Huzzah! April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birth and death day. Every literature nerd knows this fact. ...
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Y’know, maybe it’s because I turn 30 soon, but I think a lot about how my ...
Happy birthday, Blond Wayfarer! Yup! Time flies! My amazing blog is officially two years old! How the heck did I ever stick with something for this long? I still don’t know how I did it. Most of my projects … Ehh, never mind. Let’s stay positive. To be honest, I completely forgot about my “blogiversary.” […]
I still can’t believe my birthday is over! I dreaded my birthday for months. Now that it’s done I feel … the same, haha. Much ado about nothing, huh? Still, irony was on my side last week. Backstory: I’m a bit of a messy person. I’m not a hoarder (ugh, could you imagine?), but when it comes to […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on May 12, 2017 in Beginners Guides, Destinations, Europe, Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspiration
Whoa, sounds cool. Where is that? Honestly, I didn’t know much about Vilnius prior to my own visit either. As someone who’s obsessed with travel, especially to Europe, I had already heard wonderful stories about Riga and Tallinn from other people. The Baltics called my name for weeks, enticing me, until I finally caved and […]
Dear “Twenty Year Old” Rachel, Good morning, pretty lady!! It’s me. Me ten years later. I know, the Ghost of Christmas Future, except your birthday is in May, not December. Anyway, how are you? Let me guess. You’re probably hiding in your dorm room even though it’s a sunny May afternoon, one of those spectacular […]
April Highlights It’s finally spring in the Garden State!! But April’s weather was horrible, haha. I swear, nine days out of ten, it either rained or chilled my bones or both. Usually both. Thanks, April, I always appreciate when you play with my emotions like that. BESIDES the lousy weather, however, April was a pretty […]
Because I only had four days to spend in Austin, I wanted to wisely maximize my time so I could fully experience this “weird” city. Personally, I’m a big fan of walking or van tours that take you to all the city’s main attractions. I try to schedule these excursions on my first day, so I […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on April 17, 2017 in Destinations, North America, Photo Essays, Travel Inspiration
Spring in Austin is a real treat. As you guys already know from my monthly news post, I was fortune enough to spend part of my spring break in the artsy, fun, and vibrant capital of Texas. Despite some, erm, erratic weather, spring in Austin was an awesome choice for me, because it served as a reminder […]
Argh, you guys, full disclaimer … this wasn’t an easy post to write, even if the title “solo travel helped my anxiety” is a positive one. I value honesty on this blog, because I truly want to help others and cut through all the fluff. “Keeping it real” is a code of honor in New […]
As some of you already know, Canada’s beautiful national parks are free in 2017. So, if you’ve always wanted to visit Canada, now’s the time to pack your hiking gear, book your plane tickets, and experience the trip of a lifetime. Additionally, Canada is an awesome destination for solo female travelers for many reasons. I took […]