilet paper. In our dreams, right? So, unsurprisingly, lot of people […]
I’m skipping my monthly wrap-up for August, because you’ve probably noticed the radio static on this blog, right? I promise my lack of posts had nothing to do with my chronic laziness. Instead a huge and unexpected non-travel event impacted my life. You ready? I was hired at a new school in northern New Jersey! […]
It’s been quiet in “Wayfarer Land.” Sorry, folks. I have some big news I’ll share this week, which will explain my quietness throughout much of August. I promise I didn’t disappear to be a jerk. So stay tuned. Meanwhile, I wanted to enchant everyone with some photos of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Honestly, I […]
July Highlights As you already knew from my radio silence, I spent the majority of July traveling throughout Denmark, Sweden, the Baltic States, and Finland. Check out my fantastic itinerary here. Oh my god, this trip was incredible. In Stockholm, I had the pleasure of attending TBEX where I learned so much about the travel […]
Welcome to my Beginners Guide to Porto. Are you visiting Portugal? Great choice. In my opinion, Portugal is one of the best destinations for new solo travelers. It’s affordable, safe, diverse (cities, beaches, and more!), and plain ol’ awesome. While most travelers stick to Lisbon (with good reason, I love Lisbon), you want to add […]