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By Rachel Elizabeth on January 21, 2017 in Destinations, New Jersey and New York, North America, Tips & Tricks
Remember when I promised shiny posts about life in New Jersey? Yeah, I remember too, haha. Erm. Sorry for the lateness? My hiatus totally destroyed my creativity, but now I’m back and focused and ready to share information about the Garden State. Yay! As you all know, I’m not a full time traveler nor am I nomadic. […]
Solo travel may be liberating, but it’s also a little scary! If you’ve read my literary characters post, then you already know I’m not a crazy adventurous person. My bed, Netflix subscription, and books appeal to me way more than running off mountainsides in Slovenia. I love to travel. Obviously. I also love to feel “safe.” My […]
2016 was a big fat internet meme. Lots of wild and crazy crap, like unexpected deaths and election results, happened this year. No doubt. Yet, for me personally, 2016 was damn awesome. Damn. Awesome. I mean, my blog turned a year old. I never, ever, eveeeer thought creating this site would lead to new friendships, as well as me […]
I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. Why? The most common complaints were Helsinki was “boring” and “expensive” – […]
If you read my fall and winter travel plans, you’ll know I was super stoked to visit Budapest again. I fell in love with Budapest two summers ago, but only had 36 hours to experience the Hungarian capital. Not enough. Staying a week in Budapest was a fantastic decision. I could take my time in cafes, […]
Crap. Was October 12th truly the last time I updated my blog? Really? REALLY? Wow. That’s … horrific. It would actually be funny if I didn’t feel so disingenuous about it. Dear god, I owe you all an apology. The truth is I took a sudden/unannounced hiatus from travel blogging, a hiatus that lasted a little over 2 […]
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 […]