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On September 17th, my parents and I visited my brother in Manhattan. Balmy winds and sunny skies promised a beautiful ...
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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 ...
By Rachel Elizabeth on October 12, 2016 in Destinations, Europe, Travel Inspiration, Travel Narratives
“Ughhh, gross,” I thought, wrinkling my nose. Mud was smeared on my brand new Clarks shoes. I wiped raindrops off my glasses and then glared at the gray clouds. Looking back, I don’t know why a little rain distressed me so much. I was smack in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, a mystical, mountainous, and green […]
When I visited Stockholm in July, I wanted to explore some sites outside the city center. A perfect opportunity presented itself in the form of Context Travel’s Green City Tour. The tour takes you to Understenshöjden, Stockholm’s very own eco-village, and Skogskyrkogården, a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous cemetery. As a company, Context is […]
So you want to travel alone? Yay, join the club! We need more empowered people embracing solitude and doing whatever they want on their own terms – including wandering halfway across the globe. If you’ve never traveled solo, then it might seem like a daunting task – especially if you live in the United States […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve written a letter to new travel bloggers. (If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, read this post and that post). Yesterday I finally had a spare moment to write my monthly goals for Blond Wayfarer. So it’s no surprise I had blogging on the brain and decided to share […]
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 […]