Edinburgh’s Literary Sites are Everywhere. Scotland’s well known city is not only one of the ...
Huzzah! April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birth and death day. Every literature nerd knows this fact. ...
Audiobooks are totally essential for travelers. I know. Earth-shattering news. What did you guys ever ...
As someone who loves literary travel so much that I make it my life’s mission to visit ...
How to Create a Travel Blog? Hmmm. Yeah, it’s a loaded question. Honestly, it’s not too much work to create a travel blog itself. A lot of people create hobby blogs to chronicle their travels. And that’s awesome! If your goal is to write for family and friends, I support you 100%! Lots of spirit […]
Nothing is more romantic (to me) than the idea of studying English literature at St. Andrews University. Which is funny considering I was a flaky student. Regardless, this small Scottish town is incredibly special. Not only is it home to an acclaimed university, but it also boasts some incredible ruins, as well as one of […]
It’s normal to feel anxiety traveling alone. Totally normal. After all, 18% of the population in the United States suffers from some sort of anxiety. It makes sense travelers, including solo ones, also fall into that percentage. Now it might be hard to believe when the internet’s filled to the brim with blog posts proclaiming how […]
International Travel for Beginners. Let’s do it! Look no further for advice, newbies! I got your needs covered. On my first solo international trip to Scotland, I felt waaaay waaaay out of my element, because I was responsible for myself and quite frankly, I had no idea what to expect on my journey. I obviously had […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on June 27, 2017 in Anxiety and Travel, Destinations, Europe, Travel Inspiration, Travel Narratives
Remember when I wrote about my hilarious travel screw ups? Brightly colored Instagram photos at luxury resorts (usually with a skinny hot girl posing with a coconut drink on a beach) don’t reflect the reality of travel. Travel is messy. Mistakes happen especially in unfamiliar cities and cultures. Luckily I always laugh at myself. My mistakes create […]
I love dresses. Some people are crazy about jeans or skirts, but dresses are totally my “fashion jam.” I think I own at least twenty dresses and maybe three pairs of jeans. See what I mean? I will choose a dress every. single. time. Even when I travel. On my camping trip to Canada I packed a […]
Do you want to visit Tallinn in Estonia? Great choice! Who wouldn’t want to visit Tallinn? It’s a gorgeous country! As for me, Estonia had lingered on my “travel wishlist” radar for FAR too long! I’m not sure what intrigued me, exactly. I mean, have you ever seen pictures of a place and just wanted […]
Time to state the obvious. The news is scary. Headlines are even scarier if you’re prone to anxiety or have anxious friends and family. BREAKING NEWS. Two words that immediately put me on edge. This isn’t surprising. I mean, something as simple as an unread email or text message makes me dwell, thoughts exploding in my […]
May Highlights Greetings, wayfarers! It’s time for my monthly news post … almost a week late! Sorry, the time escaped me. The end of the school year is always insane. Finals, field trips, paperwork. Teaching ain’t an easy gig. Heck, I can’t even remember what day it is half the time. Anyway. What happened to me […]